Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Vilém Blodek

  1. #1
    Senior Member Joachim Raff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    West Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    292
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Vilém Blodek

    03316934.jpeg

    Vilém Blodek (born as Vilém František Plodek, 3rd October 1834 Prague - 1st May 1874 Prague) studied flute with Antonín Eiser (1800–1876) and composition with Jan Bedřich Kittl (1808–1868) at the Prague Conservatory. After graduating in 1852, Blodek worked as a music teacher in the town of Lubycza (part of Galicia at the time).

    Having returned to Prague in 1855, he started his career as a concert pianist and was also appointed conductor of the German Deutscher Männergesangsverein choir. In 1860 he became a flute professor at the Prague Conservatory, having succeeded his former teacher Antonín Eiser. From 1869 onwards, however, a mental illness started to affect Blodek's life, which eventually led to his hospitalization at Na Kateřinkách asylum in Prague, where Blodek died at the age of 39.

    Blodek is well-known mainly as the author of operas based on Karel Sabina's librettos, namely In the Well (V Studni) (1866–1867) and Zítek (1869, unfinished). His Flute Concerto in D major (around 1862) was a part of the flute concert repertoire up to the present. He also wrote enthusiasts for the Estates Theater (from 1858 onwards), choral music, songs, religious music, etc.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Joachim Raff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    West Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    292
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Recommended listening:

    81up7LlTWDL._SS500_.jpg

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •