Weinlig, (Christian) Theodor

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Weinlig, (Christian) Theodor

Weinlig, (Christian) Theodor, noted German music theorist and teacher, nephew of Christian Ehregott Weinlig; b. Dresden, July 25, 1780; d. Leipzig, March 7, 1842. After a period of study with his uncle (1804-6), he became a pupil of Stanislao Mattei in Bologna. He was Kantor of the Dresden Kreuzschule (1814-17) and of the Leipzig Thomasschule (from 1823). He enjoyed high repute as a teacher of theory and composition, numbering Richard Wagner among his pupils. His own works include a Deutsches Magnificatfor Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. and vocalises. He publ. a manual, Theoretisch-praktische Anleitung zur Fuge, für den Selbstunterricht (Dresden, 1845; 2nd ed., 1852).


A. Kurz, Geschichte der Familie W. von 1580 bis 1850 (Bonn, 1912); R. Roch, C. T. W., der Lehrer Richard Wagners (diss., Univ. of Leipzig, 1917).

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