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Christian Gottlob Meißner (Musician, Bach’s Pupil)

Born: December 1707 (baptised: December 18, 1707) - Geithain, about 30 km south-east of Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Died: November 16, 1760 - Geithain, Saxony, Germany

Christian Gottlob Meißner was a German musician. He attended the Thomasschule in Leipzig from 1719 to 1729, and the Universiity of Leipzig from 1729 to 1731. He studied privately with J.S. Bach in Leipzig between 1723 and 1729, and served as one of J.S. Bach’s principal copyists from 1723 to 1729 and occasionally from 1729 to 1731. He was appointed Kantor at Geithain in 1731, and spent the rest of his life there.

 

Source: Oxford Composer Companions J.S. Bach (Editor: Malcolm Boyd, OUP, 1999), p. 292; fine-print footnotes in the Bach-Dokumente
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Aryeh Oron (July 2010); Thomas Braatz (January 2011)

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