Hellmesberger, Georg jr.


A son of Georg Hellmesberger. Studied violin with his father and composition with Rotter. In 1847 made a successful concert tour through Germany and England. Was appointed concertmaster of the Royal Orchestra at Hanover in 1849, in whch city he died three years later. He was best known for his compositions; two operas, Die Bürgschaft and Die beide Koniginnen, produced in Hanover, and several symphonies and other music, left in manuscript.