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Karel NEDBAL

(*28.10.1888 Dvůr Králové + 20.3.1964 Prague)


Czech conductor and composer

The nephew of the composer and conductor Oskar Nedbal was a pupil of Vítězslav Novák and Josef Bohuslav Foerster. He worked as a conductor at the Vinohrady Theatre from 1914 to 1920. In 1920 he became chief conductor at Olomouc Opera Theatre. In 1928 he replaced his uncle Oskar in Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava. In 1938-40 he conducted in Brno, in 1941-45 he returned to Olomouc, from 1945 to 1947 he worked as a conductor at the Prague National Theatre.