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Vienna in Innenstadt, Wien, Austria
 

Gottlieb Muffat

 
 
Gottlieb Muffat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 14, 2017
1. Gottlieb Muffat Marker
Inscription.
In einem Vorgängerbau dieses Hauses,
dem sogenannten Eineder - oder Muffathaus,
Lebten im 18. Jahrhundert mehrere
Mitglieder der Musikerfamilie Muffat.

Der Komponist und Kaiserliche
Hof- und Kammerorganist

Gottlieb Muffat (1690 - 1770),

Sohn des Bedeutenden
Barockkomponisten Georg Muffat,
wohnte hier durch mehrere Jahrzehnte
biz zu seinem Tod am 9.12.1770.

Gewidmet von Peter und Carol Muffat

[English translation:] During the 18th Century, previously on this site stood the so-called Eineder or Muffat House, in which lived several members of the Muffat musical family.

The composer and Imperial Court- and chamber-organist Gottlieb Muffat (1690-1770), son of the important baroque composer, George Muffat, lived here for several decades until his death on December 9, 1770.

Dedicated by Peter and Carol Muffat.
 
Erected by Peter und Carol Muffat.
 
Location. 48° 12.422′ N, 16° 22.326′ E. Marker is in Vienna, Wien, in Innenstadt. Marker is at the intersection of Weihburggasse and Kärntnerstrasse, on the right when traveling east on Weihburggasse. Touch for map
Gottlieb Muffat Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 14, 2017
2. Gottlieb Muffat Marker - Wide View
The wall on the right is a temporary construction wall.
. Marker is at or near this postal address: Weihburggasse 2, Vienna, Wien 1010, Austria.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greta Keller (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Moritz Perles (about 90 meters away); Franz Grillparzer (about 150 meters away); Franz Schubert (about 150 meters away); Antonio Salieri (about 150 meters away); Café Frauenhuber (about 150 meters away); Egon Cäsar Conte Corti (about 150 meters away); Mark Twain (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gottlieb Muffat (Wikipedia). Gottlieb Muffat (April 1690 – 9 December 1770), son of Georg Muffat, served as Hofscholar under Johann Fux in Vienna from 1711 and was appointed to the position of third court organist at the Hofkapelle in 1717. He acquired additional duties over time including the instruction of members of the Imperial family, among them the future Empress Maria Theresa. He was promoted to second organist in 1729 and first organist upon the accession of Maria Theresa to the throne in 1741. He retired from official duties at the court in 1763. (Submitted on July 4, 2017.) 

2. Gottlieb Muffat - Minuet & Air from Suite in B flat-major - Kathleen Long (YouTube, 2 min.). (Submitted on July 4, 2017.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 113 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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