(b Křečovice, 1874; d Benešov, nr. Prague, 1935).
Cz. composer and violinist. 2nd vn. in Bohemian Str. Qt. 1892–1933. Married Dvořák's daughter (d 1905). Prof. of comp., Prague Cons. 1922–35. Early works influenced by Dvořák, but later developed a more complex harmonic and polyphonic style, sometimes near to atonality. Works incl.:
in E♭, str. (1892); sym. No.1 in E (1897–9), No.2 (1905–6);
Pohádka (Fairy Tales)
, suite (1899–1900);
(Prague), sym.‐poem (1904);
(A Summer's Tale) (1907–9);
(Harvest Time), sym.‐poem (1912–17);
War TriptychSvatý VáclaveMeditation on an old Bohemian ChoraleLegend of the Dead VictorsV nový život
, Op.35, No.1 (Oh, St Wenceslas), (1914), No.2 (1919), No.3 Sokol ceremonial march, (Towards a New Life, 1919–20);
in G minor, vn., orch. (1902).
, women's ch. (1899);
, male ch. (1900).
voice(s) & piano/orch.:
, v., pf. (1892);
(About Mother), 5 songs, v., pf. (1907);
Životem a snem
(Life and Dreams), v., pf. (1909);
, sop., bar., bass, ch., orch. (1920–9).
2 str. qts. (1896, 1911); pf. qt., pf. quintet, pf. trio;
, vn., pf.;
, vn., pf.;
Meditation on old Bohemian Chorale
Op.35a (1914), arr. for str. qt. from orch. work.