Anton Reicha

1770 - 1836

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Anton (Antonín, Antoine) Joseph Reicha (Rejcha) (26 February 1770 – 28 May 1836) was a Czech-born, Bavarian-educated, later naturalized French composer and music theorist. A contemporary and lifelong friend of Beethoven, he is now best remembered for his substantial early contributions to the wind quintet literature and his role as teacher of pupils including Franz Liszt, Hector Berlioz and César Franck. He was also an accomplished theorist, and wrote several treatises on various aspects of composition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anton Reicha has received more than 227,726 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 34 in 2019). Anton Reicha is the 255th most popular composer (down from 225th in 2019), the 126th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 101st in 2019) and the 10th most popular Czech Composer.

Anton Reicha was a Czech composer, pianist, and music theorist. He is most famous for his contributions to the teaching of music theory and composition.

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Among composers, Anton Reicha ranks 255 out of 1,451Before him are Jacques Ibert, Ambroise Thomas, Clemens Krauss, Emmanuel Chabrier, Francesco Geminiani, and Marcel Dupré. After him are Franz Xaver Gruber, Irving Berlin, Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Antonia Brico, Johann Christoph Bach, and Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov.

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Among people born in 1770, Anton Reicha ranks 12Before him are Louis-Nicolas Davout, William Wordsworth, François Gérard, Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Princess Carolina of Parma, and Theodoros Kolokotronis. After him are Manuel Belgrano, George Canning, Adam Johann von Krusenstern, Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, Pierre Cambronne, and Ferdinando Carulli. Among people deceased in 1836, Anton Reicha ranks 16Before him are Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Maria Malibran, Claude-Louis Navier, Nathan Mayer Rothschild, James Mill, and Princess Wilhelmine of Baden. After him are Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, Anthony of Saxony, Maria Cristina of Savoy, Antoine Destutt de Tracy, Aaron Burr, and William Henry.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Anton Reicha ranks 126 out of 1,200Before him are Daniel Swarovski (1862), Johann Josef Loschmidt (1821), Agnes of Bohemia (1211), Franz Reichelt (1879), Boleslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (915), and Ivan Lendl (1960). After him are Jarmila Kratochvílová (1951), Adalbert Stifter (1805), Rudolf Slánský (1901), Antonín Zápotocký (1884), Barbara Bouchet (1943), and Vladislaus II, Duke of Bohemia (1110).

Among COMPOSERS In Czechia

Among composers born in Czechia, Anton Reicha ranks 10Before him are Leoš Janáček (1854), Bohuslav Martinů (1890), Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679), Johann Stamitz (1717), Josef Suk (1874), and Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897). After him are Eduard Hanslick (1825), Josef Mysliveček (1737), Franz Benda (1709), Julius Fučík (1872), Georg Benda (1722), and Ignaz Moscheles (1794).