FRIEDRICH AUGUST BELCKE (1795 - 1874)
The trombonist Friedrich Belcke was the son of the town musician in Lucka. After gaining proficiency on the horn he turned his attention to the trombone and in 1815 joined the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. He then moved to Berlin, where he played in the court orchestra for over 40 years.
Belcke’s compositions were principally for his own instrument, making technical demands that he was well able to meet, as one of the leading virtuosi of his time.