Music by Franz Ignaz Beck

Born: 20th Februar 1734

Died: 31st Dezember 1809

Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany

Franz Ignaz Beck was a German violinist, composer, conductor and music teacher who spent the greater part of his life in France, where he became director of the Bordeaux Grand Théâtre. Possibly the most talented pupil of Johann Stamitz, Beck is an important representative of the second generation of the so-called Mannheim school.