Felix Benda

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Felix Benda (25 February 1708 – 1768) was a Bohemian composer and organist. He was not a member of the Benda musical family.[1][2][3]

Benda was born in Skalsko.[4][5] He was a student of Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský. In 1726 he became an organist at the Michaelskirche in Prague[6][7][8] (succeeding Šimon Brixi). His works, not published during his lifetime,[9] demonstrate his profound knowledge in counterpoint.[10][11] They include a requiem mass[12] organ masses, two oratorios, and other church music

Benda's students included Josef Mysliveček and Josef Seger.

He died in Prague.[13]

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  1. ^ Mendel, Hermann (1870). Musikalisches conversations-lexikon, Band 1 (in German). Berlin: L. Heimann. p. 540. 
  2. ^ Eitner, Robert (1900). Tonkünstler-Lexicon Berlin's von den ältesten Zeiten bis auf die Gegenwart (in German). Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. p. 432. 
  3. ^ Freiherrn von Ledebur, Carl (1861). Tonkünstler-Lexicon Berlin's von den ältesten Zeiten bis auf die Gegenwart (in German). p. 38. 
  4. ^ Mendel
  5. ^ Eitner
  6. ^ Mendel
  7. ^ Eitner
  8. ^ Lebedur
  9. ^ Mendel
  10. ^ Mendel
  11. ^ Eitner
  12. ^ "Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (550018275)". 
  13. ^ Mendel