Böhm, Joseph

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Böhm, Joseph

Böhm, Joseph, violinist; b. Budapest, March 4, 1795; d. Vienna, March 28, 1876. He was a pupil of his father, and at 8 years of age he made a concert tour to Poland and St. Petersburg, where he studied for some years under Pierre Rode. His first concert at Vienna (1815) was very successful; after a trip to Italy, he was appointed (1819) violin prof, at the Vienna Cons.; retired in 1848. He taught many distinguished pupils, including Joachim, Ernst, Auer, Rappoldi, and Hellmesberger (Sr.).

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