Griepenkerl, Friedrich (Conrad)
- Mark Hoffman
(b Peine, Dec 10, 1782; d Brunswick, April 6, 1849). German music scholar. At Göttingen he studied philosophy and pedagogy principally with J.F. Herbart, and music theory, the organ and the piano with J.N. Forkel. In 1808 he was appointed to the Fellenberg Institute in Hofwyl, where he taught German language and literature and led the musical life of the community. He returned to Brunswick in 1816 and taught in the Catherineum. In 1821 he was also appointed lecturer in philosophy and fine arts at the Carolineum, becoming professor in 1825. In 1828 he became concurrently teacher of German language and literature, mathematics and philosophy in the Gymnasium in Brunswick.
His musical importance rests on his activities promoting the works of J.S. Bach, copies of which he had received from Forkel. He performed the B minor Mass and other choral works in Brunswick, apparently before Zelter and Mendelssohn. With the harpsichordist F.A. Roitzsch he published the keyboard works of Bach (Leipzig, ...