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Johann Andreas Kuhnau (Musician, Bach’s Pupil)

Born: December 1, 1703 - Annaberg, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Died: 17?? - ?

The German musician, Johann Andreas Kuhnau (= JAK), was Kantor, nephew of Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722), who was the predecessor of J.S. Bach as Thomaskantor.

Johann Andreas Kuhnau studied with J.S. Bach at Leipzig from 1723 to 1728, and the following year he was appointed Kantor at Grimma. Like other J.S. Bach pupils, he also acted as copyist. He was, in fact, one of J.S. Bach's principal copyists at Leipzig, and is perhaps the most reliable and productive copyist that J.S. Bach ever used. He was identified in the earlier J.S. Bach literature as Anonymous 3, or Hauptkopyst A.

See: Actual and Potential Non-Thomaner Singers and Players who participated in Bach’s Figural Music in Leipzig

 

Source: Oxford Composer Companions J.S. Bach (Editor: Malcolm Boyd, OUP, 1999)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2008)

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