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Biography of Jean-Baptiste Wendling (1723-1797): biography, sheet music, recordings, weblinks and literature

Biography of Jean-Baptiste Wendling (1723-1797)

Born in Rappoltsweiler (Alsace)
For a period of four years flutist in Zweibrücken and flute teacher of duke Christian IV.
Playing a concert for Frederic the Great in Berlin
Member of the court orchestra Mannheim (could also have been in 1752)
Mozart met him and his familiy in 1777/1778 in Mannheim and wrote arias for his wife and his daughter. They became close friends.
Employment at the court in Munich
Successor of Quantz at the Prussian Court
Disapproved the new developed instruments with keys and tried to also keep his students away from this innovations
Schubart praised his sound and the expressiveness
Dies in Munich

Literature von/über Jean-Baptiste Wendling

Last edit 02.07.2010