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CENTRAL ENGLAND: Mike Wheeler's concert reviews from Nottingham and Derbyshire feature high profile artists on the UK circuit - often quite early on their tours.
The German opera composer Peter Winter was baptised in Mannheim on 28 August 1754. As a child prodigy, he played violin in the Mannheim court orchestra and went on to study with Salieri in Vienna.
When he became director of the court theatre in Munich, he began writing stage works, including over thirty operas written during between 1778 and 1820. His output also includes twenty-six settings of the mass, plus other sacred music and concertos for wind and orchestra.
Winter died in Munich on 17 October 1825, aged seventy-one.
Ensemble. From Baroque to Romantic - More from this summer's Salzburg Festival, reported by Giuseppe Pennisi