Despite a tragically short life, Baroque composer Anton Fils was incredibly prolific, leaving behind 30 concertos – mostly for cello and flute – as well as at least 34 symphonies, chamber music, various compositions for cello, and a certain creepy-crawly secret…

Fils was born in 1733 in Eichstätt, where his father – and his primary teacher – was a cellist at court. Fils diligently studied law and theology and at the age of 20 he was appointed cellist to the...

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