(fl 1748–73). ?English composer and string player. He may possibly be identified with Friedrich Ernst Fischer, a musician from Hessen-Kassel at Leiden University from 1741 to 1746, where he left for The Hague. Fisher was resident in Cambridge by 1752 and active in East Anglia as a violinist and cellist between 1748 and 1773; in those capacities he is known to have played in concerts with Charles Burney, when he led the orchestra. His compositions consist of two sets each of six trio sonatas for two violins and continuo. These sonatas disclose a composer with an unusual command of both the late Baroque and the early galant styles.