Drdla Souvenir For Violin And Piano (Bosworth)
Frantisek Alois Drdla (which is Germanised as Franz Drdla) was a prominent Czech violinist and composter of light music in the late Romantic period.
He lived from November 28 1868 to September 3 1944. He studied viollin and composition at the Prague Conservatory and then at the Vienna Conservatory. He was taught violin by Josef Hellmesberger Jr, composition by Franz Krenn, and composition by Anton Bruckner. However none of his teachers' influence is evident in his compositions. He played violin in the Vienna Court Opera orchestra and following this was the director and concertmaster of the Theatre an der Wien. He was also well known as a concert violinist and toured Europe and the US. He had a reputation as a violinist with a technically refined tone.
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