This instrumentalist, who was a performer on the recorder and the oboe, was musically educated at the court of the Duke of Brunswick. He served in a number of positions and locations including the Netherlands, Scandinavia, France (possibly), Hamburg, Saxe-Weimar, Rudenhausen and Anhalt-Cohen. He was also associated with the University of Leiden in 1745. As a composer Schickhardt primarily wrote instrumental music including a set of twenty four sonatas, 1735, one sonata for each key. A productive composer and editor Schickhardt demonstrated originality, melodic facility, harmonic penuche and straight forward musical themes. Schickhardt also produced instruction manuals for the instruments he played.
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