Daniel Gottlob Turk

Daniel Gottlob Türk (10 August 1756 – 26 August 1813) was a notable composer, organist, and music professor of the Classical Period.

Born in Claußnitz, Saxony, Türk studied organ under his father and later under Johann Adam Hiller.[1] It was Hiller who recommended Türk for his first professional position at Halle University, in Halle, Germany. Türk later went on to become Director of Music at Halle University in 1779, and became the University's professor of music theory and acoustics in 1809. [2]

Several of Türk's dances and minuets for the piano are still popular today. His most notable contribution to the classical music canon is the Klavierschule, a teaching guide for the keyboard.

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