Simandl, Franz


The dates of his birth and death are not known. He was the first doublebass in the Vienna Court Orchestra and from 1869 a teacher in the Vienna Conservatory. He publishd a Neurste Methode des Kontrabass-Spiels in three parts, the first being a preparation for orchestra-playing with thirty studies; the second a preparation for concert-playing, with studies and sonatas, and the third, an advanced school in ten parts.