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Thomaskantors

       

No.

Name [Alternate Name/Spelling]

Lifespan

Thomaskantor

Recordings

 

-28

Thedericus

?-?

c1295

-

 

-27

Johann Urban [Johannes Steffani De Orba]

?-?

1436-1466

-

+

-26

Thomas Ranstete

?-?

1443-1444

-

+

-25

Martin Klotzsch

?-?

c1470

-

+

-24

Ludwig Götze

c1450-c1506

?1471-?1506

-

+

-23

Peter Seehausen

?-1464

?-?

-

 

-22

Johannes Fabri [Fabri de Forchheym]

?-?

?-c1472

-

 

-21

Gregor Weßnig

?-1494

1482-1488

-

 

-20

Heinrich Höfler

?-?

1488-1490

-

 

-19

Nikolaus Zölner

?-1516

c1494

-

 

-18

Johann Conradi [Johann Kaltenborn]

?-?

c1508

-

 

-17

Johannnes Scharnagel [Johann]

1480-1513

c1505-?1513

-

+

-16

Georg Rhau [Jörg] [Rauw/Rau/Rhaw/Hirsutus]

1488-1548

1519-1520

-

*

-15

Johannes Galliculus [Hennel/Hähnel]

c1490-c1550

1520-1525

-

*

-14

Valerianus [Valerian] Hüffeler

?-?

1526-1530

-

 

-13

Johannes Hermann

1515-1593

1531-1536

-

+

-12

Wolfgang Jünger

c1517-1564

1536-1539

-

+

-11

Johannes Bruckner

?-?

1539-1540

-

+

-10

Ulrich Lange

?-1549

1540-1549

-

+

-9

Wolfgang Figulus [Töpfer]

c1525-1588

1549-1551

-

*

-8

Melchior Heger

?-?

1553-1564

-

+

 

Simon Wiedemar

?

?

-

+

-7

Valentin Otto [Ottho]

1529-1594

1564-1594

-

*

-6

Sethus Calvisius [Seth Kalwitz]

1556-1615

1594-1615

-

*

-5

Johann Hermann Schein

1586-1630

1616-1630

-

*

-4

Tobias Michael

1592-1657

1631-1657

-

*

-3

Sebastian Knüpfer

1633-1676

1657-1676

-

*

-2

Johann Schelle

1648-1701

1677-1701

-

*

-1

Johann Kuhnau [originally:Kuhn]

1660-1722

1701-1722

-

*

 

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685-1750

1723-1750

   

1

Johann Gottlob Harrer

1703-1755

1750-1755

-

*

2

Johann Friedrich Doles

1715-1797

1756-1789

-

*

3

Johann Adam Hiller [Hüller]

1728-1804

1789-1800

-

*

4

August Eberhard Müller [Eberhart]

1767-1817

1800-1810

-

*

5

Johann Gottfried Schicht

1753-1823

1810-1823

-

*

6

Christian Theodor Weinlig

1780-1842

1823-1842

-

*

7

Moritz Hauptmann

1792-1868

1842-1868

-

*

8

Ernst Friedrich Eduard Richter

1808-1879

1868-1879

-

*

9

Wilhelm Rust

1822-1892

1880-1892

-

*

10

Gustav Ernst Schreck

1849-1918

1892-1917

-

-

11

Karl Straube

1873-1950

1918-1939

Recordings

 

12

Günther Ramin

1898-1956

1940-1956

Recordings

 

13

Kurt Thomas

1904-1973

1957-1960

Recordings

 

14

Erhard Mauersberger

1903-1982

1961-1972

Recordings

 

15

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

b 1929

1972-1991

Recordings

 

16

Georg-Christoph Biller

b 1955

1992-Present

Recordings

 
 

Moritz Hauptmann recommended by Felix Mendelssohn.
August Eberhard Müller recommended by Johann Adam Hiller 'cum spe succedendi' on Sep 2, 1800 and was officially named Thomaskantor on Aug. 31, 1804.
Source:
pp. 436-437
800 Jahre Thomana: Glauben – Singen – Lernen Editors: Stefan Altner, Martin Petzoldt
Festschrift zum Jubiläum von Thomaskirche, Thomanerchor und Thomasschule
Verlag Janos Stekovics (Leipzig, 2012) 491 pages ISBN 978-3-89923-238-7
+ CD

Table of Thomaskantors in Excel format [by Thomas Braatz]

           

Candidates for the post of Thomaskantor, who were not accepted or declined

No.

Name

Lifespan

Successor of Thomaskantor

 

-

Johann Rosenmüller

1615-1684

Tobias Michael

 

-

Georg Philipp Telemann

1681-1767

Johann Kuhnau

 

-

Johann Friedrich Fasch

1688-1758

Johann Kuhnau

 

-

Christoph Graupner

1683-1760

Johann Kuhnau

 

-

Georg Friedrich Kauffmann

1679-1735

Johann Kuhnau

 

-

Georg Balthasar Schott

1686-1736

Johann Kuhnau

+

-

Christian Friedrich Rolle

1681-1751

Johann Kuhnau

-

-

Johann Martin Steindorff

1663-1744

Johann Kuhnau

-

-

Andreas Christoph Duve

1676-1749

Johann Kuhnau

-

-

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

1714-1788

J.S. Bach

 

-

August Friedich Graun

1698/9-1765

J.S. Bach

-

-

Johann Ludwig Krebs

1713-1780

J.S. Bach

 

-

Johann Gottlieb Görner

1697-1778

J.S. Bach

+

-

Johann Trier

1716-1790

J.S. Bach

+

         

School Rules and Regulations for the St. Thomas School of Leipzig, as Established and Decreed by the Most Honorable City Council of Leipzig Immanuel Tietzen, Printer, 1723:
1. Preface [PDF 8]
2. Original German text [PDF 8]
3. English Translation (by Thomas Braatz) [PDF 8]
4. Appendix [PDF 8]

 

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Prepared by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - July 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Thomas Braatz (January 2006, June 2006, October 2007, May 2012), Dr. Stefan Altner [
Thomanerchor Leipzig] (January 2006)

Karl Straube: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works
Günther Ramin: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Recordings of Instrumental Works
Individual Recordings:
BWV 244 - G. Ramin | Article: Günther Ramin 1898-1956 - Thomaskantor 1940-1956
Kurt Thomas: Short Biography | Frankfurter Kantorei | Recordings of Vocal Works: Part 1 | Part 2 | BWV 248 - K. Thomas
Erhard Mauersberger: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works | BWV 244 - E. Mauersberger
Hans-Joachim Rotzsch: Short Biography | Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum | Recordings of Vocal Works: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | BWV 244 - H.J. Rotzsch
Georg Christoph Biller: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Individual Recordings:
BWV 232 - G.C. Biller | BWV 244 - G.C. Biller
Thomaskantors: Thomanerchor Leipzig | Gewandhausorchester Leipzig | General Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2
Table of Recordings by BWV Number

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