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Johann Tobias Krebs, Jr. (Bach's Pupil)

Born: November 16, 1716 - Buttelstedt, Thuringia, Germany
Died: April 6, 1782 - Grimma, Saxony, Germany

Johann Tobias Krebs, Jr. was a German Konrektor/Rektor, son of the composer Johann Tobias Krebs (1690-1762). From 1729 to 1740 he was at the Thomasschuler in Leipzig. In 1729, following Krebs' audition at the Thomasschule, J.S. Bach judged the 13-year-old as having 'a good strong voice and fine proficiency'. In a report from 1730 J.S. Bach wrote about him: “usable for 1st Choir (figural music)”. From 1739 to 1742 (or 1746) he studied at the University of Leipzig (Baccalaureus 1743; Magister 1746). In 1746 he was appointed Konrektor (assistant headmaster) at he Lyceum in Chemnitz. He then moved to Grimma, where in 1751 he was appointed assistant Konrektor (assistant headmaster), and in 1763 Rektor (headmaster). He remained in Grimma until his death.

 

Source: :Oxford Composer Companions J.S. Bach (Editor: Malcolm Boyd, OUP, 1999); fine-print footnotes in the Bach-Dokumente
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Aryeh Oron (June 2014); Thomas Braatz (January 2011)

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