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Johann Christoph Kaffka
1759 - 1815
J.C. Kaffka
Johann Christoph Kaffka [Kawka] (1759 - 29/01/1815), a German composer, from Regensburg. Violinist and dramatic composer, brother of Wilhelm Kaffka, pupil of Riepel ; entered the orchestra of the Prince of Thurn and Taxis at Ratisbou ; appeared as a singer and actor in Berlin in 1778, and later in Breslau ; went to the Hoftheater in Dessau in 1800, settled at Riga in 1803 as a bookseller, and after that appeared only occasionally in concerts as violinist, Works Operas : Das Milchmadchen, Breslau, 1779 ; Lucas uud Hannchen, Hamburg, 1782 ; Die Zigeuner, Breslau, 1780 ; Der Apfeldieb, ib., 1781 ; Autonius uud Kleopatra, ib., 1781 ; Bitten uud Erhorung, ib., 1783 ; Die Feier der Gnade des Königs ; Der blinde Ekemann ; Der Talisman ; Rosamunde, melodrama ; Several ballets ; Oratorios : Der Tod Ludwig's XVI. ; Jesus leidend und sterbend ; Masses ; Requiem ;Vespers, etc.
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians and http://www.archive.org/stream/cyclopediaofmusi02cham/cyclopediaofmusi02cham_djvu.txt
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis (picture)
Period:Early Romanticism
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
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Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis