Joseph Hellmesberger Jr.
born on 9/4/1855 in Wien, Austria
died on 26/4/1907 in Wien, Austria
Joseph Hellmesberger, Jr.
Josef Pepi Hellmesberger, Jr. (9 April 1855 26 April 1907) was an Austrian composer, violinist and conductor.
Hellmesberger was son of violinist and conductor Joseph Hellmesberger, Sr. (1828-1893), who was his first teacher. Among his family of notable musicians include: grandfather, Georg, Sr. (1800-1873); uncle, Georg, Jr. (1830-1852); and brother, Ferdinand (1863-1940).
In 1875 Hellmesberger became a member of his father's Hellmesberger Quartet, while in 1887 he became leader. In 1878 Hellmesberger became solo violinist of the Vienna Court Chapel and professor at the Vienna Conservatory. In 1890 he was the first hofkapellmeister at the Vienna Court Opera, and from 1901 to 1903 he was principal conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic.
In 1904 and 1905 he was Kapellmeister at the Stuttgarter Hoftheater
His compositions include 22 operettas, 6 ballets, dance music and lieder.
Hellmesberger died in Vienna at age 52.
- Free scores by Joseph Hellmesberger, Jr. in the International Music Score Library Project
- Josef Hellmesberger, Jr. biography at the Tribal Smile Music Encyclopedia
- Josef Hellmesberger, Jr. biography at aeiou Encyclopedia
- Biographies of members of the Hellmesberger family (in German)
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