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Heinrich Schütz

Heinrich Schütz (German: [ʃʏt͡s]; 18 October [O.S. 8 October] 1585 – 6 November 1672) was a German composer and organist, generally regarded as the most important German composer before Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as one of the most important composers of the 17th century. He is credited with bringing the Italian style to Germany and continuing its evolution from the Renaissance into the Early Baroque. Most of his music we have today was written for the Lutheran church, primarily for the Electoral Chapel in Dresden. He wrote what is traditionally considered to be the first German opera, Dafne, performed at Torgau in 1627, the music of which has since been lost, along with nearly all of his ceremonial and theatrical scores.

He is commemorated as a musician in the Calendar of Saints of some North American Lutheran churches on 28 July with Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1585 (Bad Köstritz), Died November 6, 1672 (Dresden)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-17799 10-in. 6/5/1916 The seven last words of Christ : Opening chorus and recitative Victor Oratorio Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with violin, cello, and organ composer  
Victor B-17800 10-in. 6/5/1916 The seven last words of Christ : Opening chorus and recitative Victor Oratorio Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schütz, Heinrich," accessed May 19, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102978.

Schütz, Heinrich. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 19, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102978.

"Schütz, Heinrich." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 19 May 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102978

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