Franz Benda (1709-1786)
Flute Concerto in E minor: Allegro con brio/Adagio un poco Andante/Presto.
Il Giardelino: Jan de Winne-Traverso. Ryo Terakado-Violin. Shalev Ad-El-Cembalo.
Franz Benda (Czech: František Benda; baptised 22 November 1709 – 7 March 1786) was a Bohemian violinist and composer. He was the brother of Jiří Antonín Benda, and he worked for much of his life at the court of Frederick the Great.
Benda was born in Bohemia at the town of Staré Benátky. Benda himself claimed to have been born 25 November, but baptism records show he was baptised three days earlier, on 22 November. His actual date of birth seems not to have been recorded, but it was probably no more than a day or two earlier than 22 November. Continue reading