Christian Cannabich

Christian Cannabich Sheet Music

  • Born
    12th December 1731
  • Died
    20th January 1798
  • Birthplace
    Mannheim, Germany

ohann Christian Innocenz Bonaventura Cannabich was a German violinist, composer, and Kapellmeister of the Classical era. A composer of some 200 works, he continued the legacy ofJohann Stamitz and helped turn the Mannheim orchestra into what Charles Burney described as "the most complete and best disciplined in Europe.". The orchestra was particularly noted for the carefully graduated crescendos and diminuendos characteristic of the Mannheim school. Together with Stamitz and the other composers of the Mannheim court, he helped develop the orchestral texture that paved the way for the orchestral treatment of the First Viennese School.

Title Form Instrument
Médor et Angélique Ballet Orchestra
Flute Concerto in D major Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto in B-flat major Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
6 Flute Duets Duet Chamber group
Duettos for violin and viola Duet Chamber group
Electra Melodrama Orchestra
6 Quartets, Op.1 Quartet Chamber group
Oboe Quartet in B-flat major Quartet Chamber group
Sextet in C major Sextet Chamber group
6 Symphonies, Op.4 Symphony Orchestra
Sinfonia in G major Symphony Orchestra
6 String Trios, Op.3 Trio String Trio