Distler, Johann Georg#
Distler, Johann Georg, b. in or near Vienna, 1765, d. Vienna, July 28, 1799. Violinist and composer, favourite pupil of J. Haydn; 1781 to 1796 member of the Stuttgart "Hofkapelle" (Court orchestra) (finally orchestra director), then lived in Vienna as a well-known composer of chamber music; dedicated his works to Princess Sophie and Prince Carl of Wuerttemberg, as well as Grand Prince Paul of Russia.
Works#6 quartets, 1791; 6 quartets for violins and violoncelli, 1791; 6 quintets, 1799 (lost).
Literature#F. Blume (ed.), Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, vol. 3, 1984.