Esaias the Younger Reusner
- Category : Entertain-Music-Composer/Arranger
- Type : GE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (22,46)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 2
German lutenist and composer, considered one of the best lute virtuosos of his time and one of the first great masters of the 11-course baroque lute in Germany. A child prodigy, he was first taught lute by his father Esaias (lutenist to the Prince of Bernstadt). He wrote two collections of lute suites - Deliciae testudinis and Neue Lauten-früchte. In the years from 1655 to 1672, he was in the service of the duke of Silesia. Thereafter, he worked as a flute and lute teacher at the University of Leipzig. Finally in 1674, he was appointed chamber lutenist at the court of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg in Berlin, where he remained until his death on 1 May 1679.