Töpfer, Johann Gottlob

ORGANIST, COMPOSER (GERMANY)
BORN 4 Dec 1791, Niederroßla, Thüringen - DIED 8 Jun 1870, Weimar, Thüringen
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Friedhof vor dem Frauentor (Alter Friedhof)

Johann Gottlob Töpfer studied at the Wilhelm-Ernst gymnasium in Weimar from 1804 to 1808. From 1817 onwards he worked as a teacher in Weimar.

In 1830 he became the organist of the St. Peter und Paul church in Weimar. He held this position until his death in 1870, allthough he wanted to quit in 1844 because of bad working conditions. He was a virtuoso on the organ and the author of 400 compositions. He was an authority on organ building and wrote important theoretical works on this subject. His "Lehrbuch der Orgelbaukunst" was published in 1856.

Related persons
• knew Liszt, Franz

Sources
Johann Gottlob Töpfer – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Gottlob Töpfer at the Friedhof vor dem Frauentor, Weimar.
Picture by Androom (04 Mar 2009)

 


Toscanini, Arturo

Published: 25 Nov 2017
Last update: 25 Nov 2017