A significant predecessor to J S Bach was Heinrich Schütz, born 8 October 1585 in Köstritz. He studied under Giovanni Gabrieli in Venice, returning to Germany as court organist at Kassel. Other appointments in both Germany and Denmark followed as his skill as a composer became widespread. He died in Dresden on 6 November 1672.
A selection of M&V articles about Heinrich Schütz
Ensemble. An Involving Account - A visit from Die Marienkantorei, Osnabrück, heard by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Glowing Performance - The Sitwell Singers begin a new season, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. An Involving Performance - Brahms' German Requiem, sung by the Derwent Singers, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Imaginative and ambitious - Rex Harley discovers the Crickhowell Festival
CD Spotlight. Vital inspiration - Music by Heinrich Schütz, reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... expressively at one with the music.'