Monn, Matthias Georg or Georg Matthias (born Johann Georg Mann)

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Monn, Matthias Georg or Georg Matthias (born Johann Georg Mann)

Monn, Matthias Georg or Georg Matthias(born Johann Georg Mann) Austrian organist and composer, brother of Johann Christoph Monn; b. Vienna, April 9, 1717; d. there, Oct. 3, 1750. He became organist of Vienna’s Karlskirche about 1738. His instrumental music marks a transition from the Baroque to the new style perfected by the composers of the Mannheim school. See K. Horwitz and K. Riedel, eds., Wiener Instrumentalmusik vor und um 1750, I, Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich, XXXI, Jg. XIX/2 (1908), and W. Fischer, ed., II, ibid., XXXIX, Jg. IXI/2 (1912).

Works

21 syms. (several not extant; a Sym. in E-flat major, formerly attributed to him, is now known to be by F. Pokorny); 7 harpsichord concertos; Cello Concerto (also arranged for Harpsichord); Concertino fugato for Violin and Strings; Divertimento for Harpsichord and Strings; 6 string quartets (2 arranged from his syms.); Divertimento for 3 Strings; 8 partitas for 2 Violins and Bass; 2 trios; 2 sonatas and 2 allegros for Violin and Bass; much keyboard music, including 14 sonatas; 8 sets of preludes and versetti for Organ; sacred music, including several masses and a Magnificat.

Bibliography

R. Philipp, Die Messenkomposition der Wiener Vorklassiker G.M. M. und C.Chr. Wagenseil (diss., Univ. of Vienna, 1938).

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