Bode, Johann Joachim Christoph, German

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Bode, Johann Joachim Christoph, German

Bode, Johann Joachim Christoph, German instrumentalist and composer; b. Barum, Jan. 12, 1730; d. Weimar, Dec. 13, 1793. He began his career as a bassoon player, and also played cello in the Collegium Musicum in Helmstedt and oboe in Celle. In 1757 he went to Hamburg, where he was active as a teacher, writer, publisher, and translator; in 1778 he settled in Weimar as a diplomat. As a composer, he wrote several syms., a Cello Concerto, a Violin Concerto, a Bassoon Concerto, and songs.

Bibliography

I E. Greeven, J.J.C. B., Ein Hamburger Uebersetzer, Verleger unà Drucker (Weimar, 1938).

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