Christian August Pohlenz

June 26, 2008

Christian August Pohlenz was born at Saalgast, Niederlausitz, July 3rd 1790, and died at Leipzig, March 9th 1843. He was organist of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, and conductor of the Gewandhaus Concerts 1827-35, when he was replaced by Mendelssohn. His best known works include choruses for male voices, and are in the “Olpheus” collection. During his lifetime, his songs were more popular: Der kleine Tambour Veil, Auf, Matrosen, die Anker gclichlel, etc.