Franz Bendel

Franz Bendel (March 23, 1833 – July 3, 1874) was a German Bohemian pianist and composer.

Bendel was born in Schönlinde, Bohemia, Austrian Empire. He was a student of Franz Liszt for five years in Weimar. From 1862, he lived in Berlin and taught at Theodor Kullak's Music Academy, Neue Akademie der Tonkunst. He was also the author of over four hundred compositions, many of them for the piano, including one piano concerto.

Bendel was a superb pianist who toured extensively until his death from typhoid fever in Boston while on an American tour. He was aged 41.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 23rd, 1832 (Prague;Krásná Lípa), Died July 3rd, 1874 (Berlin)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 1508 Not documented Nov. 1920 La gondola E. Robert Schmitz Piano solo composer  


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"Bendel, Franz." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

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