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Austrian composer and violin virtuoso Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (–) was a very popular, prolific, and versatile composer who served in a number of. Name in Other Languages: 卡尔·冯·迪特斯多夫, Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Kārlis Diterss fon Ditersdorfs, カール・ディッタース・フォン・ディッタースドルフ, Карл. Find Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf biography and history on AllMusic – Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf, born simply Karl.

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The Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra. After a few years the Sachsen-Hildburghausen closed the activity of his orchestra, since he had to leave Wien to assume the regency in Hildburghausenand August Carl was hired by the Empress for her own Orchestra through Count Durazzo, Theatre Director at the Imperial Court.

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Also Known As Baron von Dittersdorf. Concerto in E minor for flute and orchestra Performer. Ditters enjoyed a major breakthrough on July, 11,when his comic operaDer Apotheker und der Doktorcaused a sensation in Vienna and was subsequently performed in the most prominent theaters in Europe.

Requiem in C minor. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. Concerto for two violins in C major: The imperial palace was the venue for performances of six of his 12 “Ovid” symphonies.

Prince Joseph of Saxe-Hildburghausen soon noticed young Ditters, and on 1 March hired him for his court orchestra. Sinfonia concertante in D major for viola, double bass and orchestra Orchestra. Emperor Joseph II was so impressed with Ditters’ oratoria that he offered him post as chapel master, but Ditters decided to remain at Johannisberg.

During the last half of the decade, he composed eight more comic operas.

Vocal and Choral Music Dittersdorf made csrl due contribution to oratorio in four such works. He was 60 years old. In he was engaged as violinist in the Imperial Theatre orchestra, and in its conductor.


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He also produced cantatas, orchestra pieces, and chamber music. Symphony after Ovid’s Metamorphoses no. Ditters’ symphonies display considerable wit, unexpected touches, and unique approaches that often set him apart from his contemporaries and no doubt contributed to the great popularity he enjoyed.

Last Played on BBC. Haydn and Dittersdorf played the violins; Mozart, the viola; and Vanhal; the cello. Orchestral Music In orchestral music Dittersdorf may be compared in some respects to his near contemporary Joseph Haydn. It was during this period that he became acquainted with Gluck. At the same time, vkn continued producing new vom, composing symphonies, chamber musicand opere buffe.

Having retired successfully from his martial obligations, he was provided with Royal Letters rittersdorf Reference and a sinecure with the Imperial Theatre. Some of his compositions, including the double bass concerto, were published in Leipzig by the Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag.

Eminent Irish tenor Michael Kellyfor whom Mozart created the roles of Don Basilio and Don Curzio in his da Ponte opera Le nozze di Figarowas of the opinion that although they played well their performance as a whole was not outstanding; but the image of four of the greatest composers of their time joining in common music-making remains an unforgettable vignette of the Classical era comprising the second half of the eighteenth century.

He was underpaid and forced to perform dreary chores that were beneath an accomplished violinist. The Classical style, which was also reflected in the era’s literature and architecture, was more formal, more clearly articulated, simple, and more natural than works from the preceding Baroque era. His final decade was occupied with overseeing operatic productions in addition to compiling and editing his own music for publication.


Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.

Jazz Latin New Age. Inafter twenty-four years at Johannesberg, von Dittersdorf experienced a serious clash with von Schaffgotsch and was expelled from the palace.

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Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The earliest singspiels were light plays whose dialogue was interspersed with popular songs.

Double Bass Concerto No. Six of the twelve have survived, as have many of his symphonic compositions. Composer and violin virtuoso; born Carl Ditters. Today his symphonies are noted for their folk—like melodies that were culled from the period.

Two years later, inhe dotters his first trip abroad, traveling to Italy with Gluck and performing. Instead, Ditters accepted a position as Kapellmeister chapel master to the court of Adam Patachich, a Hungarian nobleman and the Bishop of Grosswardein in Hungary. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Compounding his woes, Ditters suffered arthritis.