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 147,452 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Anton Reicha is the 240th most popular composer (up from 297th in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 91st 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 240 out of 1,228Before him are Josef Suk, Jaufre Rudel, Bernard Herrmann, Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Ion Ivanovici, and Alfred Schnittke. After him are Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Gioseffo Zarlino, Sofia Gubaidulina, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Giacomo Carissimi, and Charles Ives.

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Among people born in 1770, Anton Reicha ranks 12Before him are Bertel Thorvaldsen, Louis-Nicolas Davout, François Gérard, Adam Jerzy Czartoryski, Manuel Belgrano, and Louis-Gabriel Suchet. After him are Princess Carolina of Parma, Ferdinando Carulli, Adam Johann von Krusenstern, Thomas Johann Seebeck, Sequoyah, and Pierre Cambronne. Among people deceased in 1836, Anton Reicha ranks 14Before him are Davy Crockett, Maria Malibran, Princess Wilhelmine of Baden, Claude-Louis Navier, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, and Nathan Mayer Rothschild. After him are James Mill, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Anthony of Saxony, Antoine Destutt de Tracy, Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Maria Cristina of Savoy.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Anton Reicha ranks 108 out of 839Before him are Mojmir I of Moravia (795), Jiří Menzel (1938), Balthasar Neumann (1687), Josef Suk (1874), Zdeněk Miler (1921), and Agnes of Bohemia (1211). After him are Adalbert Stifter (1805), Stanislav Grof (1931), Henry of Bohemia (1265), Oldřich Nejedlý (1909), Emil Škoda (1839), and Eduard Hanslick (1825).

Among COMPOSERS In Czechia

Among composers born in Czechia, Anton Reicha ranks 9Before him are Bedřich Smetana (1824), Leoš Janáček (1854), Johann Stamitz (1717), Bohuslav Martinů (1890), Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679), and Josef Suk (1874). After him are Eduard Hanslick (1825), Josef Mysliveček (1737), Julius Fučík (1872), Franz Benda (1709), Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760), and Ignaz Moscheles (1794).