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Kuhnau, Johann

Kuhnau, Johann [ Johann Kuhn] (b Geising, Bohemia, 1660; d Leipzig, 1722). Bohemian composer and lawyer. Org., St Thomas's, Leipzig, from 1684, cantor 1701. Bach's immediate predecessor at Leipzig. Wrote ably for clavichord and hpd., composing exercises which he called Klavierübung, a term later used by Bach. Among first to compose sonatas (as distinct from suites).

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Kuhnau, Johann

Johann Kuhnau (yō´hän kōō´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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