Bleyer, Nicolaus, German violinist and composer; b. Stolzenau, Feb. 2, 1591; d. Lübeck, May 3, 1658. He studied with Brade (1614–17), and then joined the orch. of Count Ernst in Bückeburg. He settled in Lübeck as town musician in 1621, remaining there until his death. About 1628 he publ. Erster Theil neuer Paduanen, Galliar-den, Balletten, Mascarden und Couranten—
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