Max Bendix

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Max Bendix, from a 1904 tour brochure of the Maconda Concert Company.

Max Bendix (1866–1945) was an American composer, conductor, and violinist; he worked for many years with Theodore Thomas, and he was the first concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1891 until 1896. He also served for a time as concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera orchestra. He wrote a number of works for orchestra and some incidental music as well as songs.

Bendix was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of German-born parents, Bertha (Tobias) and William Bendix.[1] He is sometimes listed as the father of actor William Bendix, but this is inaccurate. He was William's uncle.[2]

Further reading[edit]

  • Howard, John Tasker (1939). Our American Music: Three Hundred Years of It. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company.