August Gottfried Ritter

August Gottfried Ritter Partituras

  • Nacimiento: 25th Agosto 1811
  • Fallecimiento: 26th Agosto 1885
  • Lugar de Nacimiento: Erfurt, Germany

August Gottfried Ritter was a German romantic composer and organist Co-creator, together with Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, of the first example of Romantic Organ Sonata (the first one was composed in 1845); he moved in 1847 from being organist in Merseburg cathedral to become organist in Magdeburg cathedral. In his critical writings, Ritter condemned the Renaissance organ composers referred to as the "Colorists" for overindulging in ornamentation.

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