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Vogler, Georg Joseph

Vogler, Georg Joseph ( Abbé Vogler) (b Pleichach, nr. Würzburg, 1749; d Darmstadt, 1814). Ger. composer, theorist, organist, and teacher. Ordained priest in Rome 1773. Returned to Mannheim 1775 and founded mus. sch. Became 2nd Kapellmeister and wrote operas. After visits to Paris (1780) and London (1783) to propagate his theories of musical performance, he became court cond. at Munich 1784–6. Travelled widely from 1786. Court mus. dir. Stockholm 1786, founding mus. sch. there. Travelled again from 1799. Taught in Vienna 1803–4. Court cond., Darmstadt 1807. Invented ‘simplifications system’ for org., demonstrating it in Eng., Denmark, and Holland on portable ‘orchestrion’. Famous for his ‘storm’ effects in org. recitals. Wrote 10 operas, cantata, much church mus., pf. concs., many theoretical works, 32 org. preludes in every key (with analysis), arr. 12 Chorales by J. S. Bach. Pupils incl. Aloysia Weber (singing), Meyerbeer, Weber, Danzi, etc. (comp.). Subject of poem Abt Vogler by Robert Browning (1812–89) containing line ‘The rest may reason and welcome; 'tis we musicians know’.

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Vogler, Georg Joseph

Georg Joseph Vogler (gā´ôrkh yō´zĕf fō´glər), 1749–1814, German composer and organist, known as Abbé Vogler. He traveled widely, giving organ concerts and demonstrating his innovations in organ construction. In 1775 he went to Mannheim as court chaplain and was court music director at Stockholm (1786–89) and at Darmstadt (1807–14). Vogler composed operas, organ music, masses and other church music, and some instrumental music. He was the teacher of Meyerbeer and Weber. Robert Browning idealized him in his poem "Abt Vogler."

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