Egli, Johann Heinrich

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Egli, Johann Heinrich

Egli, Johann Heinrich, Swiss composer, violinist, and teacher; b. Seegraben, near Zurich, March 4, 1742; d. Zurich, Dec. 19, 1810. He studied voice, violin, piano, and composition, his principal mentor being Johannes Schmidlin. He also perused the theoretical works of Kirnberger, C. P. E. Bach, and F. W. Marpurg. He was active in Zurich as a violinist and as a teacher of voice and piano. Egli composed choral works, cantatas, and numerous songs. More than 400 of his songs were publ. in various collections (1775–1816), and he also publ. arrangements of Swiss folk songs in Schweizerlieder (Zurich, 1787).

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