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Johann August Landvoigt (Librettist, Bach's Pupil)

Born: November 10, 1715 - Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Died: February 16, 1766 - Marienberg, Saale, Germany

The lawyer, Johann August Landvoigt, was the son of a gardener in Leipzig. He was was an “Externus” in 1730; then attended the Thomasschule from 1731 to 1737 and while there he wrote the text of Cantata Thomana saß annoch betrübt, BWV Anh 19, performed on November 21, 1734 when the new Rector, I.A. Ernesti, was installed. Only Landvoigt's text is extant. Around 1740 he belonged to the circle of students around Johann Christoph Gottsched. He is listed as 1st flautist (1746-1748) of the Tabula Musicorum, a concert society. In 1758 in Marienberg, Saale he married Sophie Friederike Schlegel, aunt of the famous poet and critic, August Wilhelm Schlegel.

 

Source: Oxford Composer Companion - J.S. Bach, edited by Malcolm Boyd (1999) ); fine-print footnotes in the Bach-Dokumente
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Aryeh Oron (May 2003); Thomas Braatz (January 2011)

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