Christian Mengis

Christian Mengis (flourished c. 1745 – c. 1766) was a German composer and horn player of the late Baroque era.

LifeEdit

Mengis was born in Treffurt, Thuringia.[1][2] His birth year is unknown. On March 1, 1745 he became a "Kammermusikus" and horn player in the opera orchestra[1] at the court of Frederick the Great in Berlin with a salary of 156 thalers.[3] From 1762 to 1766 he was director of a newly founded concert series in which large vocal works were performed at the Justinschen Garten, Korsicaischen Haus and in hotels.[1][4]

WorksEdit

  • Concerto for violin, strings and continuo in C major[5]
  • Concerto for flute, strings and continuo in G major[6][7]
  • Concerto for flute, strings and continuo in D minor[8]
  • Concerto for bassoon, strings and continuo in D minor (lost)[9]
  • Concerto for bassoon, 2 oboes and continuo in B-flat major (lost)[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Eitner, Robert (1901). "Biographisch-bibliographisches Quellen-Lexikon der Musiker und Musikgelehrten der christlichen Zeitrechnung bis zur Mitte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts Biographisch-bibliographisches Quellen-Lexikon der Musiker und Musikgelehrten der christlichen Zeitrechnung bis zur Mitte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts, Band 6" (in German). Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. p. 336.
  2. ^ "Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg. Historisch-kritische Beyträge zur Aufnahme der Musik" (in German). in Verlag Joh. Jacob Schutzens. 1754. p. 75.
  3. ^ Owens, Samantha; Reul, Barbara M.; Stockigt, Janice B., eds. (2011). Music at German Courts, 1715–1760: Changing Artistic Priorities. p. 125.
  4. ^ Lange, Carsten; Brit, Reipsch, eds. (31 Dec 2014). Komponisten im Spannungsfeld von höfischer und städtischer Musikkultur (in German). Georg Olms Verlag. p. 266.
  5. ^ "Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (469285100)".
  6. ^ Ringmacher, Christian U., ed. (1773). Catalogo de' soli, duetti, trii (in German). Berlin. p. 87.
  7. ^ "Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (452000053)".
  8. ^ "Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (453501073)".
  9. ^ a b Breitkopf, Johann Gottlob Immanuel (1763). Catalogo, Parte IIIza. p. 31.