Viennese Classic - Early Period#
Anton Cajetan Adlgasser: Sinfonia A#
After moving to Salzburg. Anton Cajetan Adlgasser (1729 Niederachen/Inzell - 1777 Salzburg) studied
Ernst Eberlin and later became not only his musical successor but
also his son-in-law. The house he lived in still stands opposite
Mozart's house in the Getreidegasse. He was also friends with W.A.
Mozart, who served as a witness at his three successive weddings.
The composition Schuldigkeit des Ersten Gebots linked him to Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart and Joh. E. Eberlin.
The musical example belongs
to a series of works known as the five Regensburger symphonies. They
were written after a trip to Italy in 1764/65, which explains their
close imitation of the Italian opera symphony (E. Stadler)
Archbishop's church with its high towers; on the left, a part of the
Residence Palace; on the right, a part of the Benedictine monastery of
© Sound and Picture mit freundlicher Genehmigung von HR Dr. Werner Rainer, Hochschulbibliothek Mozarteum, der gemeinsam mit Christine D. de Catanzaro Anton Cajetan Adlgasser. A Thematic Catalogue, New York 1997 verfaßt.