Portrait engraving by Christian Rombstedt after Johann Caspar Höckner. After 1666. Adam KRIEGER.

Portrait engraving by Christian Rombstedt after Johann Caspar Höckner. After 1666

194 x 162 mm.

Trimmed and laid down.

Reproduced in MGG Vol. 7, col. 1786.

"Although he lived only 32 years Krieger's fame as a composer of songs was well established before his death. The 110 songs in his two principal collections are his most important music, and with them he brought German song to a new peak of development, firmly establishing Italian expressiveness in a tradition hitherto dominated largely by simple strophic songs influenced by French and Dutch models... Krieger's songs remained popular well into the 18th century, and some of the melodies were turned into chorales, a few of which appear in Bach's cantatas." John H. Baron in Grove Music Online. Item #25604

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