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Joseph Leutgeb
Born: Vienna (Austria) 08/10/1732   Died: Vienna (Austria) 27/02/1811
Letters in which this person is cited
266 (14 November 1772) | view
268 (28 November 1772) | view
277 (9 January 1773) | view
281 (23 January 1773) | view
283 (6 February 1773) | view
284 (13 February 1773) | view
286 (20 February 1773) | view
Horn player and friend of the Mozarts. Leutgeb, who joined the Salzburg court orchestra in 1762 or 1763, had frequent contacts with the Mozarts both at home and on their travels: they met up in Milan in February 1773, where Leopold tried to arrange a concert for him. Leutgeb later quit Salzburg, settling in Vienna in 1777, where he became a cheesemonger and, after Mozart`s move there in 1781, one of the composer`s close friends. He also continued to perform: it was for Leutgeb that Mozart wrote the horn quintet K407 and the horn concertos K417, 447 and 495. Lit.: Pisarowitz, `Mozarts Schnorrer Leutgeb`; Clive, Mozart and his Circle, 89; Basso, I Mozart in Italia, 586-587
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Eisen, Cliff et al. In Mozart's Words, 'Joseph Leutgeb' <http://letters.mozartways.com>. Version 1.0, published by HRI Online, 2011. ISBN 9780955787676.
In Mozart's Words. Version 1.0, published by HRI Online, 2011. ISBN 9780955787676.