Wenzel Thomas Matiegka (1773 - 1830)
Wenzel Thomas Matiegka (baptized July 6, 1773 - January 19, 1830 ) was a Bohemian composer.
Matiegka was born in the town of Choceň in a remote corner of the state of Bohemia, then part of the Habsburg Monarchy, under the Habsburg ruler Joseph II.
Upon completion of his primary studies, he continued his musical education under Abbe Gelinek, becoming accomplished on the pianoforte while reading Law at the University of Prague.
After legal employment in the service of Count Kinsky, one of Beethoven's original sponsors, Matiegka moved to Vienna while in his late twenties, during the f ... (Read all)