Eberl, Anton (Franz Josef)

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Eberl, Anton (Franz Josef)

Eberl, Anton (Franz Josef), Austrian pianist and composer; b. Vienna, June 13, 1765; d. there, March 11, 1807. On Feb. 27, 1787, he produced in Vienna the Singspiel La Marchande des modes. This was followed by several other stage works, including Die Zigeuner (Vienna, 1793). His syms. and piano music were praised by Mozart and Gluck. He made a concert tour with Mozart’s widow in 1795. From 1796 to 1799 he lived in St. Petersburg, visiting Russia in 1801, where he gave concerts on Dec. 8, 15, and 28, 1801, presenting the first performances in Russia of Haydn’s The Creation. He returned to Vienna early in 1802; traveled through Germany in 1806. Besides 4 more stage works, he wrote 2 cantatas, syms., piano concertos, much chamber music, many piano works (especially sonatas), songs, etc.

Bibliography

R Ewens, A. E.: Ein Beitrag zur Musikgeschichte in Wien urn 1800 (Dresden, 1927; with thematic catalog); A. White, The Piano Works of A. E. (1765–1807) (diss., Univ. of Wise., 1971).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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