JOHANN NAUWACH (1595 - 1630)
Peter Maxwell Davies
As a boy Johann Nauwach became a chorister in Dresden, where he spent the greater
part of his life, apart from a period of study in Italy with the lutenist Lorenzo
Nauwach's study of Italian song led to a collection of Italian songs with continuo
and a subsequent collection of German songs written following the same principles
of italian monody, a form in which he provides an early link between Italian
and German practice.