Hockh, Carl, outstanding German violinist, composer, and pedagogue; b. Ebersdorf, Jan. 22, 1707; d. Zerbst, Nov. 25, 1773. He studied violin with his father, voice with the local schoolmaster, and then with Michael Schade in Pruck. After playing oboe in a military regiment, he was in the service of the governor of Warsaw as 2nd violinist and horn player. He subsequently was music director in Zerbst from 1734. He was one of the founders of the German school of violin playing, and was influential as a virtuoso, composer for the violin, and teacher.
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