Gänsbacher, Johann Baptist#
b. Sterzing/Vipiteno (South Tyrol), May 28, 1778, d. Vienna, July 13, 1844, composer; father of Josef Gaensbacher. Studied under J. G. Albrechtsberger and Abbe Vogler, from 1824 musical director of St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna; supported musical life in Innsbruck; fought in the struggles for Tyrol's independence against Napoleon.
Works#35 masses, 7 requiem masses, 2 singspiels, chamber music, marches, songs.
Literature#C. Fischnaler, J. G., 1878.