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Johann Friedich Schweinitz (Bach's Pupil)

Born: June 16, 1708 - Friedebach, Thuringia, Germany
Died: July 10, 1780 - Pyrmont, Lower Saxony, Germany

Johann Friedrich Schweinitz was a German organist and Kantor. He studied at the University of Leipzig from 1732 to 1735, and may have been a pupil of J.S. Bach. In October 1735 he enrolled at the University of Göttingen. In 1735, he founded there a collegium musicum on the Leipzig model and was its director; he began giving weekly concerts in 1736, founding the city’s tradition of academic music-making. He later worked as Kantor and and director musices at the Johanniskirche. In 1745 J.M. Gesner suppoted his application for the Kantorate at the Lateinschule in Celle.

 

Source: Oxford Composer Companions J.S. Bach (Editor: Malcolm Boyd, OUP, 1999); Grove Music Online (Authors: Percy M. Young/Bernd Wiechert, Accessed: June 18, 2014) Copyright © Oxford University Press 2007-2014;
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