Sitt, Hans , Bohemian violinist, violist, conductor, teacher, and composer; b. Prague, Sept. 21, 1850; d. Leipzig, March 10, 1922. He studied violin at the Prague Cons., and held various positions as a violinist and conductor of theater orchs. in Breslau, Prague, and Chemnitz. In 1881 he settled in Leipzig, where he organized a series of popular concerts. He was a violist in the Brodsky Quartet, and conducted the Bachverein (1885–1903) and other musical societies. He wrote 3 violin concertos, a Viola Concerto, and 2 cello concertos, and publ, valuable studies for the violin; also Praktische Violaschule, Schulausgabe neuerer Violinlitteratur (5 books), and (with Reinecke) Lyrica, a collection of 30 Classical and Romantic pieces for violin and piano.
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