Kropfgans [Kropffgans, Kropfganss], Johann
- Tim Crawford
(b Breslau [now Wrocław], Oct 14, 1708; dc1771). German lutenist and composer. He probably received his earliest lessons from his father, also called Johann (b Neustadt an der Orla, 12 Sept 1668; d after 1731), who had studied with the eminent lutenists Le Sage de Richée and S.L. Weiss and was active as a lutenist and merchant in Breslau. The younger Johann’s brother Johann Gottfried (...