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Heinrich Albert

ALBERT, Heinrich. b. Lobenstein, Thuringia, 28 June 1604; d. Königsberg, 6 October 1651. He was a nephew of Heinrich Schütz*, with whom he studied composition at Dresden. He also studied law and literature at Leipzig, but chose music as a career. In 1626 he moved to Königsberg in Prussia, where he studied under Johann Stobäus (1580-1646), and where he was appointed cathedral organist in 1630. He remained in Königsberg until his death. He was a member of a poets’ circle in Königsberg, described by Catherine Winkworth*: At Königsberg in those stormy days [of the Thirty Years’ War] lived a little knot of friends who by no means escaped their share of trouble, but found solace under it in...

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