František Ignác Tůma

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František Tůma ( Balzer after Anton Hickel )

František Ignác Tůma ( Franz Seraf Ignaz Anton Tuma , born October 2, 1704 in Adlerkosteletz , † January 30, 1774 in Vienna ) was a Bohemian composer .

After his training in Prague, Tůma became a gambist at the court of Count Franz Ferdinand Kinsky , with whom he went to Vienna around 1727 as Kapellmeister. In 1742 he became conductor of the widow Empress Elisabeth Christine von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel . After her death in 1750, he lived on his pension. In 1768 he joined the Premonstratensian Abbey in Geras .

He composed more than fifty masses , a stabat mater and numerous sonatas, partitas and symphonies.


  • Constantin von Wurzbach : Tuma, Franz . In: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich . 48th part. Kaiserlich-Königliche Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, Vienna 1883, pp. 105–107 ( digitized version ).
  • Wilhelm Bäumker:  Tuma, Franz . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 38, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1894, p. 781 f.
  • Herbert Vogg: Franz Tuma (1704–1774) as an instrumental composer along with contributions to the history of Viennese music in the 18th century (the court orchestra of the Empress widow Elizabeth Christine) . Phil. Diss., Vienna, 1951.
  • Theodore M. Klinka: The choral music of Franz Ignaz Tuma. With a practical edition of selected choral works . Bell & Howell, Ann Arbor, Mich. 1975 (also dissertation, University of Iowa 1975)

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