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Anthony Philip Heinrich
1781 - 1861
Anthony Philip Heinrich short biography
Often called ‘American Beethoven’, Anthony Philip Heinrich was one of very important musicians and the first professional composer in the 19th Century America. Heinrich was born in Bohemia and moved to America in 1805. An important violinist, conductor, composer, and artists’ manager, Heinrich made an enormous contribution to all aspects of American musical life. In New York Heinrich was a founder the New York Philharmonic Society.