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Vilém BLODEK

(*3.10.1834, Prague - ✝1.5.1874, Prague)

Czech composer, flautist and pedagogue

He was studying piano with Dreyschock, flute with Eiser and composition with Kittl at Prague conservatory. After, he worked as a music teacher, concert pianist and conductor of Prague man choir. He wrote for it a number of choruses of patriotic topic. He is an author of his own flute tutor, music for 60 plays (f.e. music for the 1864 Shakespeare colebrations). Blodek's well-known work is his one act opera V studni (In the Well) in the style of early Romantics.

Choose of works: comic opera Zítek, 1868-69, Symphony in D Minor, 1858-59.

Literature:
J. Tyrrell: Czech Opera /ed. Cambridge 1988/