Mederitsch, Johann genannt Gallus-Mederitsch
Mederitsch, Johann (called Gallus-Mederitsch), baptised Vienna, Dec. 27, 1760, d. Lvív, Ukraine (then Lemberg), Dec. 18, 1835, composer, conductor and teacher. From 1781 conductor at the theatres in Olmütz, Vienna and Ofen (Budapest); piano teacher of F. Grillparzer. Friend of W. A. Mozart´s son, to whom he left his possessions (now at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.). One of the best known composers of his time.
Works: 1st act of the opera "Babylons Pyramiden" (2nd act by P. Winter), 1797; 7 further singspiele, incidental music (Macbeth, Hamlet, The Tempest), sonatas, compositions for the piano, 4 masses, string quartets, symphonies, concertos.