Johann Adam Hiller

1728 (Wendisch-Ossig, Austria, now Osiek Łužycki, Poland) – 1804 (Leipzig, Germany)

Hiller collaborated with the poet Weisse to establish German singspiel. Neefe performed in concerts arranged by Hiller in Leipzig, where Wolf was one of Hiller’s students. Hiller knew Hasse, was an enthusiastic promoter of his music, and composed a lament on Hasse’s death.