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Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg

Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (yō´hän gā´ôrk äl´brĕkhtsbĕr´gər), 1736–1809, Austrian musical theorist, teacher, and composer. He became (1772) court organist in Vienna and later was chief organist, conductor, and choirmaster of St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna. He composed more than 240 works and wrote important books on counterpoint and figured bass. Considered the best teacher of composition in Vienna in his time, he taught Beethoven.

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Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg

Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg (b Klosterneuberg, nr. Vienna, 1736; d Vienna, 1809). Austrian organist at Viennese court (1772) and cath. (1791); composer, but best remembered as comp. teacher (pupils incl. Beethoven) and as author of many theoretical works, incl. important textbook of comp. (1790, widely used in Eng. trans.).

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