Johan Agrell

Composer

1701 – 1765

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Who was Johan Agrell?

Johan Joachim Agrell was a late German/Swedish baroque composer.

He was born in Löth parish, Memming district, Östergötland, a province in Sweden, and studied in Uppsala. By 1734 he was a violinist at the Kassel court, travelling in England, France, Italy, and elsewhere. From 1746 onward, he was Kapellmeister in Nuremberg. He wrote occasional vocal works and numerous symphonies, harpsichord concertos and sonatas, many of which were published. He was a fluent composer in the north German galant style of the time, and is also an appreciated musician and conductor. According to Per Lindfors, it is said that Agrell composed a total of at least 22 symphonies. He died at Nuremberg.

Agrell also used the following variants of his name: Johan Agrelius, Giovanni Agrell, Giovanni Aggrell, Johann Agrell, Johann Joachim Agrell.

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Born
Feb 1, 1701
Sweden
Also known as
  • Agrell, Johan Joachim
Nationality
  • Sweden
Profession
Died
Jan 19, 1765
Nuremberg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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