A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Johann Joachim Quantz

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January 30, 1697: Johann Joachim Quantz is born at Kirchstraße 2 in Oberscheden, Electorate of Hannover in the Holy Roman Empire, the son of Andreas Quantz, a blacksmith.
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January 11, 1753: Johann Joachim Quantz, in Berlin, writes to Georg Philipp Telemann in Hamburg. He thanks Telemann for his kind words about Quantz’s Versuch einer Anweisung die Flöte traversiere zu spielen. Quantz acknowledges the great value of the music of Telemann and Handel.
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December 20, 1756: Given the flight of the Saxon court from Dresden and its current residence in Warsaw, the Oberkapellmeister of the court, Johann Adolf Hasse (57) departs Dresden for Venice and later Naples. Friedrich the Great will order Franz Benda and Johann Joachim Quantz (59) to Dresden.
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July 12, 1773: Johann Joachim Quantz dies at his home in Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia, aged 76 years, five months and twelve days.
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July 14, 1773: The mortal remains of Johann Joachim Quantz are laid to rest in the Friedhof vor dem Nauener Tor, Postdam. (In 1865 his remains will be reinterred in the Alter Friedhof, Potsdam)
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November 17, 1969: “Nutcrackers”, a group of four Dutch composers including Louis Andriessen (30), cause a disturbance during the performance of music by Johan Joachim Quantz (†196) at the Concertgebouw. The four blow whistles, shake rattles, and distribute leaflets to protest the lack of new music at the Concertgebouw. They also desire the appointment of Bruno Maderna (49) as conductor. At this, the conductor, Bernard Haitink, leaves the stage. Demonstrators jump on stage, hand out leaflets to the musicians, and use a megaphone to demand open discussion of their complaints. The audience reacts badly and eventually, the four are ejected by force and saved from physical harm by police.