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Oct. 24, 1799, Schloss Rothlhotta, Neuhof, Bohemia [now in Czechoslovakia]),
violinist and composer of instrumental music and light operas that established the
form of the Singspiel (q.v.; a comic 18th-century opera written in the German ...
In his serious operas he developed considerably the dramatic weight and
emotional content of the genre, and his comic operas have a sparkling wit and
gaiety all their own. Early life. The youngest of three sons of the caretaker of the
monte di ...
1300; Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia, Italy); "Maesta," altarpiece (1302;
Palazzo Pub- blico, Siena; now lost); "Maesta," altarpiece ( 1 308- 1 1 ; Museo
dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena; panels from this altarpiece can be seen in the ...
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