Teyber, Franz



Brother of Anton Teyber; an organist and dramatic composer; was born at Vienna. He studied with his father, and under Wagenseil in composition. After a concert tour through Switzerland and Southern Germany he became chapelmaster of Schikaneder's Theatres at Ratisbon, Augsberg and Freising, and concertmaster at Carlsruhe. Here he took part in Italian Opera and also taught the princesses. He was made concertmaster at Berne but returned to Vienna in 1799 and accepted another position with Schikaneder, then conductor of the Theatre an der Wien. Only two months before his death he received an appointment as organist of the Imperial Chapel. His compositions are the operas, Adelheid von Veltheim; Der Zerstreute; Schah Wampum; Alexander; Der Schlaftrunk; Das Spinnerkreutz an Wiener Berge; L'aragno di Benevento; the operettas, Der Telegraph, oder der Neuigkeitskramer; Sheriddin und Almansor and Laura Rosetti; Pfandung und Personal-arrest; and the oratorio, der Sterbende Jesus; also a mass and other church-music.