Clemens Thieme

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Clemens Thieme (September 7, 1631 in Grossdittmansdorf, Dresden – March 27, 1668 in Zeitz)[1] was a German Baroque composer. He was born in the area around the Dresden court and studied as a pupil of Philipp Stolle. When he was eleven, Heinrich Schütz arranged for him to serve as choirboy for the royal court in Copenhagen, Denmark.[2][3] After Thieme's voice broke, Schütz arranged for him to study and be a court musician in Dresden; in 1663, with the assistance of Schütz, he became a court instrumentalist in Saxe-Zeitz and eventually its Konzertmeister. While scholars know of about 100 works of his in both instrumental and choral genres, only 18 have survived.[4]

Works, editions and recordings[edit]

  • Sonatas
  • Rondeau

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hans-Joachim Buch, "Clemens Thieme" in Grove Music Online, retrieved October, 2016
  2. ^ Hans-Joachim Buch, "Clemens Thieme" in Grove Music Online, retrieved October, 2016
  3. ^ Erik Kjellberg The dissemination of music in seventeenth-century Europe p177 2010 "... he wrote out a detailed set of rules and regulations and suggested capable musicians, among them his former students Johann Jacob Lowe (1629-1703) and Clemens Thieme (1631-1668).
  4. ^ Hans-Joachim Buch, "Clemens Thieme" in Grove Music Online, retrieved October, 2016