Christian Theodor Weinlig

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Christian Theodor Weinlig (July 25, 1780 – March 7, 1842) was a German music teacher, composer, and choir conductor in Dresden and Leipzig.

Born in Dresden, Weinlig initially studied and then practised law until 1803. He then began musical training with his uncle Christian Ehregott Weinlig, with whom he studied for two years before travelling to Bologna to study with Stanislao Mattei in 1806 (Warrack and Deaville 2001). In Bologna he was a member of the Accademia Filarmonica.[citation needed] From 1814 to 1817 he worked as Cantor of the Kreuzkirche in Dresden. In 1823, he became Cantor of the Thomanerchor in Leipzig, an office he kept until his death (Warrack and Deville 2001).

Among his most well-known pupils were pianist Clara Schumann and composer Richard Wagner; he taught Wagner at Saint Thomas school in Leipzig.


This article incorporates information from the revision as of September 24, 2005 of the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

Sources[edit]

  • Warrack, John, and James Deaville. 2001. "Weinlig, Christian Theodor". The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. London: Macmillan Publishers.