The New International Encyclopædia/Bott, Jean Joseph

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BOTT, Jean Joseph (1826-95). A German violinist. He was born in Cassel, Germany, where he received his first musical instruction from his father, the Court musician. After further studies with M. Hauptmann and L. Spohr, he won the Mozart scholarship (1841), and successively became solo violinist in the Electoral orchestra (1846) and Court kapellmeister at Meiningen (1857) and Hanover (1865). In 1885 he came to New York, where he died. His works comprise two operas — Der Unbekannte (1854) and Aktäa, das Mädchen von Korinth (1862) — and symphonies, overtures, violin concertos, pianoforte music, solos for violin, and songs.