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Heinrich Schütz
(1585 - 1672)

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1585 Born in Bad Löstriz, baptised 9 October
1590 Moves with family to Weissenfels
1598 Landgrave Moritz, impressed by his musical accomplishments, takes him to Kassel, where he serves as choirboy and studies music with the court Kapellmeister, Georg Otto.
1609 Proceeds to the University of Marburg to study law, but Landgrave Moritz advises him to go to Venice and study under G. Gabrieli; Moritz provides the financial means to do this
1613 After three years in Venice, Schütz returns to Moritz's court at Kassel
1614 Seconded to serve for two months at the electoral court in Dresden, and in 1615 the Elector Johann Georg I requested his services for a further two years.
1617 The elector insists on retaining Schütz in his permanent employ as Kapellmeister at Dresden
1619 Publishes his first collection of sacred music, the Psalmen Davids, dedicated to the elector; marries Magdalena Wildeck, they have two daughters
1625 Magdalena dies
1628 Returns to Venice and studies under Monteverdi
1633 Works in Copenhagen as Kapellmeister for King Christian IV
1639 In the service of Georg of Calenberg
1656 Finally obtains his release from service in Dresden on the elector's death
1672 Dies in Dresden, 6 November
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