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Franz Krommer

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Franz Krommer (Czech: František Vincenc Kramář) (27th November 1759–8th January 1831) was a Czech composer of classical music.

From 1773 to 1776, he studied violin and organ with his uncle, Antonín Mattias Kramár, in Turán. Here he became organist along with his uncle in 1777. In 1785 he returned to Vienna as violinist in the orchestra of the duke of Styria, now in Simontornya in Hungary.

In 1790 Krommer was named Maestro di Capella at the Cathedral of Pécs in Hungary. He returned again to Vienna in 1795, before becoming Maestro di Capella this time for Duke Ignaz Fuchs in 1798.
From 1813 (and from 1818, Kapellmeister, according to the HOASM biography) until his death in 1831, Krommer was the successor to Leopold Kozeluch in the position of court composer for the Imperial Court of Austria.

His output was prolific, with at least three hundred published compositions in at least 110 opus numbers including at least five symphonies, seventy string quartets and many others for winds and strings, about fifteen string quintets, and much music for winds by themselves and with other instruments, for which he has perhaps become best-known.

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  • Grosseteste

    Try the recordings of the Clarinet & double clarinet concertos (plus the Hoffmeister clarinet concerto) by Walter & Anne Boeykens, on Harmonia Mundi. I think, to be honest, that he is becoming better know; certainly there are lots more recordings of his music out there now.

    29 Aug 2011 Reply
  • andrewhill1

    A composer who deserves to be better known, I have enjoyed a couple of these Naxos discs for some time.

    1 Aug 2011 Reply

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