Holtzner, Anton, German organist and composer; d. 1635. He was educated in Italy. His keyboard canzonas make use of free rhythmic transformation of themes in the manner of Frescobaldi’s “Variation canzonas.” One of them is reprinted in A. Ritter’s Geschichte des Orgelspiels im 14.-18. Jahrhundert (1884).
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