Bohemian composer Frantisek (Franz) Benda (1709-1786), born in Staré Benátky, and also a virtuoso violinist, was a favorite of J. S. Bach during the latter's final years. His was a musical family, including brother Georg Benda, another composer and violinist of renown.

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Benda, Franz
Brief biographical sketch noting relationship with the Bach family from Timothy A. Smith's Sojourn pages.
Franz [Frantisek] Benda
Biography with family background, education, and links to related composers and topics from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program.
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