Täglichsbeck, Thomas

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Täglichsbeck, Thomas

Täglichsbeck, Thomas, German violinist and composer; b. Ansbach, Dec. 31, 1799; d. Baden-Baden, Oct. 5, 1867. He became a violinist in the Isarthortheater orch. in 1817, and in 1819 its music director. In 1822 he was made solo violinist to the Munich court; also toured in Switzerland and Italy. He was named Kapellmeister to Prince Hohenlohe-Hechingen in 1827, and continued to serve his successor Prince Constantine (1838-48); when the latter reorganized his Court Orch. in Lowen-berg in 1852, Täglichsbeck resumed his duties, retiring in 1857. He then taught at the Dresden Cons, until 1859.


dramatic: Opera: Webers Bild (Munich, Aug. 24, 1823); König Enzio (Karlsruhe, May 14, 1843); Guido oder Das Jägerhaus im Walde Stia (not perf.). ORCH: 2 syms.; 2 concertinos for Violin and Orch.; Fantasia for Violin and Orch. CHAMBER: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings; 3 string quartets; Piano Trio; 3 sonatas for Violin and Piano; Concert Piece for Viola and Piano; 5 duets for 2 Violins. VOCAL: Mass for Solo Voices, Chorus, Orch., and Organ; songs.


E. Burmester, T. T. und seine Instrumental- Kompositionen (diss., Univ. of Munich, 1936).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire