Educated in Nuremburg by Staden, Kindermann took part in Sunday concerts at Frauenkirche while still in his early teens, playing violin and singing in the choir. In 1635, he spent a year studying music in Italy. In 1636, he became the second organist at Frauenkirche and in 1640 was the organist at Schwabisch Hall. He returned to Nuremburg in 1641 and became the organist of Egidienkirche, a position he held until his death. His principal work was Harmonia organica in tabulaturam Germanicam composita (1645) an important work in the history of organ composition. He also produced a large quantity of arias, sonatas, suites and compositions for voice.
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