recorder, oboe, violin and continuo
Johann Freidrich Fasch lived between 1688 and 1758. He was trained in
Leipzig at the Thomaschule and his style is Bach-like, but much of his music
was popular before
Bach's...in fact Bach greatly admired Fasch's work and style and was
influenced by his many suites and orchestral overtures.
Johann Friedrich Fasch (15 April 1688 – 5 December 1758) was a German violinist and composer.
Fasch was born in Buttelstedt, was a choirboy in Weissenfels and studied under Johann Kuhnau at the famous St. Thomas School in Leipzig and later founded a Collegium Musicum in that city. He then traveled throughout Germany, becoming a violinist in the orchestra in Bayreuth in 1714 and holding court posts in Greiz and Lukavec. In 1722 he was appointed Kapellmeister at Zerbst, a post he held until his death. Wikipedia