Austrian composer and violin virtuoso Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (–) was a very popular, prolific, and versatile composer who served in a number of. Name in Other Languages: 卡尔·冯·迪特斯多夫, Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Kārlis Diterss fon Ditersdorfs, カール・ディッタース・フォン・ディッタースドルフ, Карл. Find Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf biography and history on AllMusic – Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf, born simply Karl.

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Carl [Karl] Ditters von Dittersdorf

Over the next twenty years, he composed symphonies, chamber music, and opere buffe. Emperor Joseph II was so impressed with Ditters’ oratoria that he offered him post as chapel master, but Ditters decided to remain at Johannisberg. The early Classical period contribution to Italian opera buffa style In opera: Before his death he dictated his fascinating autobiography to his son, a vivid account of musical life in his time.

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Visitor’s Favorites Beethoven, L. Dittersdorf left about symphonies with solid attribution.

Two years later, inhe made his first trip abroad, traveling to Italy with Gluck and performing. Concerto in G major Krebs. There he studied composition under Giuseppe Bonno, the court composer and Kapellmeister.

Symphony [after Ovid’s Metamorphoses] no. He followed this in with another oratoria, Giobbe Jobwhich was even more popular. Vn popularity was said to rival that of HaydnGluckand Mozart.

Inthe six-year-old August Carl was introduced ditteersdorf the violin and his father’s moderate financial position allowed him not only a good general education at a Jesuit school, but private tutelage in music, violin, French and religion.


Each orchestra member received a three year contract to work at the Imperial Chapel, under the service of Count Durazzo, the theater director for the Imperial Court. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Double Bass Concerto No. In the middle s, several of his compositions were performed in prestigious circumstances. Doktor und ApothekerThe Marriage of Figaro c.

Four of these earned him even more international acclaim. Born November 2, in Vienna, Austria. History is obscure about why, but the separation was caused either by the Prince’s death or by court intrigues that led to Ditters’ expulsion.

When Ditters’ contract expired, he could have stayed on, but he did not want to work with Spork, due to personal differences. Giuseppe Trani, who schooled him on the instrument, and Giuseppe Bonno, who taught him musical composition.

In he traveled to Paris but the documentation about this experience is scarce and uncertain. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. After a few years Prince Joseph disbanded the orchestra, since he idttersdorf to leave Vienna to assume the regency in Hildburghausenand the Austrian Empress hired Dittersdorf for her own orchestra through Count DurazzoTheatre Director at the Dittegs Court.

In its original sense chamber music referred to music composed for the home, as opposed to that written for the theatre or church.

Symphony in D minor Grave d1 AE “. Description of The Age of Bronze. Dittersdorf was the music teacher of Johann Carll Vanhal. Died October 24, in Neuhof, Czechoslovakia. Today his symphonies are noted for their folk—like dittersdort that were culled from the period. Through service in Karl VI’s army, his father had gained a position as costume dityersdorf in the imperial theater.


Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf | Austrian composer and violinist |

Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group. Most of the symphonies are preserved only in manuscripts. Ditters was forced to leave the castle. Prince Joseph of Saxe-Hildburghausen soon noticed young Ditters, and on 1 March hired him for his court orchestra.

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf: Biography – Classic Cat

Though he enjoyed enormous popularity in his own time, he is virtually unknown today, except among music experts. By mid—decade, six of his twelve programmatic Ovid symphonies had been performed in the imperial Augarten. Vocal and Choral Music Dittersdorf idttersdorf his due contribution to oratorio in four such works. For picture licensing, please contact customer service.

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He became one of the best—known and most popular composers of the period. Playlists Featured All Recommended. Sonata in E flat major, for viola and piano Adagio Composer. Sinfonias on Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Nos. Died 24 October Leipzig Gewandhaus String Quartet. His final decade was occupied with overseeing operatic productions in addition to compiling and editing his own music for publication.

Ester, cara mia vita, from Ester, K Singer. The chamber music of Dittersdorf, with all the clarity of Classical style, includes string quartets and quintets, divertimenti, and compositions for groups of wind instruments.