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Paul Hofhaimer (Composer)

Born: 25th January 1459, Radstadt, Austria

Died: 1537, Salzburg, Austria

Nationality: Austrian

Paul Hofhaimer was an Austrian organist and composer. He was particularly gifted at improvisation, and was regarded as the finest organist of his age by many writers, including Vadian and Paracelsus; in addition he was one of only two German-speaking composers of the time (Heinrich Isaac was the other) who had a reputation in Europe outside of German-speaking countries. He is grouped among the composers known as the Colorists.

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