Johann Baptist Georg Neruda

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Johann Baptist Georg Neruda (* as Jan Křtítel Jiří Neruda 1707 in Prague , † 1780 in Dresden ) was a Bohemian violinist , conductor and composer of the pre-classical period .


After his training in Prague, he first played in the local theater orchestra. He achieved increasing recognition as a violinist and conductor, which he earned on concert tours. First recorded in Dresden from 1741, he first became a violinist in 1750, later he was concertmaster of the Dresden court orchestra until his retirement in 1772 .

He composed 18 symphonies, 10 violin concertos, 1 bassoon concert, 34 trio sonatas , various dances, 2 church cantatas and the opera "Les Troqueurs". His best-known work today, the Concerto for Trumpet, Strings and Basso Continuo in E flat major , was originally written for Corno da Caccia . The only compositions published in print during his lifetime are six trio sonatas for two violins and bass, published by Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig in 1764 .


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