Danzi family [Danzy]
- Roland Würtz,
- Paul Corneilson,
- Peter M. Alexander
- and Brigitte Höft
German family of musicians of Italian origin.
(b Italy, c1730; d Munich, April 17, 1798). Cellist. In F.W. Marpurg’s list of members of the Mannheim orchestra (1756) he is noted as being ‘from Italy’. He joined Johann Stamitz’s Mannheim court orchestra on 29 May 1754 and married Barbara Toeschi, the sister of Carl Joseph Toeschi. With 1000 gulden a year he was one of the highest-paid musicians in Mannheim. In 1778 he moved with the court to Munich, and in 1783 retired on a pension. Mozart met him at the rehearsals for Idomeneo in Munich (letter of 24 November 1780).
(b Mannheim, March 24, 1756; d Berlin, May 14, 1791). Soprano and composer, daughter of (1) Innocenz Danzi. See Lebrun family family, §(2).
(b Mannheim, bap. Jan 17, 1758...