(b Vienna, 1776; d Vienna, 1830). Austrian violinist and conductor. Friend of Beethoven, whom he taught vn. and va. Member of Prince Lichnowsky's qt. 1794–5. Formed his own str. qt. 1804–5. Leader of Count Rasoumovsky's qt. 1808–14, giving f.p. of several Beethoven qts. Member of Vienna court opera orch. from 1824, conducting there from 1828. Comp. some vn. pieces.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.