(b Kelč, Moravia, 1882; d Prague, 1969). Cz. composer and conductor. Prof. at Prague Cons., from 1918, later becoming dir. Comp. 2 syms., 13 operas, several str. qts., mus. for Maeterlinck's The Blue Bird, song-cycles, and works for children.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.