The New International Encyclopædia/Becker, Valentin Eduard

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Edition of 1905. See also Valentin Eduard Becker on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

BECKER, Valentin Eduard (1814-90). A German composer. He was born at Würzburg, where he became celebrated as a composer of popular male choruses (Das Kirchlein, etc.). He also wrote several masses and two operas, entitled Die Bergknappen and Der Deserteur.