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(*30. 9. 1935 Prague †23. 6. 1999 Prague)

Czech composer

He studied at the Prague Conservatory and at the Academy of Performing Arts with Emil Hlobil. After his Romantic style episode, he began to experiment, making use of great invention. He worked as a freelance composer, and debuted with the opera Lancelot based on the Flemish legend (1961). His famous compositions appeared at the end of 1960´s most notably Fifteen Sheets about Dürer´s Apocalypse (1965), the cycle Caprichos (1966) based on the work of Francisco Goya, The Lament above the Devastation of the City of Ur (1970, revised in 1978). He wrote approximately 9 orchestral works, 9 concerts (also for the guitar and organ), chamber and solo compositions, 2 melodramas and almost 250 musical score for TV and 75 film scores. Some of them were awarded icluding. Golet in the Valley (1995), King Ubu (1996).