|COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)|
BORN 13 Feb 1820, Bardejov, Slovakia - DIED 20 Nov 1882, Wiesbaden, Hessen|
BIRTH NAME Keler, Adalbert Paul von
GRAVE LOCATION Wiesbaden, Hessen: Nordfriedhof, Platter Strasse
Béla Kéler was the son of the magistrate Stefan Keler (1781-1849) from Bártfa. He dropped out of law school in Debrecen and worked on a farm. After reading a book by J.G. Albrechtsberger he started to play the violin. He moved to Vienna where he found a job in the orchestra of the Theater an der Wien. He studied under Simon Sechter and worked in Berlin and Vienna.
From 1856 to 1863 he was musical director of an infantry regiment in Vienna. In 1867 he moved to the Kurorchestra in Wiesbaden where he worked until 1873. During his career he frequently toured in Europe and his music was popular with small orchestras.
BĂ©la KĂ©ler - Wikipedia