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date: 20 August 2019

Lickl familylocked

  • Peter Branscombe

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Austrian family of musicians.

(b Korneuburg, Lower Austria, April 11, 1769; d Fünfkirchen [now Pécs], Hungary, May 12, 1843). Composer and conductor. Orphaned at an early age, he studied music under Witzig, the Korneuburg church organist. In 1785 he went to Vienna, teaching music and studying with Albrechtsberger and Haydn. He was appointed organist at the Carmelite church in the Leopoldstadt, where Eybler was choirmaster. From about 1789 (or later) he was on the music staff of Schikaneder's Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden, from 1793 contributing complete or partial scores to a series of popular Singspiele, including Der Zauberpfeil, Das Zigeunermädchen, Die Haushaltung nach der Mode, Der Bruder von Kakran, Der Kampf mit dem Fürsten der Finsternis, Fausts Leben, Taten und Höllenfahrt, Der vermeinte Hexenmeister, Der Orgelspieler and Der Durchmarsch. For the new Theater an der Wien he wrote Der Brigitten-Kirchtag in 1802, and in 1812 he supplied the Theater in der Leopoldstadt with a comic opera, ...

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