Hauschka, Vincenz, gifted Bohemian cellist and composer; b. Mies, Jan. 21, 1766; d. Vienna, Sept. 13, 1840. He was a pupil of his father, a schoolteacher, and became chorister in the Prague Cathedral. He also studied composition with Zöger and cello with Christ. He was appointed cellist to Count Joseph von Thun in Prague (1782). He made successful concert tours through Germany performing not only on the cello, but also on the baryton (a popular instrument at the time). He publ. 9 sonatas for cello and a book of vocal canons. In MS are several pieces for the baryton.
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