Antonio Diabelli

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Diabelli, Antonio (b Mattsee, Salzburg, 1781; d Vienna, 1858). Austrian composer and publisher. Choirboy at Salzburg Cath. Encouraged to comp. by Michael Haydn. Went to Vienna in 1803 as teacher of pf. and guitar and as proof-reader. Entered publishing 1818, founded Diabelli and Co.,1824, publishing works by Beethoven, Schubert, and Czerny. Wrote operetta, masses, pf. pieces, and songs. See Diabelli Variations.

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