Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881


František Xaver Brixi

Brixi, Franz Xaver (1732-1771). Czech organist and composer. After studying philosophy at Charles University he gained a series of positions as organist or choir director in several Prague churches, culminating in 1759 with his appointment at the Cathedral of St Vitus. His creative output comprises in the main sacred music, including some 105 settings of the mass. Lumír 13/7/1854 related that he was ‘born in Prague 1732 of a name of a renowned artistic family celebrated on almost the same level as Benda.’