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Franz Xaver Süssmayr (Composer)

Born: 22nd July 1766, Schwanenstadt, Austria

Died: 17th September 1803, Vienna, Austria

Nationality: Austrian

Franz Xaver Süssmayr was an Austrian composer and conductor. Popular in his day, he is now known primarily as the composer who completed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's unfinished Requiem. In addition, there have been performances of Süssmayr's operas at Kremsmünster, and his secular political cantata (1796), Der Retter in Gefahr, SmWV 302, received its first full performance in over 200 years in June 2012 in a new edition by Mark Nabholz, conducted by Terrence Stoneberg.

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