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Konrad Back
1749 - 1810
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K. Back
Konrad Back (Bagg) (23/06/1749 - 10/04/1810), a, South German monastic musician and composer. He was born in Haigerloch and died in Ottobeuren. After studying in Zwiefalten and Ehingen an der Donau, he entered the Benedictine monastery of Ottobeuren in 1771. He was taught music by Ernestus Weinrauch in Zwiefalten and by Franz Schnitzer and Christoph Neubauer in Ottobeuren. He served the monastery as choir leader, music teacher and master of novices. After the suspension of the state endowment to Ottobeuren in 1802, he continued to live there as a pensioner. Back enriched the active musical life of the abbey primarily through his liturgical compositions, of which two masses, dated 1793, survive in the Munich Staatsbibliothek and several smaller works in Ottobeuren. He also wrote at least one cantata for the abbey (Der Tod Jesu, manuscript copies in Munich and Salzburg), and some stage works, including a drama musicum, Authore parente servata religio (1794, autograph in Munich).
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis
Requiem in B major
Period:Early Romanticism
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
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Source:Dagny Wegner, Requiemvertonungen in Frankreich zwischen 1670 und 1850, Hamburg, 2005