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Gottfried Finger

Gottfried Finger was a Moravian composer and virtuoso viol player. Born in Olomouc, in the modern-day Czech Republic, and arriving in England in 1685, Finger worked for the court of James II before becoming a freelance composer. He left England and moved to Germany. He died in Mannheim. Finger wrote many works for the viol, but also composed operas.

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