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Johann Gottfried Nützer (Bach's Pupil)

Born: March 30, 1709 - Bitterfel, about 30 km north of Leipzig, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Died: December 2, 1780 - Delitzsch, Saxony, Germany

Johann Gottfried Nützer [Nitzer] was a German musician and teacher. He attnded the Thomasschule in Leipzig from 1724 to 1731 and studied privately with J.S. Bach during that time. In the Entwurff J.S. Bach included him (as 'Nitzer') among the more accomplished of the Thomaner singers. In a report from 1730 J.S. Bach wrote: “usable for 1st Choir (figural music)”. Nützer found an employment as schoolteacher in Delitzsch, not far from his native town, and J.S. Bach was godfather there to his son Johannes Heinrich August on December 9, 1734, although he was not able to attend bthe christening in person.

 

Source: :Oxford Composer Companions J.S. Bach (Editor: Malcolm Boyd, OUP, 1999); fine-print footnotes in the Bach-Dokumente
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2014); 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

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