Johann Hermann Schein

SCHEIN, Johann Hermann. b. Grünheim, near Annaberg, Saxony, 20 January 1586; d. Leipzig, 19 November 1630. At an early age, after the death of his pastor father, Schein’s family moved to Dresden. At the age of 13 he was singing soprano in the court chapel of the Elector of Saxony and receiving instruction in theoretical and practical music from the Capellmeister Rogier Michael. After studies in Schulpforta he matriculated at the University of Leipzig, where he studied law and liberal arts and pursued music with Seth Calvisius, Cantor of the St Thomas church (1608-12). After two years as a private music tutor in Weissenfels he became Capellmeister to Duke Johann Ernst the Younger at Weimar,...

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