Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Music Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Music Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Benedict, Sir Julius (opera)locked

  • Nigel Burton


(b Stuttgart, 27 Nov or Dec 24, 1804; d London, June 5, 1885). English composer and conductor of German birth . His date of birth is usually given as 27 November 1804, but William Barclay Squire claimed that it ‘is generally believed to have been on 24 Dec. of that year’. Benedict’s father, a Stuttgart banker, placed him under J. C. L. Abeille for musical instruction; at 15 he went to Weimar to study with Hummel, who introduced him to Beethoven. In ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Please subscribe to access the full content.

Musical Times
Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 1885-1901, suppls., 1901-96)
F. Stieger: Opernlexikon
Naples, Conservatorio di Musica S Pietro a Majella, Biblioteca
Allgemeine (deutsche) Musik-Zeitung/Musikzeitung (1874-1943)
A. Loewenberg: Annals of Opera, 1597-1940
C. Dahlhaus and S. Döhring, eds.: Pipers Enzyklopädie des Musiktheaters (Munich and Zürich, 1986-97)