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Zacharias Hildebrandt

Zacharias Hildebrandt

German organ builder
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German organ builder
Countries Germany
Occupations Organ builder Musical instrument maker
Gender male
Birth 1688 (Ziębice)
Death 1757 (Dresden)
Family
Children: Johann Gottfried Hildebrandt
The details
Biography

Zacharias Hildebrandt (1688 – 11 October 1757) was an organ builder, born in Münsterberg, Silesia. In 1714 his father, a cartwright master, apprenticed him to Gottfried Silbermann in Freiberg. In 1721 Hildebrandt finished his masterpiece, the organ of the Nikolaikirche Langhennersdorf. Afterwards he built an organ in Störmthal near Leipzig, where he got to know Johann Sebastian Bach, and from 1724 to 1726 the organ in Lengefeld. On this project, a dispute developed with Gottfried Silbermann, who treated him as a rival and sued him. The dispute was settled by an agreement in which Hildebrandt obliged himself to take over only orders rejected by Silbermann. Therefore he moved his work to the region near Leipzig and to Thuringia.

He constructed the following organs:

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http://catalogo.bne.es/uhtbin/authoritybrowse.cgi?action=display&authority_id=XX5304522
http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2009057659
http://isni.org/isni/0000000071029661
http://www.hildebrandt-orgel-lengefeld.de/
http://www.hildebrandtorgel-naumburg.de
https://d-nb.info/gnd/11870477X
https://portal.dnb.de/opac.htm?method=simpleSearch&cqlMode=true&query=idn%3D11870477X
https://viaf.org/viaf/50019921
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q92051
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/50019921
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