Johann Georg Pisendel
Johann Georg Pisendel
After his voice broke, Pisendel went on to play the violin in the Court Orchestra but in 1709 he left Dresden for Leipzig to further his musical studies. On the way to Leipzig, he met Johann Sebastian Bach at Weimar and, once in Leipzig, was introduced to Georg Philipp Telemann. Pisendel was an enthusiastic member of the student Collegium musicum founded by Telemann and they became close friends. In 1711, after a performance at Darmstadt, Pisendel was offered a place in the court orchestra there, but declined. The following year he accepted a place in the Dresden Court Orchestra. He remained with the Dresden orchestra for the rest of his life, though he accompanied his new master, the Crown Prince, on a tour of Europe, visiting Antonio Vivaldi (some of whose solo violin works he had already performed) in Venice. In about 1718, Pisendel began studying composition under Johann David Heinichen, and in 1728 Pisendel became Concert Master of the Dresden Court Orchestra. Pisendel's pupils included Franz Benda and Johann Gottlieb Graun, and he was also a close friend of Jan Dismas Zelenka, some of whose works he helped publish posthumously. Pisendel's compositions are few in number but high in quality.
All of his surviving works are instrumental. They include 10 violin concertos, 4 concertos for orchestra, 2 sonatas for violin, a Sinfonia and Trio. However slight the number of his own compositions, the influence of Johann Georg Pisdendel on music was great. The likes of Tomaso Albinoni, Antonio Vivaldi and Georg Philipp Telemann all dedicated violin concertos to him. Pisendel was the foremost German violinist of his day and he was directly or indirectly responsible for the creation of much memorable music. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Georg_Pisendel Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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|Violin Concerto in D major: II. Andante (alternate version)|
|Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in C Minor: III. Affetuoso|
|III. Allegro (cadenze by L. Guttler)|