Stasny, Ludwig , popular Bohemian bandmaster and composer; b. Prague, Feb. 26, 1823; d. Frankfurt am Main, Oct. 30, 1883. He studied at the Prague Cons., then was bandmaster in the Austrian army. He settled in Frankfurt am Main in 1871. He produced 2 operas in Mainz: Liane (1851) and Die beiden Grenadiere (1879). He was noted for his popular dances (211 opus numbers) and for his potpourris from Wagner’s music dramas.
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