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August Friedrich Graun (Composer)

Born: 1698/9 - Wahrenbrück, Brandenburg, Germany
Died: May 5, 1765 - Merseburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

August Friedrich Graun was a German organist and teacher. He attended school in Grimma from 1711 to 1717 and was later granted a master's degree. In 1729 he became Kantor at the cathedral school in Merseburg, where he remained until his death despite continual arguments with the staff and the church authorities. The attribution to him of a Kyrie and Gloria in B minor, proposed by the music collector Georg Poelchau, is doubtful.

 

Source: Copyright  Oxford University Press (2007-2012; accessed: July 3, 2012)
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Thomas Braatz (July 2012)

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