Wenzel Thomas Matiegka
After legal employment in the service of Count Kinsky, one of Beethoven's original sponsors, Matiegka moved to Vienna while in his late twenties, during the first years of the 19th century. There he was quickly acknowledged as a guitarist, composer and teacher of the piano.
His ready acceptance in the musical circles of Vienna was evident by those to whom he dedicated several of his chamber works. Schubert, as a young man, added a cello part to his Notturno Op. 21 (originally for flute, viola and guitar; Schubert arrangement D.96) for the important patron of music, Count Johann Karl Esterházy (1775 – 1834), an enthusiastic cellist to whom Matiegka's original music was dedicated. Indeed the work was attributed to Schubert for many years.
Matiegka married and settled in the Vienna suburb of Leopoldstadt where he was also Kapellmeister until his death. He was survived, in penury, by his wife and six children, none of whom took up a musical career.
His output, as it is known to this day, includes 33 guitar works including solo works, transcriptions, chamber music, and lieder as well a dozen liturgical works for small orchestra, voice and organ.
- Zwölf leichte Ländler op. 1
- Sonatas opp. 2, 11, 16, 17, 23, 31
- 12 Pièces faciles op. 3
- Fantaisie op. 4
- Variations opp. 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 27, 28, 29
- 12 Menuets brillantes op. 15
- 6 Pièces progressives op. 20
- transcriptions of works by Beethoven, Mozart, Zumsteeg and others
- Serenade op. 19 for violin and guitar
- Trois Sérénades concertantes op. 22 for violin and guitar
- Potpourri op. 30 for cello and guitar
- Trio op. 18 for horn, clarinet and guitar
- Notturno op. 21 for flute, viola and guitar
- Grand Trio op. 24 for violin, viola and guitar
- Notturno op. 25 for flute, viola and guitar
- Serenade op. 26 for flute, viola and guitar
- Sheetmusic Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Denmark
- Boije Collection The Music Library of Sweden
- Free scores by Wenzel Thomas Matiegka at the International Music Score Library Project
- The Mutopia Project has compositions by Wenzel Thomas Matiegka