Reusner, Esaias the Younger
|born on||29 April 1636 Jul.Cal. (9 May 1636 greg.) at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )|
|Place||Lwówek Slaski, Poland, 51n07, 15e35|
|Timezone||LMT m15e35 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||19°17' 20°34 Asc. 02°01'|
German lutenist and composer, considered one of the best lute virtuosos of his time and one of the first great masters of the 11-course baroque lute in Germany. A child prodigy, he was first taught lute by his father Esaias (lutenist to the Prince of Bernstadt). He wrote two collections of lute suites - Deliciae testudinis and Neue Lauten-früchte. In the years from 1655 to 1672, he was in the service of the duke of Silesia. Thereafter, he worked as a flute and lute teacher at the University of Leipzig. Finally in 1674, he was appointed chamber lutenist at the court of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg in Berlin, where he remained until his death on 1 May 1679.
Sy Scholfield quotes "Esaias Reußner der Jüngere und seine Bedeutung für die deutsche Lautenmusik des XVII. Jahrhunderts" by Karl Koletschka, "Studien zur Musikwissenschaft, Volumes 15" (Wien, 1928), pp. 3-45, p. 4: "Esaias Reußner der Jüngere am 29. April 1636. um 3 Uhr nachmittag, zu Löwenberg), einer Kreisstadt im preußischen Regierungsbezirke Liegnitz am Bober, geboren und am 1. Mai getauft."
Translation: Esaias Reußner the Younger was born on 29 April 1636 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Lowenberg, a district town in the Prussian government district of Liegnitz am Bober, and baptized on 1 May.
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Lutenist)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher (Flute and lute)