Schrammel, Johann

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Schrammel, Johann

Schrammel, Johann, Austrian violinist and composer; b. Neulerchenfeld, near Vienna, May 22, 1850; d. Vienna, June 17, 1893. He studied violin with Ernst Melzer before pursuing training at the Vienna Cons. (1862–66) with Heissler and Hellmesberger. After playing in the Harmonie and Josephstadt theater orchs. and in Margold’s salon orch. in Vienna, he founded the Schrammel Trio there in 1878, which became a quartet in 1886. Schrammel wrote many popular dances, marches, and songs. His march Wien bleibt Wien (1887) has remained a favorite in the Viennese repertory. His brother, Joseph Schrammel (b. Ottakring, near Vienna, March 3, 1852; d. Vienna, Nov. 24, 1895), was also a violinist and composer. After studies with Hellmesberger (1865–67), he played in his brother’s trio.

Bibliography

H. Mailler, S.-Quartett (Vienna, 1943); R. Moissl, Die S.-Dynastie (St. Polten, 1943).

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