Biography of Christian Cannabich (1731-1798)

28.12.1731
Born in Mannheim, son of a flutist and oboist.
1741
Studies violin with Johann Stamitz in Mannheim
1747
Violinist at court of Electoral Palatinate
1752
Moves to Italy and follows there Jommelli and takes later lessons from Sammartini
1756
Return to Mannheim (may be a year later)
1759
Concertmaster at the court (may be 1758)
1774
One of several conductors at court
1777
Acquaintance of Mozarts during his visit in Mannheim. Mozart was impressed by his use of clarinets in orchestra.
1778
Move to Munich with the court
21.01.1798
Dies in Frankfurt/Main
His son Karl became a composer, too. His daughter Rosine was a pianist (lessons with Mozart)
Lots of compositions for flute, because the brother, father and his master played flute.

Sheet music for flute:

Konzert (D-Dur)
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(flute, piano orchestral excerpt)
F. E. C. Leuckart, FECL 10269
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Non molto Allegro ma brillante
Includes cadencas by Gerhard-Ewald Peters


Quartett (G-Dur)
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(flute, violin, viola, cello)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Quartett
  2. Andantino
  3. Allegro spirituoso ma non troppo
Only parts, no score


Literature von/über Christian Cannabich

Last edit 01.05.2020