Philipp Broch Jewish Violinist Czech

Philipp Broch, 1812-1864, Notable Jewish Violinist and Composer

Traces the career of Philipp Broch (1812-1864), a Jewish violinist and composer born in Prossnitz/Prostějov, Moravia, and part of the first full generation of Jews able to take advantage of religious toleration in order to have careers in the arts and professions within the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Broch received his early training in Moravia, then advanced training at the Conservatory in Vienna. After an important position as professor of Violin for the Musikverein in Lemberg (now Lviv, Ukraine), and concert tours in the East, he became orchestra director at the Theater an der Wien, a position which he held until his death in 1864.
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