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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 213,948 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Anton Reicha is the 224th most popular composer (up from 240th in 2019), the 101st most popular biography from Czechia (up from 108th in 2019) and the 9th 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 224 out of 1,216Before him are François-Joseph Gossec, Ambroise Thomas, Jacob Obrecht, Sofia Gubaidulina, Pietro Locatelli, and Alfred Schnittke. After him are Lili Boulanger, Riccardo Broschi, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, Pierre Schaeffer, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

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Among people born in 1770, Anton Reicha ranks 9Before him are Frederick William III of Prussia, Friedrich Hölderlin, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Louis-Nicolas Davout, William Wordsworth, and François Gérard. After him are Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Princess Carolina of Parma, Louis-Gabriel Suchet, Adam Johann von Krusenstern, Theodoros Kolokotronis, and Ferdinando Carulli. Among people deceased in 1836, Anton Reicha ranks 15Before him are Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, James Mill, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, Davy Crockett, Princess Wilhelmine of Baden, and Anthony of Saxony. After him are Nathan Mayer Rothschild, Claude-Louis Navier, Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, Aaron Burr, Maria Cristina of Savoy, and Antoine Destutt de Tracy.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Anton Reicha ranks 101 out of 973Before him are Alois Senefelder (1771), Joseph Maria Olbrich (1867), Josef Suk (1874), Zdeněk Miler (1921), Jan Švankmajer (1934), and Martina Navratilova (1956). After him are Daniel Swarovski (1862), Stanislav Grof (1931), Vratislaus II of Bohemia (1035), Mojmir I of Moravia (795), Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897), and Anne of Bohemia (1366).

Among COMPOSERS In Czechia

Among composers born in Czechia, Anton Reicha ranks 9Before him are Bedřich Smetana (1824), Leoš Janáček (1854), Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679), Johann Stamitz (1717), Bohuslav Martinů (1890), and Josef Suk (1874). After him are Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897), Josef Mysliveček (1737), Eduard Hanslick (1825), Julius Fučík (1872), Franz Benda (1709), and Ignaz Moscheles (1794).