Brandi, Johann Evangelist

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Brandi, Johann Evangelist

Brandi, Johann Evangelist German composer; b. Kloster Rohr, near Regensburg, Nov. 14, 1760; d. Karlsruhe, May 25, 1837. He studied in various religious schools and monasteries as a youth, then decided to devote himself to music, becoming proficient as an organist and violinist. He was attached to the court of the Archduke of Baden as music director.

Works

DRAMATIC: Opera: Germania (1800); Triumph des Vaterherzens (Karlsruhe, Jan. 15, 1811); Omar der Gute (Karlsruhe, Aug. 24, 1811); Nanthild, das Madchen von Valbella (Karlsruhe, May 19, 1813). orch.: “Grande Symphonie;” Bassoon Concerto. chamber: String quartets and quintets. vocal: Oratorios; masses; songs.

Bibliography

O. Danzer, J.E. B.s Leben und Werke (Leipzig, 1936).

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