Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf biography
 

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf Biography


Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf (November 2, 1739 – October 24, 1799) was an Austrian composer and violinist.

He was born in Vienna as Carl Ditters. He had violin lessons from Giuseppe Trani and compositions lessons from Giuseppe Bonno. He served in a number of courts, including as Kapellmeister to the Prince-Bishop of Breslau from 1770 to 1795. He died in de:Neuhof, Bohemia.

His works are little performed today, but he was well known in his day, and is considered an important composer of the Classical era. After some early Italian opera buffa, he composed a number of German Singspiele, with Der Apotheker und der Doktor (1786, generally known today as Doktor und Apotheker) in particular being a tremendous success in his lifetime, playing in houses all over Europe. His symphonies (over a hundred in number) are also considered fine pieces with their folk-like melodies and witty passages; they include twelve based on Ovid's Metamorphoses (six of which have survived to the present day). He also wrote oratorios, cantatas, concertos (including one for the double bass), chamber music, piano pieces and other works. His memoirs, Lebenbeschreibung, were published in Leipzig in 1801.



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"Double Bass Concerto in E Major, Krebs 172" (Double Bass and Piano). By Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf (1739-1799). Arranged by Franz Tischer-Zeitz. Kontrabass-Bibliothek (Double Bass Library). Piano Reduction with Solo Part. 16 pages. Schott Music #KBB2. Published by Schott Music

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Double Bass Concerto E Major Krebs 172 (Double Bass and Piano). By Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf (1739-1799). Edited by Tobias Gl_ckler. Double Bass. Henle Music Folios. Pages: Score = VIII and 36 * DB Part (Book 1) = 10 * DB Part (Book 2). Softcover. 70 pages. G. Henle Verlag #HN759. Published

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"Concerto in E Flat Major, Krebs 171" (Double Bass and Piano). By Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf (1739-1799). Arranged by Franz Ortner. Kontrabass-Bibliothek (Double Bass Library). Piano Reduction with Solo Part. 30 pages. Schott Music #KBB1. Published by Schott Music

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"Duo in E-flat Major, Krebs 218" (for Viola and Violoncello). By Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799). Viola-Bibliothek (Viola Library). 16 pages. Schott Music #VAB10. Published by Schott Music

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Symphonie Concertante for Double Bass and Viola (Altmann) "By Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf (1739-1799). Arranged by Altmann, Wilhelm (1862-1951), Editor. For 0, 2, 0, 0 - 2, 0, 0, 0, strings, soli viola & contrabass in set. German: Classical. Full score. Duration 16 minutes. Published by Edwin F. Kalmus"

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Viola Concerto in F Major (for Viola and Piano Reduction). By Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf (1739-1799). Viola-Bibliothek (Viola Library). Piano Reduction with Solo Part. 40 pages. Schott Music #VAB9. Published by Schott Music

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Viola Concerto in F Major (for Viola and Piano Reduction). By Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf (1739-1799). Viola-Bibliothek (Viola Library). Piano Reduction with Solo Part. 40 pages. Schott Music #VAB9. Published by Schott Music

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Symphonie Concertante for Double Bass and Viola (Altmann) "By Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf (1739-1799). Arranged by Altmann, Wilhelm (1862-1951), Editor. For 0, 2, 0, 0 - 2, 0, 0, 0, strings, soli viola & contrabass in set. German: Classical. Contrabass concertino (solo) part(s). Duration 16 minutes. Published b

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Symphonie Concertante for Double Bass and Viola (Altmann) "By Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf (1739-1799). Arranged by Altmann, Wilhelm (1862-1951), Editor. For 0, 2, 0, 0 - 2, 0, 0, 0, strings, soli viola & contrabass in set. German: Classical. Viola concertino (solo) part(s). Duration 16 minutes. Published by Edw

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Harp Concerto in A Major By Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf (1739-1799). For Harp. Harp Solo Part. Published by Edition Peters

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