Vilém Blodek

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Born: 3 October 1834 — Prague — Czech Republic (Bohemia)
Died: 1 May 1874 — Prague — Czech Republic (Bohemia)
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Music

  • In the Well (V Studni) opera (1867)
  • Concerto for flute and orchestra in D major

Life

Vilém Blodek was a professor at the Prague Conservatory, where he taught the flute. Apart from that, he was a concert pianist, flute virtuoso, and the head of several Prague choirs. He was influenced by Mendelssohn and Smetana.

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(1910) Maurice Ravel: Premiere of Ma Mère l'Oye for two pianos, in Paris, France.
(1958) Heitor Villa-Lobos: Premiere of Symphony no. 12, in Washington D.C., USA.
(1985) Alfred Schnittke: Premiere of Concerto Grosso no. 3, in Moscow, Russia.

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