|CONDUCTOR, COMPOSER, MUSICAL DIRECTOR (ITALY)|
BORN 19 Aug 1750, Legnano, Veneto - DIED 7 May 1825, Wien|
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 0, Reihe 01, Nummer 54)
Antonio Salieri came from a rich family in Legnano, near Venice. He studied the violin and to Padua en then Venice with hos parents. There F.L. Gassmann invited him to the court of Vienna in 1766. In Vienna Gassmann taught him composition. After Gassmann died in 1774 Emperor Joseph II appointed him court composer. During the same year he married Therese von Helferstorfer, with whom he had three surviving children.
In 1788 he became Royal and Imperial Kapellmeister and he held this post until 1824. He was teacther to Beethoven, Czerny, Hummel, Liszt, Schubert and many others.
Salieri knew Wolfgang Mozart Aamdeus well and there is little proof for the rivalry that history has put between them. After Mozart died Salieri was teacher to his younger son Franz Xaver Mozart.
Salieri was the author of over 40 operas. At the time of his death in 1825 he had been ill for a while. He was buried at the Katholischer Friedhof Matzleinsdorf in Vienna, where his grave was restored in 1846. In later years his remains were transferred to the Zentralfriedhof.
was teacher to Beethoven, Ludwig van
was teacher to Czerny, Carl
was a friend of Gluck, Christoph Willibald von
was teacher to Hummel, Johann Nepomuk
was teacher to Kalkbrenner, Friedrich Wilhelm
was teacher to Liszt, Franz
was teacher to Meyerbeer, Giacomo
was teacher to Milder-Hauptmann, Anna
knew Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
was teacher to Reissiger, Carl Gottlieb
was teacher to Schubert, Franz Peter
Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien
Antonio Salieri - Wikipedia