Fink, Gottfried Wilhelm


German composer and poet, who was born at Sulz, Thuringia, and studied theology at Leipsic and acted as assistant pastor of a church in that town. From 1812 to 1827 he was at the head of a training institution which he had founded. In 1842 Fink was made musical director of the University, gavr lectures and received the title of Doctor of Philosophy. He was editor of the Allgemeine Musikalisches Zeitung from 1827. He wrote a large number of works, including about one thousand songs, published at Leipsic in 1862 under the title Musikal Hausschatz der Deutschen. He also wrote many pieces for piano and violin; terzets; quartets for male voices; and ballads.