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Johann Sigismund Kusser
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Results for Johann Sigismund Kusser Kusser (not all results may be relevant):
- Composition de Musique (1682), a collection of Overtures
- Three colelctions of Suites: “Apollon Enjoüé”, “Festin des Muses” and “La cicala della cetra d’eunomio” (1700)
- Cleopatra (Libretto possibly by Friedrich Christian Bressand after Giacomo Francesco Bussani, Giulio Cesare in Egitto), Opera Vorspiel and 3 Acts (premiere 4 February 1690, Braunschweig)
- Julia (Bressand?), Opera 3 Acts (1690, Braunschweig)
- La Grotta di Salzdahl (Flaminio Parisetti), Divertimento 1 Act (Spring 1691, Braunschweig)
- Narcissus (Gottlieb Fiedler), Opera Prologue and 3 Acts (4 October 1692, Braunschweig; on the libretto [Hamburg 1692] Kusser is noted as Ober-Capellmeister)
- Andromeda, Singspiel 3 Acts (1692, Braunschweig)
- Ariadne (Bressand), Opera 5 Acts (15 December 1692, Braunschweig)
- Jason (Bressand), Singspiel 5 Acts (1 September 1692, Braunschweig)
- Porus (Bressand, after Jean Racine), Singspiel 5 Acts (1693, Braunschweig); arranged by Christian Heinrich Postel and performed in 1694 under Kussers as “Der durch Groß-Muth und Tapfferkeit besiegte Porus in Hamburg”
- Erindo oder Die unsträfliche Liebe (Bressand), Schäferspiel 3 Acts (1694, Hamburg)
- Der großmütige Scipio Africanus (Fiedler, after Nicolò Minato), Opera 3 Acts (1694, Hamburg)
- Pyramus und Thisbe getreue und festverbundene Liebe (C. Schröder), Opera with Prologue (possibly not performed)
- Der verliebte Wald, Singspiel 1 Act (? Stuttgart)
- Gensericus, als Rom und Karthagens Überwinder (Postel), Opera (1694?, Hamburg); doubtful, also attributed to Johann Georg Conradi
- The Man of Mode (George Etherege) (9 February 1705, London, Little Lincoln’s Inn Fields)
In 1674 Kusser moved to Stuttgart with his parents. Two years later he went to Paris and Versailles for 6 years. He worked at the courts in Baden-Baden und Ansbach. In 1690 he became the first Kapellmeister at the new Braunschweig Opera.
At the end of 1695 Kusser left Hamburg. After having worked in (a.o.) Nürnberg and Augsburg, he was appointed with Eberhard Ludwig (Württemberg) at the Stuttgart Court in 1699, where he became Hofkapellmeister in 1700.
At the end of 1704 Kusser went to London, where he worked as composer and privat teacher. Then, in 1707, he left for Dublin, where he became “Chappel-Master of Trinity College” in 1711. In 1716 he was appointed “Chief Composer” and “Master of the Music, attending His Majesties State in Ireland”. Kusser died in Dublin in 1727.