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Salieri, Antonio

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Born: 1750 AD
Died: 1825 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Composers, Conductors, Musicians

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1750 - Antonio Salieri, born on the 18th of August in Legnago, Venice, Italy. He was a Italian Composer and Conductor.

1766 - He was taken to Vienna by F. L. Gassmann, who introduced him to the emperor Joseph.

1770 - His first opera, Le Donne letterate, was produced at the Burg-Theater.

1771 - Others followed in rapid succession, and his Armida, was a triumphant success.

1774 - He became Kapellmeister.

1778 - On the death of Bonno, became Hofkapellmeister.

       - He held his offices for fifty years, though he made frequent visits to Italy and Paris, and composed music for many European theaters.

1787 - On the 8th of June, he held his offices for fifty years, though he made frequent visits to Italy and Paris, and composed music for many European theaters.

1804 - His last opera was Die Neger, was produced.

1824 - Retired from office on his full salary.

1825 - Died at Vienna on the 7th of May in Vienna, Austria.



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