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 Johann Joseph Fux

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Johann Joseph Fux Famous memorial

Birth
Langegg bei Graz, Graz-Umgebung Bezirk, Styria (Steiermark), Austria
Death
13 Feb 1741 (aged 80–81)
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Burial
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Memorial ID
9611023 View Source

Austrian Composer and Theorist. He held many important posts in the Viennese Court and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Kappellmeister by Emperor Charles VI. Fux's many religious works are seldom performed today, his operas not at all. But his treatise on counterpoint, "Gradus ad Parnassum" (1725), is still a standard musical text. It was studied by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms, and famously mocked by Debussy in his piano suite, "Children's Corner."

Austrian Composer and Theorist. He held many important posts in the Viennese Court and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Kappellmeister by Emperor Charles VI. Fux's many religious works are seldom performed today, his operas not at all. But his treatise on counterpoint, "Gradus ad Parnassum" (1725), is still a standard musical text. It was studied by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms, and famously mocked by Debussy in his piano suite, "Children's Corner."

Bio by: Bobb Edwards

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  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 16 Oct 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 9611023
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9611023/johann-joseph-fux: accessed ), memorial page for Johann Joseph Fux (1660–13 Feb 1741), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9611023, citing Saint Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria; Maintained by Find a Grave.