Bendel, Franz


Brilliant Bohemian pianist and composer. Studied in Prague and later with Liszt at Weimar. After finishing his studies he made successful concert tours through Germany and after 1863 taught in Kullak's Academy, Berlin. Wrote concertos, sonatas, etudes, and fantasias for the piano, in all about one hundred and eighteen works, the best of which are the fantasias on Bohemian folk-songs; also on the themes from Gounod's Faust and Meyerbeer's L'Africaine. He also produced works for the piano, and violin, four masses and a large number of songs.