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

Franz Xaver Richter

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December 1, 1709: Franz Xaver Richter is born, perhaps in Holleschau (Holesov), Kingdom of Bohemia of the Holy Roman Empire, the son of Matthias Richter, a soldier.
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May 25, 1758: Modern German orchestral music is heard for the first time in London, with the performance of two symphonies by Franz Xaver Richter (48).
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August 24, 1758: The publication of three symphonies by Johann Stamitz (†1) (Eb-1, Eb-2, D-2), along with symphonies by Georg Christoph Wagenseil (43) (no.29) and Franz Xaver Richter (48), is advertised in Annonces, Paris.
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April 24, 1769: Franz Xaver Richter (59) is made kapellmeister at Strasbourg Cathedral.
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November 2, 1778: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (22) writes to his father from Strasbourg, “Kapellmeister (Franz Xaver) Richter (68)...now lives very economically, for instead of forty bottles of wine a day he swills about twenty.” (Marshall, 351)
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September 12, 1789: Franz Xaver Richter dies in Strasbourg, Kingdom of France, aged 79 years, nine months and eleven days.
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September 13, 1789: With the death of Franz Xaver Richter, Ignaz Pleyel (32) is elevated to the position of cathedral organist in Strasbourg.