Fletchtenmacher, Alexandru (Adolf)

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Fletchtenmacher, Alexandru (Adolf)

Fletchtenmacher, Alexandru (Adolf), Romanian violinist, conductor, pedagogue, and composer;b. Iaşi, Jan. 4, 1824; d. Bucharest, Feb. 9, 1898. He learned to play the violin in his youth, and then studied in Vienna with J. Bohm and Mayseder. Upon his return to Iaşi, he conducted and composed for the National Theater. He then settled in Bucharest, where he founded the Craiova Phil. Soc. and the Cons, in 1864, serving as director and prof. of violin of the latter. Flechtenmacher was one of the most influence Romanian musicians of his day. His works include the operetta Baba- Hirca (The Witch Hirca, 1848; Iaşi, Jan. 8, 1849), the overture Moldova, choruses, songs, and piano pieces.


R. Oana-Pop, A. R: Vila in imagini (Bucharest, 1964).

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