Kammel, Antonín, Bohemian violinist and composer; b. Bëlëc (baptized), April 21, 1730; d. probably in London, c. 1786. He received music training at the Patres Piares Coll. in Slany (1746–51), and then studied at the Univ. of Prague (1751–54); he also was a student of Tartini in Padua. About 1764 he went to London, where he appeared in concerts with J.C. Bach and Abel from 1768 and where he also was active as a court musician. Kammel composed an extensive output of instrumental music, including sinfonias, divertimentos, violin concertos, string quartets, trios, duos, and violin sonatas. Many of his works were publ. in London and Paris between 1766 and 1790. A number of his compositions have been confused with those of Haydn and J.C. Bach, attesting to their intrinsic worth.
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