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(1713 – 1752)

Jan Jiří Benda (1713-1752) was the older brother of two more famous Czech composers, František and Jiří Antonín Benda. Jan studied in Dresden, the capital of the Saxon electorate, and received violin lessons from his older brother Franz. The three Benda brothers all became members of the Prussian royal court orchestra, at Potsdam. Jan Benda wrote sonatas and concertos for the Violin, of which only three are said to have survived, in manuscript form.

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