Brixi, Franz (actually, František) Xaver

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Brixi, Franz (actually, František) Xaver

Brixi, Franz (actually, František) Xaver, Bohemian organist and composer, son of Šimon Brixi; b. Prague, Jan. 2, 1732; d. there, Oct. 14, 1771. He spent his entire life in Prague, where he studied with Segert. After serving as a church organist, he became Kapellmeister at St. Virus’s Cathedral in 1759. He composed numerous sacred works, including masses, offertories, and anthems, as well as orch. music and keyboard pieces.


O. Kamper, F.X.B. (Prague, 1926).

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