Wie ein stolzer Adler

Author: H. Schütz

Heinrich Schütz (baptized Oct. 9, 1585-1672) was the greatest German composer of the seventeenth century and the first to reach international prominence. His influence was felt for more than two centuries after his death. In 1598, after hearing the young Henrich sing, the Landgrave Moritz of Hessen-Kassel began a campaign to have the boy study at Kassel. In 1599, Christoph Schütz took his son to the landgrave’s seat, where he served as a choirboy and pursued his education showing particular facility in Greek, Latin, and Frence. After he lost his treble voice, he set out for the University of Marburg, where he studied law. But under the sponsorship of the landgrave, Heinrich went to Venice (1609) and studied with Giovanni Gabrieli… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wie ein stolzer Adler
Author: H. Schütz
Language: German
Publication Date: 1894
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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