Feldmayr, Johann Georg
- Sterling E. Murray
(b Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Dec 17, 1756; d Hamburg, after 1831). German composer. He received his early musical training at Indersdorf monastery. About 1780 he joined the Hofkapelle of Kraft Ernst, Prince (Fürst) von Oettingen-Wallerstein. Although recruited as a violinist, Feldmayr also played the flute and sang tenor solos in the Wallerstein church, where his wife (née Monica Kekhuter) was the soprano soloist. During his 13 years at Wallerstein, he composed a substantial body of music for various court ensembles. Apart from 22 wind partitas, the bulk of this is vocal music: liturgical settings for the Wallerstein church and numerous arias and cantatas intended to celebrate the births, weddings and namedays of the prince and his family. In ...