Weinlig, Christian Theodor



Remembered chiefly because Richard Wagner was his pupil in theory. Born at Dresden. His first teacher was his uncle, Christian Ehregott, who held the traditions of Bach from having studied with Homilius, and his other instructor was Padre Mattei at Bologna. From 1814 to 1817 he was cantor of the Dresden Kreuzschule, and in 1823 he succeeded Schicht as cantor of the Leipsic Thomas School, a position which he held until his death. He published a German magnificat for solos, chorus and orchestra, and Anleitung zur fuge fur den Selbstunterricht, and vocalises for several voices.