As the son of Italian cellist Innocent Danzi (* 1730, † April 13, 1798 in Munich) Franz Danzi as well as his sister Franziska ( Dorothea ) Danzi Lebrun was first taught by his father and then by Georg Joseph Vogler. As the electoral court orchestra in 1778 moved to Munich, Danzi remained in Mannheim. He was member of the orchestra and Opernrepetitor at the new Court and National Theatre. 1780 there was the premiere of his first opera " Azakia " instead. Already in 1781 he went to Munich, where he signed the contract in January 1784 as a solo cellist in the footsteps of his father. In 1790 he married the soprano and composer Maria Margarethe Marchand. From 1790 to 1796, the couple has performed very successfully in Leipzig, Prague, Venice and Florence. In 1796 they returned to Munich. Since 1798 Franz Danzi served as Vice-Kapellmeister in Munich. After the death of his wife on 11 June 1800, he retired several years of public activities. From 1807 to 1812 he was Kapellmeister at the Royal Court Theatre in Stuttgart. He also worked as a composition teacher and inspector of the wind department based on the 1811 Art Institute of the orphanage ( Karlsschule ). From 1812 until his death seemed Danzi as Kapellmeister at the court orchestra of Baden Karlsruhe.
As a conductor, Danzi sat down on the one hand for the operas of Mozart, on the other hand, for the work of his friend Carl Maria von Weber a, whom he influenced their compositions. Stylistically, it is based in the classical or the tradition of the Mannheim School and is regarded as one of the pioneers of the Romantic period.
- Cleopatra (Johann Leopold Neumann ), Duodrama 1 act (1780 Mannheim court theater )
- Azakia ( Christian Friedrich Swan), Singspiel three acts (1780 Mannheim court theater )
- The Sylph ( Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig Meyer), operetta 1 act (1788 Mannheim court theater )
- The triumph of loyalty (Johann Friedrich Binder by Krieglstein ), Singspiel three acts (1789 Munich Court Theatre )
- The quasi man (Matthias Georg Lambrecht ), comic opera Act 2 (1789 Munich Court Theatre )
- The Midnight Hour (Matthias Georg Lambrecht ), comic opera 3 acts (1798 Munich Court Theatre )
- The Kiss (Matthias Georg Lambrecht ), tragicomic opera 3 acts (1799 Munich Court Theatre )
- El Bondocani (Matthias Georg Lambrecht ), Singspiel 1 act (1802 Munich Court Theatre )
- Iphigenia in Aulis (Karl Reger ), serious opera 3 acts (1807 Munich Court Theatre )
- Deucalion et Pirrha (Jean -Jacques d' Hogguer? After Germain François de Saint- Foix Poullain ), opera Act 1 ( composed around 1810)
- Dido (Georg Reinbeck ), melodrama 1 act (1811 Stuttgart Court Theatre )
- Camilla and Eugene or The Garden Key (Franz Karl Hiemer ), Singspiel 1 act (1812 Stuttgart Court Theatre )
- The mountain spirit or destiny and loyalty (Karl Philipp von Lohbauer ), romantic opera Act 2 (1813 Karlsruhe, Court Theatre )
- Malvina (Georg Christian Römer ), Singspiel three acts (1814 Karlsruhe, Court Theatre )
- Turandot (Carlo Gozzi ), Singspiel Act 2 (1816 Karlsruhe, Court Theatre )
- The sample comic opera Act 1 (1817 Karlsruhe, Court Theatre )
- 6 symphonies
- 4 Concertos for Flute and Orchestra ( G major, Op 30, D minor, Op 31, D minor, Op 42, D major, Op 43)
- Sinfonia concertante for Flute, Clarinet and Orchestra in B flat major, Op 41
- Concerto for Clarinet, Bassoon and Orchestra in B flat major op.47
- 5 Concertos for Bassoon and Orchestra
- 2 Concertos for Horn and Orchestra
- 9 Bläserquintette (3 each in Opus 56, 67 and 68)
- 2 Quintets for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon (op. 53, 54)
- 1 Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (Op. 41)
- 3 Quintets for Flute and String Quartet
- 3 Trios Op 71 for flute, violin and cello
- String Quartets
- Sonata for basset horn and piano, Op 62
There are numerous CD recordings of his works.
The new concert hall of the cultural center of the city of Schwetzingen bears since June 19, 2005 the name Danzi.