Hellmesberger, Georg (junior)

COMPOSER, VIOLINIST (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 27 Jan 1830, Wien - DIED 12 Nov 1852, Hannover, Niedersachsen
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 15, Nummer 4 D)

George Hellmesberger junior was the son of the musician and music teacher Georg Hellmesberger senior (1800-1873). From 1844 onwards he performed with his older brother Josef at concerts and in 1847 they performed succesfully in Germany and in London. His talent as a violinist was clear, but he concentrated on composition. Ludwig Rotter was his composition teacher. He composed several operas and in 1847 or 1848 the first performance of one of his operas took place in Graz. Another production was staged in Olmütz in 1849.

In 1850 he was engaged at the Court Theatre in Hannover. But soon after his appointment a lung disease forced him to take a cure. He returned to Hannover, where he was appointed court conductor. After a short time he died there of his disease. He was buried at the family tomb at the Hietzing Cemetery in Vienna.

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The grave of Georg Hellmesberger at the Hietzing Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2014)

 

Sources
Georg Hellmesberger junior – Wikipedia


Hellmesberger, Josef (senior)

Published: 13 Sep 2021
Last update: 13 Sep 2021