Johann Berthold von Höffer

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Johann Berthold von Höffer
Born (1667-07-24)July 24, 1667
Died 1718
Occupation Composer

Johann Berthold von Höffer (born in Ljubljana on 24 July 1667 - died 1718) was a nobleman from Ljubljana, and an amateur Slovenian composer.[1] He founded The Academia Philharmonicorum, Ljubljana in 1701, and primarily composed Latin oratorios.[2] His artistic name in the Academia was Operose Devius.[3]


  1. ^ George J. Buelow A history of baroque music 2004 p436
  2. ^ Oto Luthar The land between: a history of Slovenia 2008 p231
  3. ^ Elisabeth Theresia Fritz-Hilscher, Theophil Antonicek Die Wiener Hofmusikkapelle: Krisenzeiten der Hofmusikkapellen 2006 p89 "Die Seele der Unternehmung war Johann Berthold Höffer, ein Krainer Patrizier und erster Direktor der Vereinigung mit dem Akademie-Namen Operose Devius (der Einsame)."

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