(b Brno, 1913; d Brno, 1993). Cz. conductor, pianist, and composer. Cond. Brno Opera, 1936–9. Ass. cond. Ostrava Opera 1939–48, cond. Brno Opera 1948–52, art. dir. 1952–78. Chief cond. Brno State PO 1978–83. Also cond. in Helsinki, Florence, Leipzig. Prof. of cond., Janáček Acad. of Mus. Arts. Authority on Janáček., cond. all his operas in Brno 1958, and on Smetana and Martinů.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.