19th March 1767
19th February 1815
Eppan an der Weinstraße, South Tyrol
Leonhard von Call sometimes referred to as Leonhard de Call, was an Austrian composer and virtuoso on the mandolin and guitar. During his lifetime he focused less on performing and more upon teaching and writing music for others to play. A virtuoso, he wrote not for other virtuosos but for the people he was teaching or amateurs, and today it is felt by serious musicians that his works "made no great technical demands".