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Johann Baptist Cramer

Johann Baptist Cramer Biography

Pianist


ABOUT
London musician who was considered Beethoven's equal in his time, both performing and competing with the composer.
BEFORE FAME
He studied with composer and pianist Muzio Clementi from 1782 until 1784.

FAMILY LIFE
His father was the famed London musical conductor and violinist Wilhelm Cramer.
ASSOCIATED WITH
His compositions were considered to lack the experimentation characteristic of Jan Ladislav Dussek's work. He was, however, praised for his technical perfection.
TRIVIA
He nicknamed Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 The Emperor and also published its English printing.

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