Anton Diabelli

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Birthday
5, 1781
Birthplace
Mattsee, Austria
Death Date
Apr 7, 1858 (76)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
5, 1781
Birthplace
Mattsee, Austria
Death Date
Apr 7, 1858 (76)

About

Composer and music publisher who wrote the waltz that inspired Beethoven's famous Diabelli Variations of 33 pieces that were written between 1819 and 1823.

Before Fame

He studied music with Michael Haydn and performed with the Salzburg Cathedral's boys' choir as a child. During his teenage years, he composed several masses.

Trivia

His musical compositions include Adam in der Klemme, an operetta, and Pleasures of Youth: Six Sonatinas.

Family Life

He was born in Mattsee, Austria, and he trained in his youth for the priesthood.

Associated With

His music publishing company championed and printed the work of Franz Schubert early in the composer's career.