The German composer and Kapellmeister Johann Friedrich
Fasch was at the court of Weissenfels in 1700. Later he
studied with Kuhnau at the Thomasschule in Leipzig.
Fasch visited Zeitz and Darmstadt. He became violinist
in Bayreuth (1714), organist in Greiz, Kapellmeister in
Zerbst (1722), and he stayed in close contact with the
courts in Dresden and Cöthen. He composed church
cantatas, festival music, cantatas, symphony?s,
overtures, sonatas and concertos, and he was held in
high esteem by his contemporaries.
At least in Weissenfels he must have met the world of
the lute through lutenists like the father Johann Anton
Dürr and his four sons who came to Weissenfels in 1700.
In Leipzig (1701?1707) he probably met early Leipzig
lutenists like Schuchardt, Johann Gottfried Meley and
David Hoyer, and later many other prominent musicians
who may have inspired him to write his concerto
including the lute.