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Kuhnau

[koo-nou] /ˈku naʊ/
noun
1.
Johann
[yoh-hahn] /ˈyoʊ hɑn/ (Show IPA),
1660–1722, German clavier composer, organist, and author.
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  • Kuhnau worked his hardest to remedy this state of things, but without avail.

    Bach

    Charles Francis Abdy Williams
  • Kuhnau begged that a regular organist should be appointed, but he begged in vain.

    Bach

    Charles Francis Abdy Williams
  • Bachs test piece for the Leipsic post after the death of Kuhnau.

    Bach

    Charles Francis Abdy Williams
  • The two parts of the Clavier Exercises of Kuhnau appeared in 1689 and 1692.

    Handel Romain Rolland
  • In 1680 the plague broke out at Dresden, and Kuhnau returned to his parents.

    The Pianoforte Sonata J.S. Shedlock
  • A motet of Kuhnau's was given at Zittau under his direction.

    The Pianoforte Sonata J.S. Shedlock
  • In modern reprints of Kuhnau the sugar is sometimes forgotten.

    The Pianoforte Sonata J.S. Shedlock
  • Kuhnau expresses the latter by giving a theme in contrary motion.

    The Pianoforte Sonata J.S. Shedlock
  • And, besides, Kuhnau prided himself on the fugal character of his sonatas.

    The Pianoforte Sonata J.S. Shedlock
  • Kuhnau complained in 1717 that the trebles lost their voices before they had learned to use them.

    Bach

    Charles Francis Abdy Williams

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