Johann Baptist Vanhal (1739 - 1813)
Johann Baptist VanhalJohann Baptist Vanhal (Jan Křtitel Vaňhal) also spelled Wanhal, Waṅhall or Wanhall (May 12, 1739?August 20, 1813) was an important classical music composer born in Nechanice, Bohemia to a Czech family.
Born in Nechanice, Bohemia to a Czech peasant family, Vanhal received his early training from a local musician. From these humble beginnings he was able to earn a living as a village organist and choirmaster. The Countess Schaffgotsch, who heard him playing the violin, took him to Vienna in 1760 where she arranged lessons in composition with Car ... (Read all)
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