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Czech Historical Personas

Zdenek Fibich

Category: Musician

Learn more about Zdenek Fibich Zdenek Fibich  (1850 – 1900) was a Czech composer of classical music. Among his compositions are chamber works (including two string quartets, a piano trio, piano quartet and a quintet for piano, strings and winds), symphonic poems, three symphonies, at least seven operas (the most famous probably Sarka and The […]

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Vitezslav Novak

Category: Musician

Learn more about Vitezslav Novak Vitezslav Augustin Rudolf Novak ( 1870 – 1949) was a Czech composer and pedagogue. Stylistically, he was part of the neo-romantic tradition, and his music has been occasionally considered an early example of Czech modernism. Biography – Early years Novak (baptized Viktor Novak) was born in Kamenice nad Lipou, a […]

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Pavel Josef Vejvanovsky

Category: Musician

Learn more about Pavel Josef Vejvanovsky Pavel Josef Vejvanovsky (c. 1633 or 1639 – 1693) was a Czech-Moravian composer and trumpeter of the Baroque period. Life Vejvanovsky was born in Moravia (Hukvaldy or Hlucin) in either 1633 or 1639. He received an education at the Jesuit university in Opava, where he also began composing. Moravia […]

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Oskar Nedbal

Category: Musician

Learn more about Oskar Nedbal Oskar Nedbal (March 26, 1874 – December 24, 1930) was a Czech violist, composer, and conductor of classical music. Born in Tabor in southern Bohemia, he moved to Prague as a child, where he studied violin and later viola at the Prague Conservatory under the supervision of Antonin Bennewitz. He […]

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Leos Janacek

Category: Musician

Learn more about Leos Janacek Leos Janacek, baptised Leo Eugen Janacek; (1854 –  1928) was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher. He was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music to create an original, modern musical style. Until 1895 he devoted himself mainly to folkloristic research. While his early musical output […]

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Krystof Harant

Category: Musician

Learn more about Krystof Harant Krystof Harant of Polzice and Bezdruzice (Czech: Krystof Harant z Polzic a Bezdruzic, 1564 – June 21, 1621) was a Czech nobleman, humanist, soldier, traveler, writer, and composer. In this last role, he represented in Bohemia the school of Franco-Flemish polyphony. Harant was born at Klenova Castle, near Klatovy, in […]

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Julius Fucik

Category: Musician

Learn more about Julius Fucik Sometimes known as the “Bohemian Sousa” for his work with military bands, Julius Ernest Wilhelm Fucik (July 18, 1872 – September 25, 1916) was a Czech conductor and composer, the creator of over 400 marches, polkas, and waltzes. His marches are regularly performed as patriotic music in the Czech Republic, […]

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Josef Suk

Category: Musician

Learn more about Josef Suk Josef Suk (1874 – 1935) was a Bohemian composer and violinist. He studied under Antonin Dvorak, whose daughter he married. Biography Josef Suk, early 1900s From a young age, Josef Suk (born in Krecovice, Bohemia) was deeply involved and well-trained in music. He learned organ, violin, and piano from his […]

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Josef Myslivecek

Category: Musician

Learn more about Josef Myslivecek Josef Myslivecek (March 9, 1737 – February 4, 1781) was a Czech composer of classical music. Myslivecek and his twin brother, Jachym, were born in Prague to a prosperous mill owner. He studied philosophy at Charles-Ferdinand University, but he left school without a degree. He then followed in the footsteps […]

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Jan Vaclav Vorisek

Category: Musician

Learn more about Jan Vaclav Vorisek Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek; also know as Johann Hugo Worzischek,  (1791, in Vamberk, Bohemia – 1825, in Vienna, Austria) was a Czech composer, pianist and organist. Life Vorisek was born in the town of Vamberk, Bohemia, where his father was schoolmaster, choirmaster and organist. As a child prodigy, he […]

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