Sonnleithner, Joseph (b Vienna, 1766; d Vienna, 1835). Austrian art-collector and impresario. Manager of Vienna court ths. 1804–14 and of Theater an der Wien until 1807. Trans. opera libs., incl. Beethoven's Fidelio. Friend of Grillparzer and Schubert. One of founders of Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde (1812).
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