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Jan Zach (November 13, 1699 - May 24, 1773) was a Czech composer, violinist and organist. November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... Events January 26 - Treaty of Karlowitz signed March 30 - the tenth Sikh Master, Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa. ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... 1773 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A violinist is an instrumentalist who plays the violin. ... An organist is a musician who plays the organ, whether pipe or electronic. ...

Zach applied for the position of music director at Saint Vitus's Cathedral in Prague. He was not accepted for this position, and in 1747 he left Prague to become violinist and conductor for Mainz's archbishop. Prague (Czech: Praha, see also other names) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ... // Events January 31 - The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Dock Hospital April 9 - The Scottish Jacobite Lord Lovat was beheaded by axe on Tower Hill, London, for high treason; he was the last man to be executed in this way in Britain May 14 - First battle of Cape... Mainz (French: Mayence) is a city in Germany and the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ...

From 1756 onwards, Zach did not have steady employment, and supported himself by traveling through Europe, particularly Italy, Germany, and Austria, selling his compositions. Zach's early compositions were written in the Baroque style. Later, however, Zach's preference tended toward the style of the emerging Classical music era. 1756 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A satellite composite image of Europe // Etymology Picture of Europa, carried away by bull-shaped Zeus. ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens: dynamic figures spiral down around a void: draperies blow: a whirl of movement lit in a shaft of light, rendered in a free bravura handling of paint In arts, the Baroque (or baroque) is both a period and the style that dominated it. ... The Classical period in Western music occurred from about 1730 and 1820, but there was considerable overlap at both ends with preceding and following periods, as is true for all musical eras. ...

Zach's compositions

A symphony is an extended piece of music usually for orchestra and comprising several movements. ... In classical music, the word concerto (pl. ... Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. ... This article discusses the Mass as a standard form of classical music composition. ...

External link

  • Czech Classical Music Dictionary

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