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Megève, savoia 1653 1704

Georg Muffat (1 June 1653 – 23 February 1704) was a Baroque composer.
He was born in Megève, Savoy, (now in France), and of
Scottish descent. He studied in Paris with Jean Baptiste Lully
between 1663 and 1669, then became an organist in Molsheim
and Sélestat. Later, he studied law in Ingolstadt, afterwards
settling in Vienna. He could not get an official appointment,
so he travelled to Prague in 1677, then to Salzburg, where he
worked for the archbishop for some ten years.
About 1680, he traveled to Italy, there studying the organ with
Bernardo Pasquini, a follower of the tradition of Girolamo
Frescobaldi; he also met Arcangelo Corelli, whose works he
admired very much. From 1690 to his death, he was
Kapellmeister to the bishop of Passau.
Georg Muffat should not be confused with his son Gottlieb
Muffat, also a successful composer.

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