Treu, Daniel Gottlieb



Dramatic composer and violinist; born at Stuttgart in 1695. He studied under Kusser, then under the patronage of the Duke of Wurtemberg, went to Venice an-d became a pupil of Vivaldi. In Venice he produced twelve operas, and at Breslau, where he conducted Italian Opera from 1725 to 1727, he brought out the operas Coriolano, Don Chisciotte, Astarte and Ulisse e Telemaco. In 1727 he was appointed conductor at Prague, and in 1740 he entered the service of Count Schaffgotsch at Hirschberg. Besides the operas there are extant two Latin treatises on music.