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Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch

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Name  Carl Christian
Role  Composer
Parents  Johann Friedrich Fasch

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Died  August 3, 1800, Berlin, Germany
Similar People  Johann Friedrich Fasch, Carl Friedrich Zelter, Sing‑Akademie zu Berlin, Carl Friedrich Abel, Franz Benda

Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch (18 November 1736 – 3 August 1800) was a German composer and harpsichordist.

Born in Zerbst, he was the son of the composer Johann Friedrich Fasch. He was initially taught by his father. In 1756 he began service at the court of Frederick the Great of Prussia, where he served as deputy to Court harpsichordist C.P.E. Bach, whose post he attained when Bach left the court for Hamburg in 1767. In 1791 he founded the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin which quickly became an important centre of Berlin's musical life. In its concerts Fasch promoted the music of J.S. Bach and other masters of the Baroque period, as well as contemporary music. The Akademie was visited by Beethoven in 1796. Fasch also composed numerous works for the Sing-Akademie. His Mass for sixteen voices, a virtuosic mass accompanied solely by organ continuo, is a choral masterpiece of the late 18th century.

Fasch died in Berlin in 1800. His grave is preserved in the Protestant Friedhof I der Jerusalems- und Neuen Kirchengemeinde (Cemetery No. I of the congregations of Jerusalem's Church and New Church) in Berlin-Kreuzberg, south of Hallesches Tor. He was succeeded as head of the Akademie by Carl Friedrich Zelter.


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