Ritter, August Gottfried
|born on||25 August 1811 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )|
|Place||Erfurt, Germany, 50n58, 11e01|
|Timezone||LMT m11e01 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||01°01' 07°32 Asc. 29°58'|
German romantic composer and organist, co-creator, together with Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, of the first example of Romantic Organ Sonata (the first one was composed in 1845). He moved in 1847 from being organist in Merseburg cathedral to become organist in Magdeburg cathedral. In his critical writings, Ritter condemned the Renaissance organ composers referred to as the "Colorists" for overindulging in ornamentation. He died on 26 August 1885 in Magdeburg, aged 74.
- associate relationship with Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix (born 3 February 1809). Notes: Co-composers
Sy Scholfield quotes from Die Musikforschung (Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1960), p. 427: "Nach der kleinen Autobiographie und dem Taufregister der Augustiner-Gemeinde zu Erfurt wurde A.G.Ritter am 25. August 1811, morgens fünf Uhr, geboren5. Die Taufe wurde am 2. September in der Augustinerkirche vollzogen."
(According to the small autobiography and the baptismal register of the Augustinian community at Erfurt A.G. Ritter was born on 25 August 1811, at five o'clock in the morning).
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Organist)