Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda (1801 - 1866)

Born and trained in Prague, the Bohemian violinist and composer Kalliwoda spent much of his life in the service of the ruling prince in Donaueschingen. He enjoyed contemporary distinction as a performer, conductor and composer, being particularly prolific in the last of these callings. His later compositions pleased audiences of his time, but often lack profundity.

Orchestral Music

Kalliwoda wrote seven symphonies and a number of overtures. His concertos include a useful addition to an exiguous repertoire in his Variations and Rondo for bassoon.