Falckenhagen, Adam, German lutenist and composer; b. Grossdalzig, near Leipzig, April 26, 1697; d. Bayreuth, 1761. He studied harpsichord and lute in Knauthain. After further lute training from Johann Jacob Frag in Merseburg, he attended the Univ. of Leipzig (1719–20). He taught lute in Wiessenfels (1720–27), and also was a chamber musician and lutenist to Duke Christian there. After further lute studies with Weiss in Dresden, he was active in Jena (1727–29) before serving Duke Ernst August of SachsenWeimar (1729–32). He then settled in Bayreuth, where he was in the service of the court by 1734. Fakkenhagen was one of the last important composers of lute music. Among his publ. works were 6 lute sonatas (1740), 6 lute partitas (c. 1742), and 6 concerti for flute, oboe or violin, cello, and Opera Nuova (c. 1743).
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