Ignaz Xaver Seyfried


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(b Vienna, 1776; d Vienna, 1841).

Austrian composer. Close friend of Mozart. Cond. at Schikaneder's ths. 1797–1826. Wrote over 100 stage works, biblical dramas, church mus., and chamber works. Arr. Mozart pf. pieces as Ahasuerus (1823) and Haydn themes as Singspiel Das Ochsenmenuette (1823).

Subjects: Music.

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