Franz Xaver Süssmayr

Franz Xaver Süssmayer;Franz Xaver Suessmayr

1766 (Schwanenstadt, Austria) – 1803 (Vienna)

Süssmayr studied under Salieri. He helped Mozart as an assistant and copyist, and completed Mozart’s unfinished ‘Requiem’ after his death. The relationship appears to have been jovial, and may not have been a teacher/student one as generally supposed. Schikaneder commissioned two operas from him, one successful, the other not.