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Mattheson, Johann

(1681–1746). Musician, composer, writer, theorist, critic, controversialist; b. Hamburg. Ger. of Norw. parents; active in Hamburg; helped develop ch. cantata; supported more dramatic style; introd. female singers into his choir; deaf 1728. Works include oratorios; a Passion; a mass. See also Passion, The.

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