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German Baroque musicians list

Jack Botelho wrote (January 29, 2004):
Following is a list of musicians, composers, librettists, writers, theorists and others involved with various aspects of music-making in the German-speaking lands during the baroque era that may serve as a rough overview to German baroque topics. Some Austrian composers are included. Many of these historical figures may provide interesting topics of discussion with regard to uncovering lesser-known works of music.

Corrections, additions and comments are most welcome.

Hans Leo Hassler (1562-1612)
Joachim Burmeister (1564-1629)
Valentin Haussmann (c1565-1614)
Christian Erbach (c1570-1635)
Michael Praetorius (c1571-1621)
Melchior Franck (c1579-1639)
Johann Stobaeus (1580-1646)
Johann Staden (1581-1634)
Daniel Friderici (1584-1638)
Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)
Jacob Praetorius (1586-1651)
Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)
Johann Andreas Herbst (1588-1666)
Ambrosius Profe (1589-1661)
Bartholomaeus Praetorius (c1590-1623)
Melchior Schildt (1592/3-1667)
Johann Klemm (c1595- after 1651)
Johann Heinrich Scheidemann (c1595-1663)
Johannnes Crüger (1598-1662)
Thomas Selle (1599-1663)
Carlo Farina (c1600-1640)
Caspar Kittel (1603-39)
Heinrich Albert (1604-51)
Sigmund Theophil Staden (1607-55)
Johann Rist (1607-67)
Paul Gerhardt (1607-76)
Heinrich Pape (1609-63)
Andreas Hammerschmidt (1611/12-1675)
Johann Vierdanck (c1612-46)
Elisabeth Sophie (1613-76)
Franz Tunder (1614-67)
Philipp Friedrich Buchner (1614-69)
Philipp Friedrich Boeddeker (c1615-83)
Johann Erasmus Kindermann (1616-55)
Johann Jacob Froberger (1616-67)
Kaspar Forster (1616-73)
Michael Jacobi (1618-63)
Johann Schop (d.1667)
Matthias Weckmann (1619-74)
Johann Rosenmüller (c1619-84)
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (c1620/3-1680)
Johann Sebastiani (1622-83)
Dietrich Becker (1623-79)
Johann Adam Reincken (1623-1722)
David Pohle (1624-95)
Giovanni Andrea Bontempi (c1624-1705)
Johann Rudolf Ahle (1625-73)
Marco Gioseppe Peranda (c1625-75)
Christian Flor (1626-97)
Johann Georg Conradi (d.1699)
Wolfgang Carl Briegel (1626-1712)
Philipp Jakob Baudrexel (1627-1691)
Johann Kaspar Kerll (1627-93)
Christoph Bernhard (1628-92)
Johann Jakob Loewe (1628-1703)
Constantin Christian Dedekind (1628-1715)
Samuel Friedrich Capricornus (c1629-56)
Johann Kaspar Horn (c1630-85)
David Funck (c1630 - after 1690)
Daniel Eberlin (c1630 - c1692)
Sebastian Anton Scherer (1631-1712)
Vincenzo Albrici (1631-96)
Georg Kaspar Wecker (1632-95)
Georg Arnold (fl.1659)
Gerhard Diessener (fl.1660-73)
Sebastian Knüpfer (1633-76)
Adam Krieger (1634-66)
Hans Hake (fl.1654)
Matthias Kelz (fl.1658-69)
Johann Michael Nicolai (fl.1669-75)
Thomas Strutius (?-1678)
Johann Wilhelm Furchheim (1634-82)
Clamor Heinrich Abel (1634-96)
Augustin Pfleger (c1635-1686)
Esaias Reussner (1636-79)
Johann Georg Ebeling (1637-76)
Hieronymus Gradenthaller (1637-1700)
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Johann Christoph Pezel (1639-94)
Nicolaus Adam Strungk (1640-1700)
Sebastiano Moratelli (1640-1706)
Carl Rosier (1640-1725)
Wolfgang Caspar Printz (1641-1717)
Joachim Tielke (1641-1719)
Friedrich Funcke (1642-99)
Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703)
Johann Oswald Harms (1643-1708)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber (1644-1704)
Georg Christoph Strattner (c1644-1704)
Johann Wolfgang Franck (1644-1710)
Andreas Werckmeister (1645-1706)
Christian Ritter (c1645-1725)
August Kuhnel (1645-?)
Johann Fischer (1646-1716/17)
Johann Theile (1646-1724)
Jakob Scheiffelhut (1647-1709)
Johann Schelle (1648-1701)
Johann Valentin Meder (1649-1719)
Johann Philipp Krieger (1649-1725)
Johann Jakob Walther (c1650-1717)
Johann Philipp Förtsch (1652-1732)
Johann Krieger (1652-1735)
Georg Muffat (1653-1704)
Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
Georg Motz (1653-1733)
Augustin Reinhard Stricker (d. after 1720)
Agostino Steffani (1654-1728)
Johann Friedrich Wender (1655-1729)
Johann Paul von Westhoff (1656-1705)
Philipp Heinrich Erlebach (1657-1714)
Christian Heinrich Postel (1658-1705)
Salomo Franck (1659-1725)
Christian Friedrich Witt (c1660-1716)
Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722)
Georg Andreas Kraft (c1660-1726)
Johann Sigismund Kusser (1660-1727)
Christian Gerber (1660-1731)
Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741)
Georg Böhm (1661-1733)
Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow (1663-1712)
Johann Christoph Pez (1664-1716)
Johann Christoph Schmidt (1664-1728)
Georg Österreich (1664-1735)
Carlo Luigi Pietro Grua (b.c1665)
Georg Bronner (1667-1720)
Johann Gottfried Reiche (1667-1734)
Pantaleon Hebenstreit (1667-1750)
Johann Nicolaus Bach (1669-1753)
Friedrich Christian Bressand (c1670-1699)
Jean Baptiste Volumier (c1670-1728)
Johann Hugo von Wilderer (1670/1-1724)
Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen (1670-1739)
Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (c1670-1746)
Erdmann Neumeister (1671-1756)
Stefano Benedetto Pallavicino (1672-1742)
Georg Caspar Schurmann (1672/3-1751)
Christian Bernhard Linike (1673-1751)
Friedrich Erhard Niedt (1674-1708)
Johann Augustin Kobelius (1674-1731)
Reinhard Keiser (1674-1739)
Gottfried Grunewald (1675-1739)
Evaristo Felice dall' Abaco (1675-1742)
Ernst Christian Hesse (1676-1762)
Christian Pezold (1677-1733)
Barthold Feind (1678-1721)
Johann Christian Schieferdecker (1679-1732)
Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)
Heinrich Bokemeyer (1679-1751)
Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747)
Johann Georg Linike (c1680 - after 1737)
Christian Friedrich Hunold (1681-1721)
Johann Mattheson (1681-1764)
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Johann David Heinichen (1683-1729)
Christian Ferdinand Abel (c1683-1737)
Johann Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)
Georg Christian Lehms (1684-1717)
Gottfried Kirchhoff (1684-1746)
Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748)
Johann Graff (1684-1750)
Johann Theodor Romhild (1684-1756)
Melchior Hoffmann (c1685-1715)
Gottfried Kirchhoff (1685-1746)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Johann Christian Schickhard (fl.1705-35)
Silvius Leopold Weiss (1686-1750)
Johann Adam Birkenstock (1687-1733)
Johann Georg Pisendel (1687-1755)
Johann Friedrich Armand von Uffenbach (1687-1769)
Johann Gotthilf Ziegler (1688-1747)
Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688-1758)
Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (1690-1749)
Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin (c1690-1768)
Gottlieb Muffat (1690-1770)
Giovanni Alberto Ristori (1692-1753)
Christoph Heinrich Forster (1693-1745)
Leopold (1694-1728) - Prince of Anhalt-Cöthen
Johann Ernest (1696-1715) - Prince of Weimar
Johann Daniel Hardt (1696 - c1755)
Johann Paul Kunzen (1696-1757)
Gottfried Ephraim Scheibel (1696-1759)
Ernest Gottlieb Baron (1696-1760)
Johann Caspar Vogler (1696-1763)
Conrad Friedrich Hurlebusch (c1696-1765)
Georg Friedrich Kauffmann (1697-1735)
Johann Pfeiffer (1697-1761)
Giovanni Benedetto Platti (1697-1763)
Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773)
Johann Gottlieb Görner (1697-1778)
Sebastian Bodinus (fl.1718-1752)
Johann Christian Hertel (1699-1754)
Jakob Adlung (1699-1762)
Christoph Gottlieb Schroter (1699-1782)
Johann Adolf Hasse (1699-1783)
Christian Friedrich Henrici (1700-64)
Ludwig Albert Friedrich Baptiste (1700-c1764)
Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700-66)
Johann Christoph Richter (1700-85)
Johann Gottlieb Graun (1702/3-1771)
Carl Heinrich Graun (1703/4-1759)
Georg Andreas Sorge (1703-78)
Balthasar Schmid (1705-49)
Johann Gottlieb Janitsche (1708-c1763)
Georg Gebel (1709-55)
Franz Benda (1709-86)
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-84)
Lorenz Christoph Mizler von Kolof (1711-78)
Frederick II [Frederick the Great] (1712-86)
Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-80)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-88)
Matthias Georg Monn (1717-50)
Johann Christoph Altnikol (1719-59)
Johann Gottlieb Goldberg (1727-56)

Jack Botelho wrote (January 31, 2004):
Just a quick note on the list posted earlier. It is not meant to be a complete list of German musicians working during the baroque period, however such a time frame may be defined. Such a list would include many hundreds of names. Also, I had a little difficulty giving it a subject title. It could have been named a composer list, but not all mentioned are composers. Also, there is a wide and loose discrepancy with regard to who is "German" and who is not; of course the baroque age was not a time of nationalist consciousness. Some "non-Germans" who lived and worked in the German-speaking lands have been included. I have attempted to list the most important musical figures of the period only, and there are probably several omissions.

Some of you I'm sure have hundreds of recordings of German baroque music. Please do share any insights if you wish, and please don't be intimidated by the number of members on this list.

Fred Gable [Prof. of Music, University of California Riverside] wrote (October 23, 2004):
Dear Bach Web-site folks:

The German Baroque Musicians List is a great accomplishment. Thanks for compiling it. I know it's impossible to list everyone of any importance, but the list could perhaps have begun with Hieronymus Praetorius (Hamburg: 1560-1629). His vocal music is borderline Baroque, but so also is Hassler's, and HP's organ music is definitely NOT Renaissance music. I've worked with this repertoire for years and was dismayed to see his name left off.



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