Church composer, whose father was Austrian Court musician. Was born in Vienna. After some instruction from his father he went to Bologna, where for nine years he was a pupil of Padre Martini. He accompanied his sister, Elizabeth, on a concert tour through Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Russia, then became organist in the Court Orchestra in Dresden, and in 1792 cembalist at the Imperial Opera in Vienna and assistant to Salieri. In 1793 he was made Court composer and musicmaster to the Emperor's children. He wrote twelve minuetes and twelve allemandes; a grand symphonic; a melodrama entitled Hermes und Mirabella; La Passione di Giesu Cristo; the oratorio Gioas; and Die Einnahme von Belgrade.