Sellner, Joseph, German oboist, conductor, teacher, and composer; b. Landau, Bavaria, March 13, 1787; d. Vienna, May 17, 1843. He played the oboe in an Austrian army regiment, then at the German Opera in Prague (1811–17). Subsequently he settled in Vienna, where he played at the Court Opera (from 1817) and taught at the Cons. (from 1821), conducting its student concerts (until 1838). His Theoretischpraktische Oboen-Schule is a fine method for oboe. He also pubi, a Concerto and 3 concertinos for Oboe and Orch. and a Concerto for 2 Oboes.
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