Johann Caspar Seyfert

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Johann Caspar Seyfert (1697 – 26 May 1767, Augsburg[1]) was a German composer, violinist and lute player.

He was a music director in Augsburg where he was born and died. In 1746 he added a fourth volume to the Augsburger Tafel-Confect, which Valentin Rathgeber had published in 1733, 1737 and 1739. The short title abbreviates Ohren-vergnügendes und Gemüth-ergötzendes Tafel-Confect (Augsburg Table Confectionery, short for Table Confectionery, Pleasuring the Ears and Delightful to the Soul), a collection of songs meant to be performed for dessert, whereas a Tafelmusik was performed during a main course.[2]

His son, Johann Gottfried Seyfert [de] (1731–1772) also was a well-known composer of chamber music works, piano sonatas, oratorios, and 20 symphonies.


  1. ^ Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians: Naaman-Zwillingsbrüder (Vol III). Charles Scribner's Sons. 1909. p. 368.
  2. ^ "Alleweil ein wenig lustig" – Musikalische Leckerbissen aus dem Ohren-vergnügenden und Gemüth-ergötzenden Tafel-Confect, Valentin-Rathgeber-Gesellschaft (in German)