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JOSEPH FIALA  

(1748 - 1816)

Cellist, oboist and player of the viola da gamba, the Czech composer Joseph Fiala joined the musical establishment of the Elector of Bavaria in Munich, where he met and impressed Mozart. He later took employment in Salzburg, moved in 1785 to Vienna and thence to the Russian imperial service in St Petersburg. He impressed the cello-playing King of Prussia by his performance on the viola da gamba and from 1792 until his death served as Kapellmeister to Prince Fürstenberg at Donaueschingen.

Orchestral Music

Orchestral compositions by Fiala include concertos for oboe and for cor anglais and a double horn concerto. He wrote a number of works for wind band.

Chamber Music

Chamber music by Fiala includes string quartets and quartets with oboe, as well as sets of duos for violin and cello.

Role: Classical Composer 
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