Carlos Seixas

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Birthday
11, 1704
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Aug 25, 1742 (38)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
11, 1704
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Aug 25, 1742 (38)

About

Portuguese composer who was knighted in 1737 by King John V of Portugal. He was heavily influenced by the German Empfindsamer Stil or sensitive style.

Before Fame

He moved to Lisbon when he was 16 and gave harpsichord lessons.

Trivia

His work was mostly destroyed in the 1755 earthquake that devastated much of Lisbon.

Family Life

His father was a cathedral organist, a job he took over at age 14.

Associated With

He and Andrew Lloyd Webber were both part of a long line of distinguished musicians knighted by the Queen of England.