Jacques Widerkehr

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Jacques Christian Michel Widerkehr l'aîné (also Wiederkehr, Viderkehr; 18 April 1759 – April 1823) was an Alsatian composer and cellist of the classical era. He was born in Strasbourg in 1759 and began his career as a freelance cellist in Paris in 1783. His oboe sonatas were composed around 1794.[1]

He is best known for his instrumental compositions, especially symphonies concertantes for several wind instruments, or wind sinfonias.[2] He claimed to be a student of Dumonchau, professor of the cello in Strasbourg and father of the pianist Charles-François Dumonchau.[3]


  1. ^ Schindler, Angela N. "Unique Contributions for Oboe in the Classical Period" Dissertation, Univ. of North Texas, 2006
  2. ^ Jacques Widerkehr (1759-1823)
  3. ^ The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians, Volume 27


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