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Weckmann, Matthias
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(before April, 1619, Niederdorla – Feb 24, 1674, Hamburg) studied with H. Schütz in Dresden and J. Praetorius in Hamburg. After working in Dresden and Nykøbing, in 1655 he became organist at St. Jacobi in Hamburg, where he founded a Collegium Musicum in 1660. A traditionalist in his instrumental works, in his vocal compositions he employed the emotional techniques of “theatrical” composition.


T. Röder, BBKL XIII, 1998, 577–679 (bibl.)

A. Silbiger, New Grove XXVII, 22001, 199–202 (bibl.).

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Brusniak, Friedhelm, “Weckmann, Matthias”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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