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His output as a composer includes forty-four symphonies, ten operas, at least fifty-six string quartets and much other orchestral and chamber music. His popular 1789 opera Oberon – The Fairy King inspired Emanuel Schikaneder to come up with the libretto for Mozart's The Magic Flute.
Paul Wranitzky died in Vienna on 29 September 1808, aged fifty-one.
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