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Heinrich Schutz

  • Birth 8 Oct 1585 Bad Koestritz, Greizer Landkreis, Thüringen, Germany
  • Death 6 Nov 1672 Dresden, Dresdener Stadtkreis, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
  • Burial Dresden, Dresdener Stadtkreis, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
  • Memorial ID 9796861

Composer. He studied in Venice with Giovanni Gabrieli and was Kapellmeister of Dresden from 1617 to 1656. Although he wrote the first German-language opera, "Dafne" (1627, now lost), most of his compositions were sacred settings, including three Passions, Christmas and Easter Oratorios, and many Psalms. His style was decisive in introducing Italian Baroque to his country. Schutz was the first German composer to achieve international reputation and the most important German musician before J. S. Bach.

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  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 12 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9796861
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Heinrich Schutz (8 Oct 1585–6 Nov 1672), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9796861, citing Frauenkirche (Our Lady's Church), Dresden, Dresdener Stadtkreis, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .