German-Czech Composer Carl Stamitz Died On This Day in 1801 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Carl Stamitz Death

German-Czech composer Carl Stamitz died on this day in 1801.

The son of composer Johann Stamitz, his extensive body of works include more than 50 known symphonies, 38 Sinfonia Concertantes – and more than 60 instrumental concertos.

Interestingly, he is remembered in history as the first known composer to specify a left-hand pizzicato.

TABEA ZIMMERMANN | STAMITZ VIOLA CONCERTO IN D MAJOR | 1982 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | AGED 15