Kuhnau, Johann

Kuhnau, Johann

(yō`hän ko͞o`nou), 1660–1722, German composer and performer. Kuhnau was J. S. Bach's predecessor as organist and cantor at St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. He wrote various treatises on music and composed the first harpsichord sonatas.
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The authors Rose chooses were all practicing musicians: Johann Kuhnau, Johann Beer, Wolfgang Caspar Printz.