Heinrich Schütz

Heinrich Schütz Partituras

  • Nacimiento: 8th Octubre 1585
  • Fallecimiento: 6th Noviembre 1672
  • Lugar de Nacimiento: Köstritz, Germany

Heinrich Schutz was a German composer and organist, generally regarded as the most important German composer before Johann Sebastian Bach and often considered to be one of the most important composers of the 17th century along with Claudio Monteverdi. He wrote what is thought to be the first German opera, Dafne, performed at Torgau in 1627, of which the music has since been lost. He is commemorated as a musician in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church on July 28 with Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel. He was buried in the Dresden Frauenkirche but his tomb has been destroyed.