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date: 10 August 2020

Rotenbucher [Rothenpucher, Rottenbücher, Haunreuter, Hannreither, Haureuther], Erasmuslocked

  • Franz Krautwurst

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(b Braunau, Upper Austria, c1525; d Nuremberg, bur. July 15, 1586). German music editor, ?composer and schoolmaster. He was originally called Haunreuter; it is not known how he came to be called Rotenbucher. He probably attended the school of the monastery of St Nikola, just outside Passau, where Leonhard Paminger was headmaster; he enjoyed a lifelong friendship with Paminger’s son Sophonias and wrote an elegy on Paminger's death in 1567. In 1542 he began his studies at the University of Ingolstadt, moving to Wittenberg University in 1543. It was there, encouraged by Georg Rhau, that he decided to edit collections of music. Soon after Rhau’s death, probably in 1548, Rotenbucher joined the staff of the St Egidien school at Nuremberg, where he eventually became supremus (i.e. ranking third, after the Rektor and Kantor). He may have taught Hans Leo Hassler. With the arrival of Friedrich Lindner as Kantor in the late autumn of ...

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