Schröter family [Schroeter, Schroeder]
- Ronald R. Kidd
German family of musicians.
(b Eilenburg, 1724; d Kassel, 1811). Oboist and teacher. He was an oboist in Count Brühl’s regiment when he married at Guben in 1748. The family moved first to Warsaw (c1755) and then to Leipzig (c1763). His wife died shortly after the birth of their youngest daughter, (5) Marie Henriette Schröter, in 1766, but he spared no effort in the development and advancement of his musically gifted children. They all appeared in Leipzig concerts and from 1771 he took them on extended tours to Germany, the Netherlands and England, where the three eldest children performed in the Bach-Abel concerts on 2 May 1772. His only known publication, six duets for violin and cello, were printed in London about 1772. The family returned to Leipzig in 1773 or 1774. He was subsequently a court musician and teacher at Hanau (...