- Andrew D. McCredie
(b Kirchberg, Saxony, Jan 13, 1683; d Darmstadt, May 10, 1760). German composer. The son of Christoph Graupner (1650–1721) and Maria Hochmuth (1653–1721), he was born into a family of tailors and clothmakers. He received his earliest musical training from the local Kantor Michael Mylius (who early detected Graupner’s exceptional abilities to sing at sight) and the organist Nikolaus Kuster. In ...