Gottlieb Gareis, chamber musician, 1781-1859


Gottlieb Gareis with violin a. Anton Gareis

Son Albert Gareis with clarinet
As Johann Franz Amadeus he was born at 24.10.1781 in Klosterfreiheit. The Protestantic rewrite of names translate Amadeus with Gottlieb, where the convertation from the Catholic to the Evangelic confession comes clear. Gottlieb has married in Berlin the born there Henriette Luckow.
He was educated by the Berlinian chapelmaster Johann Friedrich Reichardt in Giebichenstein, who was the father of the intended of Franz Gareis. Gottlieb Gareis became a chamber musician and viola player at the Hofkapelle (court-chapel) of Berlin.

At 1802 he belongs as a violinist to the Berlinian National-Theatre. First at 1805 he made in viola player and was even soloist in concerts.

Conservated works:
A Tune from 10/3 1801, 3 voices -
(Hochschulbibliothek Berlin, probably war-loss)
Polonaise for Viola and Orchestra, 12 voices -
(Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Dez. Sondersammlungen, Sign.: Mus.4211-O-1)

1847 he was pensionied. He died at 20.11.1859 in Berlin and left behind one son and three daughters. His son Albert Gareis became also a chamber musician.


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