Collection: Westhoff, Johann Paul von

Johann Paul von Westhoff (1656 – 1705) was a German Baroque composer and violinist. One of the most important exponents of the Dresden violin school, he was among the highest-ranked violinists of his day and composed some of the earliest known music for solo violin. He worked as a musician and composer as a member of Dresden's Hofkapelle and at the Weimar court and was also active as a teacher of contemporary languages.
Westhoff's surviving music comprises seven works for violin and basso continuo and seven for solo violin, all published during his lifetime.