José António Carlos de Seixas

Portuguese composer José António Carlos de Seixas was born in Coimbra on 11 June 1704 into a musical family.

He worked as a cathedral organist and later as court harpsichordist and organist in Lisbon.

His keyboard compositions demonstrate several different styles - Baroque, galant and Empfindsamkeit - and show the influence of French, German and Italian composers.

Carlos Seixas died in Lisbon on 25 August 1742, aged thirty-eight.  Much of his huge output was destroyed in the 1755 Lisbon earthquake.


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