Johann Gottlieb Janitsch

Biography

Born: June 19, 1708; Schweidnitz, Poland   Died: 1763; Berlin, Germany  
Johann Gottlieb Janitsch was a popular composer among his contemporaries, holding important positions with the Prussian Court. At the age of twenty-one he matriculated from the University of Frankfurt an der Oder, and took part in the musical life at this institution. One of his serenades was performed before Frederich Wilhelm I. Later Janitsch presented a similar concert before Crown Prince Frederick. He was a secretary to Franz Wilhelm von Read more Happe and became a personal musician in the orchestra of Frederick The Great. Janitsch eventually assumed the position of contraviolinist, moved with Frederick to Berlin and remained there until his death. In the court he instituted the series of "Friday Academies" which inspired Schale's "Monday Assemblies" and Agricola's "Saturday Concerts." Janitsch was commissioned to compose music for a number of important courtly occasions which helped him refine his use of style galant. He composed sonatas for harpsichord and organ, illustrating a keen awareness of counterpoint, but lacking in melodic innovation. Most of Janitsch's work is considered lost, as after his death his manuscripts were willed to the Berlin Singakademie, which was plundered during World War II. Word has it that a number of manuscript sources originating from the Singakademie have been located in the Ukraine; perhaps these will improve Janitsch's standing once they are catalogued and performed. Read less
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  • 1.
    Accents Of Baroque
    Label: Accent   Catalog: 25000 Release Date: 09/03/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Christoph Graupner,  Alessandro Marcello,  Michel Blavet,  Jacques Hotteterre  ... 
    Performer:  Marcel Ponseele,  Jan de Winne,  Ryo Terakado,  Ewald Demeyere  ... 
    Conductor:  Thomas Fey,  Sigiswald Kuijken
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Gardellino Ensemble,  Ensemble La Passione,  La Petite Bande
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    Janitsch: Berlin Quartets / Il Gardellino
    Label: Accent   Catalog: 24262 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Gardellino Ensemble
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    Janitsch: Sonate Da Camera Vol 3 / Notturna
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 2626 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Notturna
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    Johann Gottlieb Janitsch: Sonate Da Camera, Vol. 2
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 2638 Release Date: 05/31/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
    Conductor:  Christopher Palameta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Notturna (Wind Ensemble)
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    Janitsch: Sonate De Camera Vol 1 / Notturna
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 2593 Release Date: 05/26/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
    Performer:  Mika Putterman,  Erin Helyard,  Karen Kaderavek,  Kathleen Kajioka  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Palameta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Notturna,  Concertino Notturno
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  • 6.
    Musica Da Camera: Telemann, Handel, Galuppi, Janitsche, J.chr. Bach
    Label: Accent   Catalog: 10006 Release Date: 04/28/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Baldassare Galuppi,  Johann Gottlieb Janitsch,  Johann Christian Bach,  Georg Philipp Telemann
    Performer:  Johan Huys,  Paul Dombrecht,  Richte Van der Meer,  Janneke van der Meer
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    Bach In Berlin - Flute Music For Frederick The Great / Wentz
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72076 Release Date: 07/01/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Johann Gottlieb Janitsch,  Carl Heinrich Graun,  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Jed Wentz
    Conductor:  Jed Wentz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica ad Rhenum
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    Concert Life In 18th Century Berlin / Ensemble Il Gardellino
    Label: Accent   Catalog: 20143 Release Date: 01/29/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Gottlieb Graun,  Christoph Schaffrath,  Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Gardellino Ensemble
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