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Philip Peter Eiffert

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Six Flute sonatas, volume 1 (Flute and basso continuo) Op.7
Six Flute sonatas, volume 2 (Flute and basso continuo) Op.7
Six Cello sonatas, volume 1 (Violoncello and basso continuo) Op.7
Six Cello sonatas, volume 2 (Violoncello and basso continuo) Op.7


The oboist Philip Peter Eiffert (d. 1793) was one of the many German musicians who enriched the London musical scene during the eighteenth century. He probably started out as a military bandsman and came to England in the 1740s, soon winning an important place in the capitalís musical life and also contributing to the concerts of Oxfordís musical society. He left two published collections, containing six sonatas for cello (1761) and flute (1769), respectively. These twelve exquisite works, written in an early Classical style not unlike that of Carl Friedrich Abel and Johann Christian Bach, in whose circle Eiffert moved, show a pronounced flair for composition and a deep understanding of the technique and character of each solo instrument.


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