Johann Friedrich Klöffler

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Johann Friedrich Kloffler
Born 20 April 1725
Died 21 February 1790
Occupation German composer

Johann Friedrich Klöffler (20 April 1725 – 21 February 1790) was a German conductor, composer, and administrator. He was one of the earliest to write music for two orchestras.[1]

From 1750 to 1789 he worked at Steinfurt, occasionally touring throughout Europe and Russia. For the Steinfurt castle concert hall, he wrote lots of symphonies, some of which include horns with crook changes.[2] The vast majority of Klöffler's chamber music is for flute.[3]


  1. ^ "Johann Friedrich Klöffler" by Ursula Götze in New Grove ed. Stanley Sadie, (2001) vol. 13, p. 677 - 678
  2. ^ J. Murray Barbour, Trumpets, Horns, and Music (1964), p. 32
  3. ^ Götze, 678

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