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The Domkapellmeister of St. Stephen’s

Between 1356 and 1509, surviving records mention 21 “Cantoren zu St. Stephan” [Cantors at St. Stephen’s]. Since these individuals were mostly clergymen, it is difficult for us today to distinguish between canons (members of the diocesan chapter) and cantors, who only had to perform musical responsibilities. Only after the office of Cantor had passed into secular hands were receipts (invoices) drawn up containing concrete information.

 

Cantors

 

   
Hermann Edlerauer 1440, 1443-1444
Thomas List 1463
Kaspar Manndl 1501-1504
Kaspar Slussler 1509-1527
Georg Stennczl 1527-1529
Hanns Lanckbuss
(also written Lankbusch)
1529?, 1531-1536
Mathes Tutt (also Thut / Thutn) 1536-1545
Wolfgang Gebhart 1536-1548 
(oder bis 1552?)
Kaspar (Stephan) Capus 1553
Lukas Plassmanx 1553-1569

Miachel Petauer

(Pethauer / Peltauer)

1571-1572

Simon de Roy

1572-1573
Judas Pyerpant (Pierpandt) 1573-1580
Hilarius Nunitsch 1585-1600
Wolf(gang) Khöberl 1600-1609
Quintin de la Court 1609-1619 ?
   

Domkapellmeister (Director of Music)

 

   
Christoph Strauss 1619-1631
Johann Kreutzer 1631-1633
Johann Win(dt)sauer 1632-1663
Wolfgang Ebner 1663-1665
Georg Kopp 1665-1666
P. Augustin Kerzinger 
(also Kürzinger)
1666-1678
Michael Stadler 1678-1679
   

1st Domkapellmeister
(Director of Music)

 
 

2nd Domkapellmeister
(Kapellmeister for Maria Po
čs)

     
J. G. Albrechtsberger (1736-1809) 1824-1844 Same 1697-1705
Johann Josef Fux (1660-1741) 1712-1715 Same 1705-1712
Georg Reutter (1656-1738) 1715-1738? Same 1712-1715
G. Reichard 1720-1740
Georg Reutter d. J. (1708-1772) 1736?-1772

Same provisionally 1740
F. Schmidt 1743-1756
Georg Reutter the Younger 1759-1772

Leopold Hofmann (1738-1793) 1772-1793 Same 1772-1783
J. G. Albrechtsberger (1736-1809) 1793-1809  
Josef Preindl (1756-1823) 1809-1823  
Johann B. Gänsbacher (1778-1844) 1824-1844  
Josef Drechsler (1782-1852) 1844-1852  
Gottfried von Preyer (1817-1901) 1853-1901  
August Weirich (1858-1921) 1903-1921  
Ferdinand Habel (1874-1953) 1921-1946  
Anton Wesely (1908-1983) 1946-1983  
Peter Planyavsky
(Dommusikdirektor; *1947)
1983-1991  
Johannes Ebenbauer (*1963) 1991-2005  
Günter Knotzinger
(interimistischer Leiter; *1943)
2005-2006  
Markus Landerer (*1976) from 2007