Binder, Christlieb Siegmund

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Binder, Christlieb Siegmund

Binder, Christlieb Siegmund, German organist and composer; b. Dresden (baptized), July 29, 1723; d. there, Jan. 1, 1789. He became a court musician in Dresden in 1751, where he played the pantoleon. In 1764 he was made second organist and in 1787 first organist at the Catholic court chapel. He wrote prolifically, in an “elegant style” akin to that of C.P.E. Bach. Some of his compositions have been reprinted by O. Schmid in Musik am sachsischen Hofe, IV and VI (Leipzig, 1903-4).

Works

Sonatas for harpsichord solo, and for harpsichord in various combinations with violin and cello; 76 organ preludes; harpsichord concertos; quartets with harpsichord; and trio sonatas for 2 Violins with basso continuo.

Bibliography

H. Fleischer, C.S. B. (1723–1789) (Regensburg, 1941).

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