The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Benda, Georg

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Benda, Georg
Edition of 1920. See also Jiří Antonín Benda on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

BENDA, Georg, German musician, the most distinguished of a notable musical family: b. Jungbunzlau, Bohemia, 1721; d. Köstriz 1795. He was bandmaster to the Duke of Gotha (1748-87), and in this period produced several operas and cantatas, such as ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’ and ‘Medea.’