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(*27. 4. 1914 Prague — †20. 1. 1964 Prague)

Czech composer

Jan Rychlik was a musician of universal outlook. Well-versed in jazz and folklore, he studied composition in which he put to use classical principles while taking inspiration from New Music. He worked for the film and theatre but also authored a number of chamber and vocal compositions, which reflect his artistic profile. Having displayed his interest in the winds, he subsequently produced such theoretical works as Modern Instrumentation. The most known composition is his African Cycle for eight wind instruments and piano (1961, CD Arta Accords).

Text: Musica Bona