Leopold Kozeluch

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Birthday
26, 1747
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
May 7, 1818 (70)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
26, 1747
Birthplace
Czech Republic
Death Date
May 7, 1818 (70)

About

Classical music educator and composer whose works showed signs of musical romanticism, but could also be reactionary in nature. He composed a concerto for piano four-hands that was widely considered to be one of the best examples of that difficult genre.

Before Fame

He wrote his first ballet for the National Theater in Prague in 1771. He would go on to write 25 more pieces for them.

Trivia

He wrote close to 400 compositions and was criticized late in life for being too prolific.

Family Life

He was taught by composer Jan Antonín Koželuh, who was also his cousin.

Associated With

He was asked to fill Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's position as Prague court composer upon Mozart's death in 1792. He accepted.