A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Johann Georg Albrechtsberger

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February 3, 1736: Johann Georg Albrechtsberger is born in Klosterneuberg in the Archduchy of Austria of the Holy Roman Empire, near Vienna.
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September 18, 1757: Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (21) enters upon duties as organist in the pilgrimage church of Maria Taferl near Melk, 80 km west of Vienna.
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February 13, 1759: Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (23) enters upon duties as organist in Melk Abbey, 80 km west of Vienna.
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April 9, 1759: After 18 months of service, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (23) leaves his position as organist at the pilgrimage church of Maria Taferl near Melk.
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July 18, 1762: Johann Georg Albrechtsberger’s (26) cantata Sacrificium Jubilaeum, to words of Müller, is performed for the first time, in Säusenstein on the Danube east of Linz.
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February 24, 1763: Applausus musicus, a cantata by Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (27), is performed for the first time, in Melk.
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August 15, 1763: Mea dilecta coronato Urbano, a cantata by Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (27) to words of Teufel, is performed for the first time, in Melk.
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January 21, 1765: Singgedichte bey der Durchreise der kaiserlichen...Majestäten, a cantata by Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (28) to words of Schuster, is performed for the first time, in Melk to celebrate an overnight visit by Archduke Joseph II.
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May 31, 1768: Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (32) marries Rosalia Weiss, daughter of a sculptor, in Vienna, Archduchy of Austria.
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April 1, 1781: Die Pilgrime auf Golgotha, an oratorio by Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (45) to words of Zachariä, is performed for the first time, in the Kärntnertortheater, Vienna.
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August 28, 1784: A Mass in E flat by Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (48) to celebrate St. Augustine’s Day, is performed for the first time, in Vienna. Owing to Emperor Joseph’s decree of 25 February 1783, the orchestral accompaniment is replaced with organ.
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April 5, 1785: Hellsteigenter Tag, a cantata by Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (49) to words of Petrack, is performed for the first time, in Melk.
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December 1, 1791: When Ferdinand Arbesser retires as first court organist in Vienna, he is succeeded by second organist Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (55).
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December 6, 1791: 14:30 The earthly remains of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are taken from his apartment to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Walking in procession are Constanze and her sisters, other members of the Weber family, Baron van Swieten, Mozart’s students, Jacob Freystädtler, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, Otto Hatwig, along with Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (55), Anselm Hüttenbrenner, and Antonio Salieri (41).
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January 19, 1794: Joseph Haydn (61) departs Vienna for his second journey to London in a traveling coach loaned by Baron van Swieten. With the departure of Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven (23) seeks instruction from Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (57).
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November 18, 1796: Now studying with Antonio Salieri (46) and Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (60) in Vienna, Johann Nepomuk Hummel (18) gives a concert in Pressburg (Bratislava).
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December 15, 1796: In a letter to Ludwig van Beethoven (25), Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (60) mentions that Joseph Haydn (64) spoke to him yesterday about a big oratorio to be called The Creation. He even played a little of it for him.
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January 30, 1799: The Royal Swedish Musical Academy grants honorary membership to Joseph Haydn (67), Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (63) and Antonio Salieri (48). It is the first time that this honor is extended to foreigners.
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March 7, 1809: Johann Georg Albrechtsberger dies in Vienna, Austrian Empire, of kidney stones, aged 73 years, one month and four days. His mortal remains will be laid to rest in St. Marx Cemetery, Vienna.