Václav Dobiáš biography

Václav Dobiáš

Composer

1909 – 1978

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Who was Václav Dobiáš?

Václav Dobiáš was a Czech composer.

Dobiáš studied in Prague with Josef Bohuslav Foerster and then at the Prague Conservatory under Vítězslav Novák. Many of his early works show considerable influence from folk music. Later in his life he became interested in quarter tone composition, especially after studying with Alois Hába. After working in the Czech Ministry of Information, he became professor at the Prague Academy of Music in 1950. Some of his 1940s and 1950s works, especially his cantatas, were written in praise of communism.

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Born
Sep 22, 1909
Died
May 18, 1978
Prague

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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