František Alois Drdla (Germanized as Franz Drdla; 28 November 1868 – 3 September 1944)
František Kmoch Drdla was a Czech composer and violinist who lived during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia in 1868, and began studying music at a young age. Drdla was a prolific composer, producing works in a variety of genres including opera, symphonies, chamber music, and solo violin pieces.
One of Drdla's most well-known works is his composition "Souvenir de Florence," a piece for violin and orchestra. This beautiful and romantic piece is inspired by the city of Florence and its stunning architecture and art. It has become a staple of the classical violin repertoire, and has been performed by numerous musicians around the world.
Despite his success as a composer, Drdla was also a talented performer, and was known for his virtuosic violin playing. He toured extensively throughout Europe, performing with some of the most famous musicians of his time. Drdla's contributions to classical music have not been forgotten, and his works continue to be enjoyed by music lovers today.