Václav Pichl

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6 Violin Duets, Op.4Divertimento in C major, Op.5 No.3Divertimento in D majorDivertimento in G major, Op.5 No.2100 Variations over a Descending ScaleDivertimento in F major, Op.5 No.512 Caprices, Op.463 Violin Sonatas, Op.23Symphony in E-flat major, ZakP 2412 Caprices, Op.193 Duets for Viola and Cello, Op.143 Flute Quartets, Op.123 String Quartets, Op.133 Symphonies, Op.83 Violin Duets, Op.386 Divertimenti, Op.56 Duets for Violin and Viola, Op.186 Fugues for Violin Solo6 String Quartets, Op.26 String Trios6 String Trios, Op.76 Symphonies, Op.1Double Bass Concerto No.1 in D majorDouble Bass Concerto No.2 in D majorDuet for Violin and Viola in B-flat major, Op.18 No.2Duet for Violin and Viola in C major, Op.18 No.5Duet for Violin and Viola in D major, Op.18 No.1Duet for Violin and Viola in E-flat major, Op.18 No.3Duet for Violin and Viola in F major, Op.18 No.4Duet for Violin and Viola in G major, Op.18 No.6Symphony in C major, ZakP 21Symphony in C major, ZakP 26Symphony in D major, ZakP 17Symphony in D major, ZakP 19Symphony in D major, ZakP 33Symphony in E-flat majorSymphony in F major, ZakP 20Symphony in G major, ZakP 22
Václav Pichl (25 September 1741 – 23 January 1805; known in German as Wenzel Pichl) was a Czech classical composer of the 18th Century. He was also a violinist, music director and writer.
Pichl was born at Bechyně, Bohemia. His first musical training was at Bechyne with the cantor Jan Pokorný. He served as a singer between the years 1752-1758 at the Jesuit college at Březnice. In Prague, he was a violinist at the Jesuit seminary of Saint Wenceslaus and his studies while at the university were philosophy, theology and law.
He was appointed to the post of first violinist of the Týn Church in 1762 and studied counterpoint with the organist J. N. Seger. In 1765 he was engaged by the composer Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf as a violinist for the private orchestra of Bishop Adam Patachich at Nagyvárad (now Oradea, Romania). The orchestra was dissolved in 1769 and Pichl became the music director for Count Ludwig Hartig in Prague.
In about 1770 he became first violinist of the Vienna court theatre and on the recommendation of the Empress Maria Theresa, he became music director for the Austrian governor of Lombardy at Milan, Archduke Ferdinand d'Este. Pichl went to Italy in 1777 and remained there until 1796 when the French invaded Lombardy, he then returned to Vienna, where he stayed in the service of the archduke until his death (apart from a brief visit to Prague in 1802). In 1785, he met Mozart and became friends with him.
Wenzel Pichl died at Vienna, Austria, on 23 January 1805, as the result of a stroke while playing a violin concerto at the Palais Lobkowitz. He was 63 years old.