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Franz Xaver Süssmayr

born: 1766
died: 17 September 1803
country: Austria

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Franz Xaver Süssmayr was born in Schwanenstadt, Upper Austria, in 1766 and died in Vienna in 1803. Today he is remembered mainly for his completion of Mozart’s Requiem. However, he was a successful composer in his own right whose operas, in particular, enjoyed popularity. His early life was spent at the monastery school in Kremsmünster where he performed as a singer, violinist and organist and began to compose. In July 1788 he settled in Vienna, becoming a pupil and friend of Mozart during the last year or two of Mozart’s life. It is surely no coincidence that the son born to Mozart in July 1791 was christened Franz Xaver, though it is going a bit far to suggest, as some have done, that this is evidence of a particularly intimate friendship between Süssmayr and Mozart’s wife Constanze.

from notes by Michael Freyhan © 1991

Albums
'Süssmayr: Concerto movement; Tausch: Double Clarinet Concertos' (CDH55188)
Süssmayr: Concerto movement; Tausch: Double Clarinet Concertos
MP3 £3.75FLAC £3.75ALAC £3.75Buy by post £5.50 CDH55188  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)   Download currently discounted
'Hyperion monthly sampler – April 2014' (HYP201404)
Hyperion monthly sampler – April 2014
MP3 £0.00FLAC £0.00ALAC £0.00 FREE DOWNLOAD HYP201404  Download-only monthly sampler  
On other labels
'Mozart: Horn Concertos' (SIGCD345)
Mozart: Horn Concertos
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99 Studio Master: FLAC 24-bit 96 kHz £12.00ALAC 24-bit 96 kHz £12.00 SIGCD345  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Mozart: Requiem' (CKD211)
Mozart: Requiem
MP3 £8.00FLAC £10.00ALAC £10.00 CKD211  Download only  
'Mozart: Requiem' (CKD449)
Mozart: Requiem
MP3 £8.00FLAC £10.00ALAC £10.00 CKD449  Download only  
'Mozart: Requiem' (LSO0627)
Mozart: Requiem
MP3 £5.50FLAC £5.50ALAC £5.50 Studio Master: FLAC 24-bit 96 kHz £8.25ALAC 24-bit 96 kHz £8.25 LSO0627  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Complete works available for download
Concerto movement for basset clarinet in D major Dame Thea King (basset clarinet), English Chamber Orchestra, Leopold Hager (conductor)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Concerto movement for basset clarinet in D major (Süssmayr/Freyhan)
Horn Concerto No 1 in D major, K412 (Mozart/Süssmayr)
Requiem, K626 (Mozart/Süssmayr)
Requiem, K626 (Mozart/Süssmayr/Levin)
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