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DITTERSDORF, Carl Ditters von
b Vienna, 2 November 1739
d Neuhof, Pilgram, Bohemia, 2 October 1799, aged sixty

His father was costumier to the court and theatre in Danzig. He was given a good education, and engaged to play in the orchestra of Prince Joseph Friedrich; but in 1765 he tried to leave the service of the Prince, was arrested and brought back, then dismissed. Gluck and Haydn were his friends. He entered the service of Emperor Joseph II but left soon after when he was refused a rise in salary. He then became Kapellmeister to a bishop, who fell from favour and had to dismiss his orchestra. Next he entered the service of the Prince Bishop of Breslau, who allowed him to restore a theatre on his estate and collect a company of singers, one of whom he married. His last years were spent in poverty and ill-health.

1767 (28)

Amore in musica, opera

1770 (31)

Il viaggiatore americano, opera

1771 (32)

L'amore disprezzato, opera

1773 (34)

Il tutore e la pupilla, opera

1774 (35)

Il Tribunale de Giove, opera

1775 (36)

Il finto pazzo per amore, opera

Il maniscalco, opera

Lo sposo burlato, opera

1776 (37)

La contadina felice, opera

La moda, opera

n barone di Rocca Antica, opera

1777 (38)

L'Arcifanfano, re dé matti, opera

1786 (47)

Doktor und Apotheker, opera

Betrug durch Aberglauben, opera

1787 (48)

Democrito corretto, opera

Die Liebe in Narrenhaus, opera

1789 (50)

Hieronimus Knicker, opera

1790 (51)

Das rote Kappchen, opera

1791 (52)

Hokus Pokus, opera

1794 (55)

Das Gespeust mit der Trommel, opera

1795 (56)

Don Quixote der Zeite, opera

Gott Mars, opera

Schach vom Schiras, opera

1796 (57)

Ugolino, opera

Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, opera

Der Durchmarsch, opera

1797 (58)

Der Terno secco, opera

Der Madchenmarkt, opera

Dittersdorf also composed church music, symphonies, and string quartets.

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