Rosetti, Francesco Antonio



Bohemian conductor and composer; was born at Leitmeritz, Bohemia, and was a student at the Priests' Seminary, Prague, but turned from the church to music by special dispensation of the Pope. He was at first chapelmaster to Prince Waller stein, and in 1789 went to Schwerin in the same capacity to the court there. His works include a requiem with orchestra, about twenty symphonies, and nine string quartets; sextet for flute, strings and two horns; two concertante for two horns; one concerto for piano, three for horn, four for flute, and four for clarinet; and other chamber and orchestral music. He published an oratorio, Der sterbende Jesus. A second, Jesus in Gethsemane, was produced at Berlin under his supervision at the direction of Emperor Friedrich Wilhelm II. in 1792.