b. Breslau, ?12 October 1687; d. Dresden, 16 October 1750
German lutenist/composer; wrote numerous works for lute (solo and ensemble pieces).
More music survives from him than from any other lutenist in history.
Two major sources of his works are:
D-Dl, Ms. Mus. 2841-V-1 [Weiss Dresden Manuscript] facsimile
RISM B VII, p. 92-93 - SMT II, p. 104-113
GB-Lbl, Ms. Add. 30387 [Weiss London Manuscript]
RISM B VII, p. 179
Other major sources of his music are contained in A-Wn, B-Bc, F-Pn, GB-HAdolmetsch, PL-WRu, PL-Wu, RUS-Mcm, and many other libraries.
See the website devoted to him for a full listing of works.
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