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Iša Krejči

Iša Krejči

Iša Krejči


Iša Krejčí (July 10, 1904, Prague - March 6, 1968, Prague) was a Czech composer of the neoclassic mould and conductor. He studied history and musicology at Charles University and concurrently piano playing with A. Šíma and composition with K. B. Jirák at the Prague Conservatoire. He also attended a master class at that school, studying composition under V. Novák and conducting with V. Talich. After gaining his fist experiences of a conductor Read more on Last.fm
Iša Krejčí (July 10, 1904, Prague - March 6, 1968, Prague) was a Czech composer of the neoclassic mould and conductor. He studied history and musicology at Charles University and concurrently piano playing with A. Šíma and composition with K. B.

Jirák at the Prague Conservatoire. He also attended a master class at that school, studying composition under V. Novák and conducting with V. Talich.

After gaining his fist experiences of a conductor in the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava (1928 - 32) and in Prague s National Theatre (1933 - 34), Krejčí worked as a music producer in the Czechoslovak Radio (1934 - 45) and a conductor of the Orchestral Association in Prague (1936 - 45). In the following years he was head of an opera company in Olomouc, from 1958 onwards a dramaturgist of the National Theatre Opera Compeny ln Prague and during the 1964 - 65 season head of an opera company in České Budéjovice. His dramaturgy there was noted for the successful staging of several new operas. Although Isa Krejci may be described as a modest, one might even say, shy man who never tried publicly to promote his own works, his music has come to be very popular indeed, mostly thanks to its indiputable artistic qualities. As far as Krejčí´s compositional type is concerned, he is known to have proceeded from Mozartian style whose harmonics was enriched by dissonances.

His melodics is straightfonvard and simple, condensed but invariably well - defined and witty, resembling folk musicality. Isa Krejci s compasitions, predominantly retaining the classical forms, are transparent, charming, lively or even wanton in rapid sequences, meditative in slow-flowing ones, while the artist was no stranger to tragic positions either. His most successful opuses include the opera An Uproar in Efes, besed on Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, orchestrel works from the 1950s as well as a number of chamber compositions, among which Krejčí minor Cassation for Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet and Bassoon, written in the early days of his career, stands out as one of his most popular pieces. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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