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Matthias Weckmann (1616?-1674) was a North German musician and composer of the Baroque period.

Weckmann was born in Niederdorla (Thuringia), probably in 1616. His musical training took place in Dresden (as a chorister at the Saxon Court, under the direction of Heinrich Schütz), then in Hamburg where he worked with the famous organist Jacob Praetorius at Saint Peter's church (Petrikirche).

He was introduced to the Italian concertato, polychoral, and monodic styles (because Schütz had journeyed in Italy when a… read more

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