Netzer, Josef



Dramatic composer, teacher and conductor. Netzer was born in Tyrol, was a pupil of Goller at Innsbruck, and then of Gansbacher and Sechter in Vienna, where he became a popular teacher of piano. Among his successful operas are Mara; Die Belangerung von Gothenburg; and Die selteue Hochzeit. He also wrote a number of overtures, symphonies, and string quartets, and many songs. Netzer was conductor of the Euterpe concerts in 1844 and 1845, was assistant director of music at the Stadttheater at Leipsic and director at the Theatre an der Wien, in Vienna.