Adlgasser, Anton Cajetan

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Adlgasser, Anton Cajetan

Adlgasser, Anton Cajetan, German organist and composer; b. Inzell, Upper Bavaria, Oct. 1, 1729; d. of a stroke while playing the organ, Salzburg, Dec. 22, 1777. He received training in organ and violin. He may have also studied composition with Eberlin in Salzburg, whom he succeeded as court and cathedral organist in 1750. From 1760 he also was organist at the Trinity Church there. Mozart praised him as a master of counterpoint. He wrote an opera, La Nitteti (Salzburg, 1766), school dramas, 7 syms., keyboard concertos, oratorios, liturgical works, and keyboard sonatas.


W. Rainer, Das Instrumentalwerke A.C. A.s (diss., Univ. of Innsbruck, 1963).

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