Karel Bendl

Karel Bendl Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    16th April 1838
  • Died
    20th September 1897
  • Birthplace
    Prague, Bohemia, Austrian Empire

Karel Bendl, or German: Karl Bendl, pseudonym: Podskalský was a Czech composer. Bendl was born and died in Prague. He studied at the organ school, where he met and befriended Antonín Dvořák one year before graduating with honors in 1858. By then he had already composed a number of small choral works. In 1861 his Poletuje holubice won a prize and at once became a favorite with the local choral societies. In 1864 Bendl went to Brussels, where for a short time he held the post of second conductor of the opera. After visiting Amsterdam and Paris. In Paris, he became influenced by the stage works of Charles Gounod and Ambrose Thomasand especially by Giacomo Meyerbeer.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Lejla Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Starý ženich Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra