Franz Xaver Richter

František Xaver Richter;François Xavier Richter

1709 (Holleschau, Moravia, now Holešov, Czech Republic) – 1789 (Strasbourg, France)

Johann Joseph Fux probably taught him in Vienna, but details of the earlier part of his life are particularly hazy. Richter is known to have taught Kraus. Pleyel was his assistant Kapellmeister at Strasbourg Cathedral, inheriting his position following Richter’s death. Mozart mentioned an over-fondness for alcohol (while exaggerating both the quantity drunk and his advanced age).

Franz Xaver Richter knew…