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Carl Stamitz

Karel Stamic (May 7, 1745 - November 1801), who took the German form of his name Karl Stamitz and is now better known as Carl, was a Bohemian composer. He was the most prominent of the second generation of the so-called Mannheim school[?].

Carl was born in Mannheim and was first taught music by Johann Stamitz[?], his father and founder of the Mannheim school. He played in the orchestra at Mannheim from 1762 and in 1770 moved to Paris where he became known as a violinist. He later lived in a number of places, including Prague and London.

Stamitz wrote over fifty symphonies and about as many concertos for various instruments, as well as a quantity of chamber music.

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