Joseph Fiala


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(b Lochovice, 1754; d Donaueschingen, 1816).

Cz. composer, oboist, and cellist. Oboist in court band at Oettingen‐Wallerstein, 1774–7, during which time he pubd. 6 str. qts. Went to Munich 1777, meeting Mozart, of whom he became close friend. Played in Archbishop of Salzburg's orch. 1778–85, and in Vienna 1785–90. Kapellmeister at Donaueschingen from 1792. Works incl. 12 str. qts.; syms.; concs. for ob., ca., and hn.; pieces for wind band; duos; and sonatas.

Subjects: Music.

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