Andreas Hammerschmidt
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An organist and composer who was the leading figure in German Baroque music of the mid-seventeenth century. He became an organist at Wesenstein, Frieberg and Zittau. He succeeded Schreiber at St Johannis in Zittau (1639) and maintained this position for the rest of his life. The majority of his compositions were written while at Zittau and little is known of his previous musical training. He did know Schreiber and Otto but there is no evidence that he was a pupil of either of th... Read more

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