The New International Encyclopædia/Schulz, Johann Abraham Peter

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SCHULZ, Johann Abraham Peter (1747- 1800). A German composer, born at Lüneburg. He studied with Kirnberger at Berlin, taught there, and became musical director at the French theatre in 1776, holding the appointment for two years. In 1780 he became Kapellmeister to Prince Heinrich at Rheinsberg and afterwards was conductor at Copenhagen. He published: Gesänge am Clavier (1779) and Lieder im Volkston (1782), which were printed together, with augmentations, as Lieder im Volkston in 1785; Chansons Italiennes (1782); operettas and operas; the oratorio Johannes und Marie; and the passion cantata Christi Tod. He was a song composer of great originality.