Fischer, Michael Gottard

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Fischer, Michael Gottard

Fischer, Michael Gottard, German organist and composer; b. Alach, near Erfurt, June 3, 1773; d. Erfurt, Jan. 12, 1829. He studied organ and counterpoint with Kittel in Erfurt, where he settled. He was organist of the Barfusserkirche and director of the city concerts. In 1809 he succeeded Kittel as organist of the Predigerkirche. From 1816 he also taught at the teacher’s seminary. He became best known as a composer of organ music, but he also wrote syms., concertos, chamber music, and vocal pieces.


K. Plesse, M.G. F. und die Musik in Erfurt urn 1800 (diss., Univ. of Jena, 1945).

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