Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter

Austrian composer

Date of Birth: 21-Feb-1665

Place of Birth: KitzbĂĽhel, Tyrol, Austria

Date of Death: 24-Jan-1742

Profession: composer

Nationality: Austria

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter

  • Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter (baptised 21 February 1665, KitzbĂĽhel – buried 24 January 1742, Passau) was an Austrian Baroque composer. Aufschnaiter received much of his musical education in Vienna, where he lived for several years.
  • Later he got a post at the band near to the emperor's court.
  • On 16 January 1705, he was appointed Kapellmeister at the Passau court by Bishop-Cardinal Johann Philipp von Lamberg as a successor to Georg Muffat.
  • Aufschnaiter died there in January 1742. He was married twice and from the second marriage, he had a son. Most of Aufschnaiter's 300 surviving works are sacred.
  • In his Regulæ Fundamentales Musurgiæ, he named Giacomo Carissimi, Orlande de Lassus, Johann Kaspar Kerll and Adam Gumpelzhaimer as his idols.

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