Johann Caspar Aiblinger

Johann Caspar Aiblinger was born in Wasserburg am Inn on February 23, 1779, and received his education at the Benedictine Abbey at Tegernsee and at the Jesuit Gymnasium in Munich. At Landshut University he studied philosophy and theology before going to Italy, where he worked as a composer and music teacher in Vicenza and Venice. In 1819 he became Kapellmeister of La Scala in Milan and in the same year moved to Munich as director of the Italian Opera, after whose dissolution in 1825 Aiblinger was given the post of Vice-Kapellmeister. From 1826 to 1864 he was finally engaged in Munich as Hofkapellmeister. He composed sacred music, numerous works for choir, but also operas and ballets. Aiblinger died in Munich on May 6, 1867.

Bildnachweis: Johann Kaspar Aiblinger, Photolithographie um 1850, Museum Wasserburg a. Inn, Inv. Nr. 2259a