Dittersdorf, Karl Ditters von

Dittersdorf, Karl Ditters von dĭt´ərs fən dĭt´ərsdôrf [key], 1739–99, Austrian composer and violinist. He was a successful opera and symphony composer in Vienna and an important precursor of Mozart in these forms. The comic opera Doktor und Apotheker (1786) is his best-remembered work. He also composed numerous symphonies, oratorios, cantatas, violin concertos, and piano works.

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