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date: 28 February 2020

Görbig [Gärbig, Gerbich, Gerbig], Johann Anton (Thaddeus)locked

  • Milan Poštolka



(b ?1684; d Prague-Strahov, March 2, 1737). Bohemian organist, choirmaster and composer. His age is given as 53 in the obituary register, but his name is not listed in the corresponding baptismal registers of Brüx (now Most) which was given as his place of birth by Dlabač.

Görbig was an unpaid assistant organist at the metropolitan cathedral of St Vitus in Prague from about 1703; on 24 July 1717 he became cellist and in 1727 he succeeded Tobias Ernest Liehre (1644–1727) as organist. After the death of J.C. Gayer he was appointed capellae magister, on 27 November 1734, and he held this post until his death; he was also organist at Strahov from about 1723. Besides his musical activities he was assessor to the subsidiary law court at Pohořelec (Prague). Gayer's son Vojtěch succeeded Görbig in 1727 as cellist of the metropolitan cathedral.

Görbig's artistic orientation can be seen from the selection of composers represented in his library (now in ...

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