Gänsbacher, Johann (Baptist)

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Gänsbacher, Johann (Baptist)

Gänsbacher, Johann (Baptist), Austrian composer; b. Sterzing, Tirol, May 8, 1778; d. Vienna, July 13, 1844. He studied with Abbe Vogler (1803–04) and Albrechtsberger in Vienna (1806), and then continued his study under Vogler, at Darmstadt (Weber and Meyer-beer were his fellow pupils). He served in the war of 1813, led a roving life for several years, and finally settled in Vienna as Kapellmeister of the Cathedral in 1823. He wrote masses, Requiems, orch. works, piano pieces, songs, etc.

Bibliography

C. Fischnaler, /. G. (Innsbruck, 1878); J. Woerz, /. G. (Innsbruck, 1894).

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