Born: May 4, 1784, Weißenfels, Germany.
Died: August 16, 1829, Barmen, Germany.
Carl was the son of Carl Ludwig Traugott Glaeser and Marie Amalie Ziesche.
He received his musical training first from his father (a composer and cantor at the town church), then at St. Thomas’ School in nearby Leipzig.
In 1813/14, Gläser served as a volunteer in the Napoleonic Wars. In 1815, he became music director in Barmen, where he also taught voice, piano, and violin. He was well known for writing and conducting choral music.
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