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HEINRICH ALBERT  

(1604 - 1651)

The German poet and composer Heinrich Albert was born in 1604 in Lobenstein. He assisted his cousin Schütz in Dresden, studied law in Leipzig, and finally settled in Königsberg, where he served as organist at the cathedral.

Songs and Choral Music

Albert is chiefly known for his eight volumes of Arien (‘Songs’), published between 1638 and 1650. He also wrote many other works, including motets for church use. His work reflects the influence of Schein, whom he had known in Leipzig.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
150 SCHONSTEN VOLKSLIEDER (DIE) Capriccio
C7106
Choral - Secular
German Lute Songs Naxos
8.555935
Vocal
SUOMALAINEN VIRSI (Finnish Hymns), Vol. 2 BIS
BIS-CD-1349
Orchestral




 
 
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