Strobel, Valentin, German lutenist and composer; b. Halle (baptized), Oct. 18, 1611; d. Strasbourg, after 1669. He was the son of the German lutenist and composer Valentin Strobel (b. Thuringia, c. 1577; d. Weimar [buried], Oct. 16, 1640). He became a lutenist and theorbo player in the Darmstadt Hofkapelle in 1629. In 1634 he was active at the Stuttgart court. That same year, he entered the service of Margrave Friedrich V of Baden-Durlach, who moved his court to Strasbourg. About 1639 Stroebel was dismissed from the Margrave’s service, but in 1640 he was made a citizen of Strasbourg. Some of his distinguished lute pieces, as well as 3 vols, of vocal works, are extant. His son, Johann Valentin Strobel (b. Strasbourg [baptized], Nov. 16, 1643; d. Darmstadt [buried], Aug. 30, 1688), was also a lutenist who was active at the Darmstadt court from 1668.
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