Wolfram, Joseph Maria



Amateur composer and conductor; born at Dobrzau, Bohemia. He studied under Drechsler at Vienna and composition under Kozeluch at Prague. He supported himself in Vienna by teaching music and singing from 1811 to 1813. At that time he obtained a government position at Theusing, and in 1824 was made mayor of Teplitz, where he died. He composed a series of vaudevilles and operas, one of which, Alfred, produced at Dresden was so successful as almost to procure for him the post of chapelmaster, as successor to Weber. Of his compositions he published a Missa nuptialis, songs and piano-pieces.