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Johann Joachim Quantz

A famous flutist, born in Oberschaden on January 30, 1697. He became an orphan at the age of ten, began taking music lessons from his uncle who lost in a few months, then to the musician of the city that succeeded him in office. He spent seven and a half years with him and learned to play the violin, the oboe and the trumpet. Kisenwetter, organist of some merit, also gave him harpsichord lessons. The compositions of Hoffnan, Heinechen, and Telemann had been, at first, the object of his studies; the foreign singers and virtuosos who heard in the chapel of the Duke of Merseburg began to refine his taste and gave him the desire to travel to increase his knowledge.