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Danzi, Franz Ignaz

Born: 1763 AD
Died: 1826 AD, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Composers


1763 - Born in Schwetzingen on the 15th of June. The most important member of a German family of musicians of Italian ancestry.

1778 - Studied with his father and with Georg Joseph Vogler before he joined the superlative orchestra of the elector Karl Theodor.

         - He studied composition with Abbé Vogler, before he at the age of 15 entered the Court Orchestra as cellist.

1780 - The first of his woodwind compositions was published at Mannheim.

1783 - Moved to Münich and took over his fathers post upon his retirement. He enjoyed quite some succes as operacomposer.

1784 - He rejoined the main court in Munich as principal cellist-taking his father's position.

1790 - Married the singer Maria Margarethe Marchand.

1798 - He rose to the position of assistant Kapellmeister in one of the most important musical centers of Europe.

1807 - He left Munich to be Kapellmeister in the smaller and less important Stuttgart court of Frederick I.

         - Appeared as Hofkapellmeister in Stuttgart.

1826 - Franz Ignaz Danzi died on 13th of April.


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