Georg Christoph Wagenseil

Composer

1715 – 1777

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Who was Georg Christoph Wagenseil?

Georg Christoph Wagenseil was an Austrian composer.

He was born in Vienna, and became a favorite pupil of the Vienna court's Kapellmeister, Johann Joseph Fux. Wagenseil himself composed for the court from 1739 to his death. He also held positions as harpsichordist and organist. His pupils included Johann Baptist Schenk, and Marie Antoinette. He traveled little, and died in Vienna having spent most of his life there.

Wagenseil was a well-known musical figure in his day — both Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are known to have been familiar with his works. His early works are Baroque, while later pieces are in the lighter galant style. He composed a number of operas, choral works, symphonies, concertos, chamber music and keyboard pieces.

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Born
Jan 29, 1715
Vienna
Also known as
  • Wagenseil, Georg Christoph
Nationality
  • Austria
Died
Mar 1, 1777
Vienna

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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