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Austrian organist and composer Gottlieb Muffat was born in Passau on 25 April 1690, the son of another composer and organist, Georg Muffat (1653-1704).
He worked as an organist at the Hofkapelle in Vienna from 1717 until retiring in 1763, working his way up from third organist to first.
It's known that George Frideric Handel 'borrowed' musical material from Moffat and other contemporaries.
Gottlieb Moffat died in Vienna on 9 December 1770, aged eighty.
CD Spotlight. Fine and Engaging Harpsichord Music - Gerald Fenech listens to works by Gottlieb Muffat and George Frideric Handel. 'Flóra Fábri's technique is solid as a rock, and her judgement of rubato and ornamentation is absolutely unblemished.'