Pécs’s Music Master
Written by adambosze on 2014-02-13
Johann Georg Lickl, also Ligkl, Hans-Georg Lickl, Hungarian: Lickl György (11 April 1769 – 12 May 1843) was an Austrian composer, organist, Kapellmeister in the main church of Pécs, and piano teacher.
Lickl was born in Korneuburg, Lower Austria, and orphaned as a child. He studied under Witzig, who was the organist at the church of Korneuburg.
He relocated to Vienna in 1785 and studied under Albrechtsberger and Joseph Haydn. Later in the 1780s, he became organist at the Carmelite church in Leopoldstadt. He collaborated with Emanuel Schikaneder on a number of Singspiele in the 1790s, working in the Theater auf der Wieden. He died, aged 74, in Fünfkirchen (Hungarian: Pécs), southern Royal Hungary, Imperial Austria.
He wrote operas, one wind quintet, three string quartets, and served as a Kapellmeister at several churches. From 1807 until his death he was choirmaster at what is now Pécs.
A large portion of his output is sacred music, including masses and requiems. In 1843, some of his piano- and chamber music works were published by Tobias Haslinger (de) (Vienna) and Gombart (Augsburg).
His sons, Karl Georg Lickl (1801, Vienna – 1877, Vienna), Ägid(ius Ferdinand) Karl Lickl (1803, Vienna – 1864, Trieste), were also composers, whose output includes works for piano and for physharmonica, including a transcription of Beethoven’s Mass in C major for physharmonica and piano. (Source: Wikipedia)