Jan Antonín Koželuh
Jan Antonín Koželuh (also Johann Antonin Kozeluch, Koscheluch, Jan Evangelista Antonín Tomáš; 14 December 1738 – 3 February 1814) was a Czech composer from Velvary. He was a pupil of Josef Seger and studied under the Jesuits in Brenitz. He studied in Vienna under Christoph Willibald von Gluck and Florian Gassmann. In 1784, he became a concert master in St. Vitus Cathedral for thirty years and the organist at the Strahov Monastery. His works includes 45 Masses, a Requiem, an oratorio, two operas, four symphonies, and several woodwind concertos. As one of the most respected Czech composers of his time, he also composed serious Italian operas: Allesandro nell' Indie was performed in 1769 and Demofoonte in 1772.
Van Boer, Bertil H., Historical Dictionary of Music of the Classical Period (Scarecrow Press, 2012): pp. 314
- classical-composers.org brief biography
- Free scores by Jan Antonín Koželuh in the Choral Public Domain Library (ChoralWiki)
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