Georg Simon Löhlein (arranged by Haas)
Georg Simon Löhlein (1725-1781)
Löhlein’s music is typical of the early CLASSICAL age. He was probably one of the first composers to write for an exciting new instrument -the piano. The original name for the piano was fortepiano or pianoforte because it could play loud or soft depending on how firmly you played the keys. It’s forerunner – the harpsichord – could not do that:
Löhlein’s most important work was his Clavier School. Clavier is the German name for keyboard. It was first printed in 1765 but by 1782 over 7,000 copies had been sold and after his death further publications and translations were made.
Löhlein’s compositions include several piano concertos, sonatas and vocal works.