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George Schetky

Born: Jun 1, 1776

Death: Jan 1, 1831

Nationality: United States

George Schetky

Date of Birth : Jun 1, 1776
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1831

George Schetky was an American composer. Schetky was a violoncellist, music teacher, conductor, and one of the first American composers. He was also a music publisher with Benjamin Carr as his partner. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he emigrated to Philadelphia in 1787. In 1812, Schetky returned to Scotland, in protest to the War of 1812 since the war was against his native country. He returned to Philadelphia after the war in 1817. He was one of the founding members of the The Musical Fund Society.

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