Witt, Friedrich



Born at Halten - Bergstetten. He studied under Rosetti at Wallerstein, where he 'became first violin in the orchestra of Prince von Oettingen. In 1802 he was made chapelmaster at Wurstburg, first to the Prince-Bishop, then to the Grand Duke, and when the Grand Duchy ceased to exist, he was made town chapelmaster holding the position until his death. His principal compositions are the historical opera Palma; the comic opera Das Fischerweib; the oratorios Der leidende Heiland and Die Auferstehung Jesu; several masses, cantatas, symphonies, pieces for wind-bands; a flute concerto; a quintet for piano and wind-instruments; a septet for clarinet, horn, bassoon and strings.