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Drechsler Traxler, Josef
Drechsler (Traxler), Josef, b. Vlachovo Březí, Czech Republic (then Wällisch-Birken), May 26, 1782, d. Vienna, Feb. 27, 1852, composer, conductor and organist. From 1807 at the Theater in der Josefstadt in Vienna (1824-1830 in-house composer for the theatre; wrote music for stage works by F. Raimund), from 1810 at the Hofoper, from 1815 mainly organist and church orchestra director, from 1844 orchestra director at St. Stephen's; around 1815 opened a school of music (e.g. taught J. Strauß the Younger); also orchestra director at the Leopoldstadt Theatre in Vienna.
Works: Sacred and theoretical works; operas, singspiele and stage music (Der Diamant des Geisterkönigs, 1824; Das Mädchen aus der Feenwelt, 1826);
Literature: K. Preiss, J. D., 1910; ÖBL.