Recordings/Discussions
Background Information
Performer Bios

Poet/Composer Bios

Additional Information

Biographies of Poets & Composers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Bach & Other Composers

Carl Gotthelf Gerlach (Bach’s Pupil)

Born: December 31, 1704 - Calbitz, near Oschatz, about 50 km. (31 miles) 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 1720’s. In 1727 he enrolled in Leipzig University, 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: Bach’s 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 Bach’s Figural Music in Leipzig | Bach’s Pupils - Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2

Links to other Sites

   

Bibliography

 

Biographies of Poets & Composers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Bach & Other Composers

Introduction | Cantatas | Other Vocal | Instrumental | Performers | General Topics | Articles | Books | Movies | New
Biographies | Texts & Translations | Scores | References | Commentaries | Music | Concerts | Festivals | Tour | Art & Memorabilia
Chorale Texts | Chorale Melodies | Lutheran Church Year | Readings | Poets & Composers | Arrangements & Transcriptions
Search Website | Search Works/Movements | Terms & Abbreviations | Copyright | How to contribute | Sitemap | Links



 

Back to the Top


Last update: ýJanuary 30, 2011 ý14:38:12