Anton Schweitzer

Opera composer, Composer

1735 – 1787

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Who was Anton Schweitzer?

Anton Schweitzer was a German composer of operas, who was affiliated with Abel Seyler's theatrical company.

He was a child prodigy who obtained the patronage of the duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen, who sent him to study with Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht at the court of Bayreuth in 1758, and then sent him to Italy, and made him Kapellmeister. With the dismissal of the court orchestra at Hildburghausen, he was enabled to tour Europe with the Seyler theatrical company from 1769. His most notable work is Alceste, with a Germanlibretto by Christoph Martin Wieland, among the early German-language operas.

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Born
Jun 6, 1735
Coburg
Also known as
  • Швейцер, Антон
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Lived in
  • Coburg
Died
Nov 23, 1787
Gotha

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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