Richter, Ferdinand Tobias
Richter, Ferdinand Tobias, b. July 22, 1651, d. Vienna, Nov. 3, 1711, composer, organist. Born into a family of organists, from 1683 organist at the imperial court in Vienna, music teacher to the children of Leopold I. best known for his compositions for keyboard instruments and his oratorios and Jesuit dramas. Together with J. J. Froberger and Georg Muffat among the main representatives of the Vienna school of organists. His son Anton Karl R. (b. 1690, d. Nov. 11, 1763) was also court organist from 1718 to 1751.
Works: 11 Jesuit dramas, 2 operas, 4 oratorios, church music, keyboard music.
Literature: S. Wollenberg, Viennese Keyboard Music in the Reign of Karl VI., 1975.