Christoph Albrecht

Christoph Albrecht (born 4 January 1930 in Salzwedel, died September 24, 2016 in Berlin [1]) was a German organist, conductor, composer, musicologist, and music educator. He has toured extensively as an organist, appearing in concerts and recitals throughout Europe and in the United States. He is the author of several publications on the topics of liturgy and hymnology. He has also written extensively on sacred music from the 16th through the 18th centuries, and has been instrumental in publishing many forgotten works from that period.[2]

Albrecht studied the organ with Günther Ramin. From 1943–1948 he served as organist at the Church of St. Mary in Salzwedel. In 1953 he was appointed cantor at the Naumburg Cathedral and lecturer at Kirchenmusikschule Halle. In 1960 he became director of the Kirchenmusikschule Dresden. From 1976 to 1992 he was organist and choirmaster at St. Mary's Church, Berlin. He currently maintains an active schedule as a conductor, organ teacher, lecturer, and organist.


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