Musikalische Hand-Stücken für die Harfe by Johann Andreas Kirchhoff
Johann Andreas Kirchhoff (1722-1799) was a harpist and composer and was one of a number of German virtuosi employed at the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen in the 18th century. Contemporary sources indicate that he was one of the greatest exponents of the harp of the time and that he was held in very high esteem, both in Denmark and internationally.
King Frederik V of Denmark was captivated by Kirchhoff´s playing and offered him a position at court, which Kirchhoff happily accepted. He was appointed ”Royal Musician” in 1760, played in the Royal Opera orchestra from 1772-1786 and was given Danish citizenship in 1779.
Known also as a composer, it was long assumed that most of the music was lost – but these charming pieces have recently come to light. Each ”Hand-Stück” is in the form of a small suite and the collection is a treasure of charming, original harp repertoire, playable on both the pedal or the lever harp.
Nr. 2008, 150 g, 20 stk., 100 kr. Kirchoff.png