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Jakob Hintze

HINTZE, Jakob. b. Bernau, near Berlin, 4 Sept 1622; d. Berlin, 5 May 1702. He was the son of the town musician of Bernau, later town musician of Spandau. He was a pupil of the Berlin town musician Paul Nieressen, after which he studied in various towns near the Baltic, Stettin, Elbing, Königsberg, and Danzig. He also spent some time in Denmark. He was town musician (‘Stadtmusiker’) at Stettin (1651-59), and became Court Musician to the Elector of Brandenburg in 1666. The Berlin publisher, Christoph Runge, invited Hintze to edit successive editions of Praxis Pietatis Melica following the death of Johann Crüger* in 1662. From 1666 to 1698 he produced editions 12 to 28, adding his own...

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