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Kaspar Othmayr (Composer)

Born: 12th March 1515, Amberg, Germany

Died: 4th February 1553, Nuremberg, Germany

Nationality: German

Caspar Othmayr was a German Lutheran pastor and composer.

Othmayr was born in Amberg, Upper Palatinate, and studied in Heidelberg as a pupil of Lorenz Lemlin, among others. Later, he became rector of the monastery school of Heilsbronn near Ansbach. From 1548 on he was provost in Ansbach, but soon lost the position because of theological differences.

Othmayr is considered one of the masters of melodic phrasing (Liedsatz) of the middle of the 16th century.

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