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date: 21 October 2019

Beer [Bähr, Baer, Behr, Ursus, Ursinus], Johannlocked

  • George J. Buelow

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(b St Georg, Upper Austria, Feb 28, 1655; d Weissenfels, Aug 6, 1700). Austrian-German composer, singer, violinist, keyboard player, music theorist and novelist. At seven his father sent him to the Benedictine monastery at Lambach, a short distance north-east of St Georg, where he began his musical education. Beer pursued further general and music studies at Reichersberg, south of Passau, as well as in Passau itself. In 1670 his parents took him to Regensburg, where they had moved to preserve their Protestant faith. As a student at the Gymnasium Poeticum Beer became a friend of his fellow student Pachelbel. He continued to study music, including composition, and he wrote the score for a school play, Mauritius imperator. At the end of his studies at the gymnasium, the city of Regensburg awarded him a scholarship to enter the university at Leipzig in 1676 as a student of theology. He soon became acquainted with the musicians there, including the Thomas Kantor Sebastian Knüpfer, and Werner Fabricius, organist at the Nikolaikirche....

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Die Musikforschung
J. Mattheson: Grundlage einer Ehren-Pforte (Hamburg, 1740); ed. Max Schneider (Berlin, 1910/R)
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung
Leipzig, Leipziger Städtische Bibliotheken, Musikbibliothek
Grimma, Landesschule [in D-Dl]
Schwerin, Landesbibliothek Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Musiksammlung