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Jiří Ignác Linek

Jiří Ignác Linek

Jiří Ignác Linek


Jiří Ignác Línek (21 January, 1725 - 30 December, 1791) was a renowned Czech late-Baroque composer and pedagogue, said to have composed over 300 works in his lifetime. He is especially noted for his Christmas pastorals and for his initiation of a literary brotherhood within Bohemia. He was born at Bakov nad Jizerou. In the period official register was his name entered as Linka. Nevertheless, he always signed himself Linek. He studied at the piarist gymnasium in Kosmonosy, later he studied composition with Josef Seger. Read more on Last.fm
Jiří Ignác Línek (21 January, 1725 - 30 December, 1791) was a renowned Czech late-Baroque composer and pedagogue, said to have composed over 300 works in his lifetime. He is especially noted for his Christmas pastorals and for his initiation of a literary brotherhood within Bohemia. He was born at Bakov nad Jizerou. In the period official register was his name entered as Linka. Nevertheless, he always signed himself Linek.

He studied at the piarist gymnasium in Kosmonosy, later he studied composition with Josef Seger.[3] From 1747 to his death he worked as a teacher, choirmaster, and member of the literary fraternity in Bakov nad Jizerou. He died of the tuberculosis. The site of his grave is not known. Most of Linek's music was composed for the church, his favorite instrument was the harpsichord. Many of his religious works were written on the Czech texts.

He composed pastorals, (at least thirty numbers), Easter sepolcros, as well as devotional pieces dedicated to St. John Nepomucene. 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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