Graupner, Johann

Graupner, Johann (Christian Gottlieb)

(1767–1836) musician, composer; born near Hanover, Germany. An oboist who had played under Haydn, he came to the U.S.A. in 1795. In Boston he opened a music store, published, taught, played, and composed. He founded the pioneering Boston Philharmonic Society in 1810 and, in 1815, the still-extant Handel and Haydn Society. He has been called "the father of American orchestral music."
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In addition to the many Milanese symphonists, I would list from Italy the symphonies of Andrea Zani and the large number of early symphonies in Darmstadt, Dresden, the Fonds Blancheton in Paris, and the Este collection in Vienna; from Austria the early symphonies of Ignaz Holzbauer and those of the Monn/Mann brothers; from Germany the symphonies of Christoph Graupner, Johann Friedrich Fasch, Johan Agrell, Johann Gottlob Harrer, and Joseph Camerloher and the early symphonies of Franz Xaver Richter and Johann Stamitz; and from France the aforementioned works of Guillemain and those of Jean-Baptiste Cupis.