Eybler, Joseph Leopold Edler von

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Eybler, Joseph Leopold Edler von (b Schwechat, 1765; d Schönbrunn, Vienna, 1846). Austrian composer. Befriended by Haydn. Chorus-master Schottenkloster, Vienna, 1794–1824. Vice-Kapellmeister, Viennese Imperial court, from 1804 until he succeeded Salieri in 1824 as court composer. Comp. opera, oratorio, masses, requiem, syms., pf. solos, and other works. Friend of Mozart, whom he nursed in last illness. Asked by Mozart's widow to complete the Requiem but did not finish the task.