Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von 1739-1799

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1739-11-02
Death 1799-10-24
Austrians
German

Biographical notes:

Austrian composer and violinist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Johannisberg, 5 December 1782, to an unidentified recipient, 1782 Dec. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270565855

Epithet: composer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001027.0x00004b

Symphony first published in Paris, 1767.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Sinfonia delle cinque nazioni / Dittersdorf ; Geiriger. [194-?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45147697

"Le carnaval" was called by the composer a "Grande sinfonie," but it is really a divertimento. First American performance 18 April, 1959, Columbia University Orchestra, Howard Shanet, conductor. In the last movement, "Kehraus," players are instructed to stop playing one by one (as in Haydn's "Farewell symphony"), and some violin parts indicate "some of the violins go to sleep."--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of [Le Carnaval ou la redoute = The carnival or the ballroom] / Dittersdorf. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 45147494

Austrian violin virtuoso and composer.

From the description of Der Doktor : musical score, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122639564

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Subjects:

  • Opera--Scores
  • Horns (2), oboes (2) with string orchestra--Scores and parts
  • Concertos (Viola and double bass)--Parts (solo)
  • Symphonies (String orchestra)--Scores and parts
  • Prompt-book
  • Symphonies (Chamber orchestra)--Excerpts--Parts
  • Music
  • Operas--Vocal scores with piano
  • Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
  • Sonatas (Viola and piano), Arranged--Scores
  • Chamber orchestra music--Parts
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Suites (Chamber orchestra)--Excerpts--Parts
  • Symphonies (Chamber orchestra)--Scores and parts

Occupations:

not available for this record

Places:

  • Austria (as recorded)