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Franz Benda: 1709-1786


Franz Benda was composer and violinist in the court of Prussia's Frederick the Great. In 1734 Benda visited Bach in Leipzig. Benda is mentioned in a letter (1775) from Carl Philip Emanuel to Forkel as one whose works his father had especially valued in his later years.

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