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JOHANN GEORG ALBRECHTSBERGER  

(1736 - 1809)

Johann Georg Albrechtsberger gave lessons to Beethoven and succeeded Mozart, at the latter’s request, as assistant to the Kapellmeister of St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, with right of succession, a promotion realised two years after Mozart’s death, in 1793. He won contemporary distinction as an organist, composer and teacher, and displayed a particular mastery of counterpoint, reflected in his own 240 fugues and in the later work of his pupil Beethoven.

Organ Music

Albrechtsberger published an enormous quantity of fugues and preludes and fugues, many for either organ or harpsichord. He left some 278 keyboard works, which, in general, show his technical skill.

Chamber Music

Equally prolific in chamber music for various groups of instruments, Albrechtsberger based many of his instrumental compositions on the church sonata of the Baroque period, with its contrapuntal content.

Orchestral Music

While Albrechtberger’s four symphonies may be forgotten, his concertos for jew’s harp have occasionally made their way into the modern trumpet repertoire. He also wrote concertos for trombone, for harp and for organ.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
ALBRECHTSBERGER, J.G.: Concertos for Jew's Harp, Mandora and Orchestra (Mayr, Kirsch, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Stadlmair) Orfeo
C035821A
Concertos
ALBRECHTSBERGER, J.G.: Harp Concerto in C Major / Partita in F Major / WAGENSEIL, G.C.: Harp Concerto in G Major (Vigh, Budapest Strings, Botvay) Capriccio
C10586
Concertos, Orchestral
Beethoven and His Teachers (Bryant, Rachmanov) Naxos
8.572519-20
Instrumental
CLASSIC MOODS - HANDEL, G.F. / BACH, J.S. / MOZART, W.A. / BOCCHERINI, L. / TELEMANN, G.P. / BESARD, J.-.B. / FASCH, J.F. Capriccio
C18419
Concertos
Discover Music of the Classical Era Naxos Educational
8.558180-81
Instrumental
FAMOUS AUSTRIAN COMPOSERS - STRAUSS / MOZART, W.A. / SCHUBERT, F. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / HAYDN, J. / HAYDN, M. / ALBRECHTSBERGER, J.G. Capriccio
C49370
Concertos
FIORI MUSICALI TRIBERG, Vols. 1-6 Solo Musica
SM190
Concertos
German Organ Music, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.550964
Instrumental
HAYDN, J.: Salve Regina / Works for Flute Clock (arr. for organ) / HAYDN, M.: Magnificat: Praludium (Haydn … out of Hainburg) (Wieninger) Gramola Records
Gramola98898
Instrumental
MOZART ERA (Meister der Mozart-Zeit) - KRAUS, J.M. / NAUMANN, J.G. / SALIERI, A. / ROSETTI, A. / DITTERSDORF, C.D. von / GLUCK, C.W. Capriccio
C67100-02
Concertos
Organ Duo Recital: Bleicher, Stefan Johannes / Hospach-Martini, Mario - CLARKE, J. / STANLEY, J. / WESLEY, S.S. / MOZART, W.A. (Basilika Birnau) Orfeo
C341941A
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Holzapfel, Anton - BACH, C.P.E. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / MOZART, W.A. / WEIGL, J. (Gassenhauer at Esterházy Palace) Orlando Records
OR0021
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Schmogner, Thomas - MOZART, W.A. / ALBRECHTSBERGER, J.G. / KAUER, F. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / BACH, C.P.E. / PREINDL, J. (Claviorganum) Paladino Music
PMR0033
Instrumental
TROMBONE CONCERTOS Naxos
8.553831
Concertos




 
 
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