Johann Erasmus Kindermann


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(b Nuremberg, 1616; d Nuremberg, 1655).

Ger. composer and organist. By 15 was singing and playing vn. in concerts in Frauenkirche, Nuremberg. Went to It. 1635, possibly becoming pupil of Monteverdi and Cavalli. In 1640 became org. of Egidienkirche, Nuremberg, being also in demand as teacher. His Harmonia organica (1645) contains 25 contrapuntal pieces. Comp. over 100 pieces for wind or strings and many for str. and hpd. Perhaps the first Ger. composer to employ scordatura.

Subjects: Music.

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