Heinrich Schütz Biography
Birthday: October 8, 1585
Died At Age: 87
Sun Sign: Libra
Born in: Bad Köstritz
Famous as: Composer, Organist
Spouse/Ex-: Magdalena Wildeck
father: Ernst Schliemann
mother: Luise Therese Sophie
children: Anna Justina Schütz, Euphrosyne Schütz
Died on: November 6, 1672
place of death: Dresden
Heinrich Schütz was one of the most esteemed German composers of all time and a brilliant organist of the 17th century, alongside Claudio Monteverdi. His long and sparkling career was spread across the late Renaissance to the Baroque era. Known for the composition of a large body of vocal and choral music, Schütz had an immense influence on the works of J. S. Bach. He blended Giovanni Gabrieli's polychoral style and protestant church music to yield dramatic masterpieces. He traveled far and wide and served at many courts across Europe. Schütz composed and published several volumes of his collections of sacred music, such as the Psalmen Davids and the Symphoniarum sacrarum. But regrettably, a significant portion of his pieces went unpublished and are now believed lost. He is commemorated as a musician in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church on the 28th of July, along with Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel. Continue reading to know more.
- Psalmen Davids, 26 psalms, 1619
- Resurrection History, 1623
- Cantiones sacrae, 41 motets 1625
- Becker Psalter, 1628, (rev. 1661
- 19 madrigals, 1611
- Dafne, opera, 1627
HEINRICH SCHüTZ TIMELINE
Schütz was born on the 8th of October in Kstritz, Saxony.
When he was 14 years old, his musical talents were discovered by Moritz von Hessen-Kassel.
Schütz joined university of Marburg to study law in.
He moved to Venice to study music with Giovanni Gabrieli.
Schütz returned to Moritz's court at Kassel.
Schütz published his first collection of sacred music.
Schütz got married to 18-year-old Magdalena Wildeck.
At Torgau, Schütz’s Dafne (the first German opera) was performed for the wedding of the elector's daughter Sophia Eleonora.
In the face of economic turmoil, Schütz paid a second visit to Venice.
He arrived in Copenhagen.
He was employed at the Danish court.
Schütz published his collection, Symphoniarum sacrarum tertia pars.
On the 5th of November, Schütz died of a stroke in Dresden.
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