Alfred Holý


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(b Oporto, 1866; d Vienna, 1948). Portuguese harpist of Cz. origin. Prin. hp. Ger. Opera in Prague 1885–96, Berlin Royal Opera 1896–1903, Vienna Opera 1903–13, Boston SO 1913–28. Taught at New Eng. Cons., Boston. Comp. works for hp. Strauss commissioned from him two books of studies for his own orch. hp. parts.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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