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Carl Gotthelf Gerlach (Bachs Pupil)

Born: December 31, 1704 - Calbitz, near Oschatz, about 50 km east of Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
Died: July 9, 1761 - ?

Carl Gottbelf Gerlach was a German organist. He attended the Thomasschule in Leipzig between 1716 and 1723, and probably studied with J.S. Bach in the 1720s. In 1727 he enrolled at the University of Leipzig, and in 1729 was appointed organist of the Neukirche there. Up to that time the organist of the Neukirche had always directed the collegium musicum that Georg Philipp Telemann founded in Leipzig in the early years of the century, but in 1729 J.S. Bach himself took charge of the collegium musicum. Gerlach, however, took over from J.S. Bach for a couple of years between 1737 and 1739.

Article: Bachs Collegium musicum in Leipzig and Its History [T. Braatz]

 

Source: Oxford Composer Companions J.S. Bach (Editor: Malcolm Boyd, OUP, 1999)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2011); Thomas Braatz (January 2011)

Bach's Pupils: List of Bach's Pupils | Actual and Potential Non-Thomaner Singers and Players who participated in Bachs Figural Music in Leipzig | Bachs Pupils - Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2

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