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Friedrich Gottlieb Wild (Bach's Pupil)

Born: August 14, 1700 - Bernsbach, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
Died: Before August 1762 - St Peterburg, Russia (?)

Friedrich Gottlieb Wild was a German organist. He sutied law at the University of Leipzig from 1723 to 1727. He studied privately with J.S. Bach in Leipzig between 1726 and 1735. On May 18, 1727, J.S. Bach wrote a testimonial in support of Wild's application for the post of Kantor at the Jacobikirche in Chemnitz, in which he indicated Wild's excellent abilities in playing the flute, keyboard, continuo with which he assisted J.S. Bach in his cantatas, etc. The application was unsuccessful, and in 1735 Wild was appointed organist of St Peter's Church in St Peterburg, Russia.

 

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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