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Josef Bohuslav Foerster

Josef Bohuslav Foerster

Josef Bohuslav Foerster


Josef Bohuslav Foerster (30 December 1859 – 29 May 1951) was a Czech composer of classical music. Foerster was born in Dětenice, in an area called the Bohemian Paradise. His was a musical family normally living in Prague, where his father, a composer also named Josef Foerster, taught at the Conservatory. From 1884 he worked as a critic, and he would prove to be a writer of distinction. In 1893 he married the leading Czech soprano Berta Lautererová (Bertha Lauterer) in Hamburg Read more on Last.fm
Josef Bohuslav Foerster (30 December 1859 – 29 May 1951) was a Czech composer of classical music. Foerster was born in Dětenice, in an area called the Bohemian Paradise. His was a musical family normally living in Prague, where his father, a composer also named Josef Foerster, taught at the Conservatory. From 1884 he worked as a critic, and he would prove to be a writer of distinction.

In 1893 he married the leading Czech soprano Berta Lautererová (Bertha Lauterer) in Hamburg, during ten years making his living there as a critic, and she was engaged at the Hamburg Staatsoper. In 1901 he became a teacher at the Hamburg Conservatory. In 1903 Berta went to sing at the Vienna Hofoper, and so Josef moved there with her, continuing to make a living as a music critic. He returned to Prague on the foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic in 1918, thereafter teaching at the conservatory and the university.

In 1946 he was declared a National Composer. He died in Nový Vestec. Compositions: five symphonies; six operas ("Eva" is the most famous one); two violin concertos; cello concerto;four string quartets; a wind quintet;two symphonic poems, compositions for voice; and many others 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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