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FRANTIŠEK VINCENC KRAMÁŘ-KROMMER

(*27.12.1759 Kamenice nr. Třebíč +8.1.1831 Vienna)


Bohemian composer, conductor and concert master

F. Kramar (also known as Krommer) after he completed his studies went, like many others, to Vienna and the Hungarian Lands, where he gained his expirience. He made use of these experiences as a concert master in the Bratislava group of Count Grassalkovic and, after the death of L. Koželuh, as a composer and conductor in the Prince's court in Vienna. Kramař's style developed from the Vienna classics and popular Czech folk elements of the time. He composed 5 symphonies, 10 concertos (notable are the oboe and clarinet), much chamber music, and masses. His compositions for wind instruments and ensembles are especially original.

Text: Musica Bona