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Franz Xaver Pokorny (Composer)

Born: 20th December 1729, Mestec Kralove, Czechia

Died: 2nd July 1794, Regensburg, Germany

Nationality: Czech

František Xaver Pokorný was a Czech classical period composer and violinist.

While young, he left his hometown for Regensburg where he studied violin playing with Joseph Riepel. In 1750 he went to Wallerstein where he played violin in the Oettingen-Wallerstein court orchestra. In 1753 he went to Mannheim where he further studied with Johann Stamitz and Ignaz Holzbauer among others. After the death of Philip Charles Domenic Oettingen-Wallerstein in 1766 he asked for permission to leave the court for three to four years.

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