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Conradin Kreutzer
(1780-1849)
[F6L]

Positions Held

Conductor in Cologne, 1840-42[F6L]
Kapellmeister of the Carinthian Gate Theatre, 1822-40. res.[F6L]
Court conductor in Donaueschingen, 1818[F6L]
Court conductor in Stuttgart, 1812[F6L]

Main Events

Composer, and conductor.[F6L]
Son of Johann Baptist Kreutzer (*1753, †1800; a miller from Meßkirch, Baden; son of Franz Kreutzer, a farmer, and his wife Maria Anna Brielmayer) and of Barbara Hegele (*1756, †1797; daughter of Wendelin Hegele, a miller from Meßkirch, Baden, and his wife Anna Fürst).[F6L]
Studied law at his father's insistence, but switched to music after his death.[F6L]
Studied with Albrechtsberger in Vienna and completed his education in 1804.[F6L]
The success of his operas Feodora and Conrad of Swabia contributed to his appointment of court conductor (Hofkapellmeister) in Stuttgart.[F6L]
Married firstly, 1812, to Anna Huber (*1782, †1823; daughter of Hans Felix Huber and of Anna Ursula Freudweiler).[F6L]
Married secondly, 1824, to Anna Ostheim (†1886, daughter of Gutsbesitzer Ostheim).[F6L]
His two sons died young and his daughters Cäcilie (1820–1901/02) and Marie (1828–88) were both opera singers.[F6L]
Devoted his final years to the artistic interests of his daughter Marie and travelled with her extensively during her engagements.[F6L]

Place of birth: Meßkirch, Baden[F6L]
Place of first marriage: Zurich[F6L]
Place of second marriage: Weißöhlhütten[F6L]
Place of death: Riga[F6L]

 

 

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