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Zelter, Carl Friedrichlocked

  • Hans-Günter Ottenberg

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(b Berlin, 11 Dec 1758; d Berlin, 15 May 1832). German composer, conductor and teacher. His father George, a mason from Saxony, settled about 1750 in Berlin, where he worked as a building contractor and married Anna Dorothea Hintze, daughter of a cloth-worker; Carl Friedrich was the second of two sons of this marriage. Zelter was first taught at home and then attended the Joachimsthaler Gymnasium. At his father’s wish, he trained as a mason, becoming in ...

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