Bendel, Franz, German pianist, teacher, and composer; b. Schönlinde, Bohemia, March 23, 1833; d. Berlin, July 3, 1874. He studied with Proksch in Prague and Liszt in Weimar. From 1862 he taught at Kullak’s Academy in Berlin. He wrote syms., a Piano Concerto, masses, chamber music, piano pieces, and songs.
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