Benkert, George Felix 11.apr.1831-30.jan.1876 USA Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Germantown - Washington DC
pianist, violinist, studied in Philadelphia under Joseph Francis Duggan, in Germany under Peter Lindpaintner and Vienna under Simon Sechter, 1850 musician and 1860 music teacher in Philadelphia, 1866 he was as musician in San Francisco lodging with shoe merchant George Frederick Benkert (Philadelphia 1838- / 1880 shoe merchant in Washington DC), 1869 moved to Washington DC, 1874-1876 teacher of John Philip Sousa in Washington DC, 1876 conductor of the Washington Symphony and Orchestral Union of Washington, buried at Oak Hill Cemetery Georgetown ; son of shoemaker Leonard Benkert (Germany 1807-) and Catherine (Germany 1810-) ; he married Rachilde (Wurttemberg 1838-) they had a son Charles L Benkert (1859-) ; c1874 aged 53 he married the 18 year old Melitta Viola Schott (Washington DC Georgetown nov.1857-20.may.1921 Washington DC) they had twin sons George Felix Benkert (Washington DC 9.feb.1874-) and Arthur L Benkert (Washington DC 9.feb.1874-), 1876 Melitta was widowed at age 20 and never remarried

Title Parts


[] Piano concerto in A flat
[] String quartet in E
[] Marion May. Song
words Henry H. Paul
pub A. Fiot, Philadelphia 1849

[] Graziella waltz. Piano
pub Edward L. Walker, Philadelphia 1850

[] Oh! 'Tis glory!. Voice or choir and piano
pub Edward L. Walker, Philadelphia 1850

[] Pretty Jenny Wren. Canzonet. Voice and piano
pub Oliver Ditson, Boston 1850

[] Grand mass. Choir and orchestra. Vienna 1855
[] Maggie polka. Piano
pub Lee & Walker, Philadelphia 1856

[] Gruss Gott. Choir. 1857
[] L'Absence. Waltz. Piano
pub Lee & Walker, Philadelphia 1857

[] Trio. Piano, violin and cello. 1858
[] Sons of Columbia. Song
words Mrs. Thomas M. Coleman
pub Johnson, Philadelphia 1861

[] Save the Union. Song
words Thomas M. Coleman
pub G. Andre & Co. Philadelphia 1861

[] The Indian girl. A scene in the early history of Pennsylvania. The music by Geo. Felix Benkert
[] Drei deutsche lieder. Soprano and piano. op1
pub Hallberger Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart Germany. 1856
[] 1 - Dein auge
[] 2 - Der gefangene sanger
[] 3 - Wenn sich zwei herzen scheiden
[] Fantaisie sur le nom Bertha. Flute and piano. op2
pub Hallberger Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart Germany. 1856

[] The Peri-Polka. Piano. op3
pub Hallberger Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart Germany. 1856

[] Rondo. Piano. op4
pub Hallberger Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart Germany. 1856

[] Cordelia aus Konig Lear. Piano. op5
pub Hallberger Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart Germany. 1856

[] Marche chinoise. Piano. op6
pub Hallberger Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart Germany. 1856

[] 3 Pieces caracteristiques premieres. Piano. op18
pub Hallberger Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart Germany. 1856
[] 1 - L'Innocence
[] 2 - Les trois soeurs
[] 3 - La chasse
[] Kuckuck. Piano. op21
pub Hallberger Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart Germany. 1856

[] 3 Pieces caracteristiques nouvelles. Piano. op22
pub Hallberger Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart Germany. 1856

[] Kor tancz Magyar. Piano. op25
pub Hallberger Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart Germany. 1856

[] Abendstille. Voice and piano. op35
words Kinkel
pub Hallberger Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart Germany

[] Napoleon IV. Grande marche. Piano. op36
pub Hallberger Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart Germany

[] Cordelia. Opera in 5 acts
libretto after Shakespeare's King Lear

[] Viola. Opera in 3 acts
libretto after Shakespeare's Twelfth night

[] The dragon of Wantley. Opera in 3 acts
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