Jaroslav Kvapil


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(b Fryšták, Moravia, 1892; d Brno, 1959).

Cz. composer, conductor, and teacher. Pupil of Janáček at Brno org. orch. 1906–9 and of Reger, Leipzig Cons. 1911–13. Prof., Brno Cons. from 1919; Choirmaster and cond. Brno Beseda 1919–47; taught at Janáček Acad., Brno, 1947–57. Works incl. 4 syms.; 2 vn. concs.; ob. conc.; pf. conc.; Burlesque, fl., orch.; opera Romance in May (Prague 1950); cantata The Lion's Heart (Brno 1931); 6 str. qts. (1914–51); pf. quintet; 3 pf. sonatas. Cond. first Cz. perf. of Bach's St Matthew Passion (1923).

Subjects: Music.

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