Schott Piano Classics series - Benda Six Sonatas. Georg Benda was born on 30. June 1722 in Bohemia, and 1997 was the 275th anniversary of his birth. He is the most celebrated member of the musical Benda family and besides works for the stage he wrote chiefly piano compositions. Zelter wrote to Goethe of Georg Benda: A true musician; I have never since met his like. The grade is similar to easy Haydn sonatas.