Georg Druschetzky

Composer

1745 – 1819

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Who was Georg Druschetzky?

Jiří Družecký was a Czech composer, oboist, and timpanist.

He studied oboe with the noted oboist and composer Carlo Besozzi in Dresden. He then joined the band of an infantry regiment in Eger, with which he was later stationed in Vienna, Enns, Linz, and Branau. In 1777 he was certified as a drummer. In 1783 he moved to Vienna, where he became a member of the Tonkünstler-Sozietät. Three years later he was Kapellmeister for Anton Grassalkovič of Gyaraku and moved to Bratislava.

It is believed he started writing music in the 1770s, most of it for his band. He also wrote chamber music and music for orchestra, including 27 Symphonies and Concertos for various instruments. A couple of his operas survive, but one suite of incidental music and a ballet are lost. Druschetzky is credited with one of the earliest uses of the BACH motif. Druschetzky died in Buda.

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Born
Apr 7, 1745
Družec
Nationality
  • Czech Republic
Profession
Died
Jun 21, 1819
Buda

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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