Wien, Austria (1739 – 1799)
August Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739–1799) was an Austrian composer and violinist.
He was born on 2nd November 1739 in Vienna as Carl Ditters. His father was a military tailor, serving in Austrian Imperial Army of Karl VI, in a number of German-speaking regiments. Having retired successfully from his martial obligations, he was provided with Royal Letters of Reference and a sinecure with the Imperial Theatre. In 1745, the six-year-old August Carl was introduced to the violin and his… read more
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