Anton Filtz (1733 - 1760)
Anton Filtz was a German composer who was active during the early 19th century. He was born in 1733 and began his musical career as a violinist in the court orchestra of the Elector of Saxony. Filtz was a prolific composer, with his works spanning a wide range of genres including symphonies, sonatas, chamber music, and opera.
One of Filtz's most notable achievements was his opera "Fidelio," which was premiered in 1806. This work is considered a masterpiece of German opera and has been widely performed throughout the world. Filtz's music is characterized by its rich melodies and expressive harmonies, which helped to make him a popular composer in his time.
Despite his success, Filtz's music has largely been overshadowed by that of his contemporary, Ludwig van Beethoven. However, his contributions to the world of classical music should not be overlooked. Filtz's works remain an important part of the classical repertoire and continue to be performed and enjoyed by audiences today.