See also:born at
See also:Mannheim about 1755 . He received some instruction from the
See also:Vogler, but was practically self-taught . After playing in the Kapelle of the Elector Karl Theodor, at
See also:Munich, he became in 1776 director of the
See also:court theatre . When Mozart produced his Idomeneo at Munich in 1781, Winter, annoyed at his success, conceived a violent hatred for him; yet of more than
See also:thirty operas written by Winter between 1778 and 182o very few were unsuccessful . His most popular
See also:work, Das unterbrochene Opferfest, was produced in 1796 at Vienna, where in 1797–1798 he composed Die Pyramiden von
See also:Babylon and Das Labyrinth, both written for him by Schickaneder in continuation of the
See also:story of Mozart's Zauberflote . He returr.ad to Munich in 1798 . Five years later he visited
See also:London, where he produced
See also:Calypso in 1803, Proserpina in 1804, and Zaira in 18o5, with
See also:great success . His last
See also:Sanger and Schneider, was produced in 182o at Munich, where he died on the 17th of
See also:October 1825 . Besides his dramatic
See also:works he composed some effective sacred
See also:music, including twenty-six masses .
JOHN STRANGE WINTER
HANS KARL VON WINTERFELDT (17o7–1757)
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