Schuppanzigh, Ignaz



Noted Austrian violinist and composer; studied under Mayseder, Linke and Weiss, then at an early age organized and conducted the Augarten concerts, and later became a member of the Rasoumoffsky Quartet, which visited in 1816 various cities in Germany, Poland and Russia, returning to Vienna in 1823. The following year Schuppanzigh joined the Court Orchestra, and in 1828 became director of the German Opera. He is chiefly remembered as a friend of Beethoven and Schubert. t Schuppanzigh composed a solo brilliant for violin, with quartet; solo variations on a Russian theme; and nine variations for two violins.