Menter, Joseph



Well-known virtuoso on the violoncello; born at Deutenkofen, Bavaria; began his musical education N \ on the violin, but later studied the violoncello with Moralt at Munich. In 1829 he became a member of the orchestra of the Prince of Hohenzollern at Heckingen, but in 1833 resigned his position and took a place in the band of the Royal Opera at Munich. He became well known by his concert tours through Austria, Holland, Germany, Belgium and England. He composed several fantasies and arias with orchestral accompaniments.