Miksch, a German musician (Bone 1914)

Miksch, a German musician, who was born about 1770, in Georgenthal, Bohemia, and died at Dresden in 1813. He was a younger brother of Johann Aloys Miksch, who, commencing towards the close of 1819, was for some years chorus-master under Weber in the Court Opera, Dresden. With his brother he studied in Italy, Johann being considered a first rate teacher of singing, and the younger brother a virtuoso on the waldhorn and guitar. He was a member of the Court Orchestra in Dresden under Weber, and remained in this position until his death. Riemann states that Miksch the younger was the creator of the modern style of guitar playing. [Bone Guitar and Mandolin 1914, 208]