Krumpholtz, Wenzel

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Krumpholtz, Wenzel (b Budenice, nr. Zlonice, 1750; d Vienna, 1817). Bohemian violinist, mandolin-player, and composer, brother of Johann Baptist Krumpholtz. Violinist in Court opera orch., Vienna, from 1796. Friend and champion of Beethoven, who composed a mandolin sonata for him and the vocal trio Gesang der Mönche in his memory.