Josef Richard Rozkošný

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Josef Richard Rozkošný

Josef Richard Rozkošný (21 September 1833 – 3 June 1913) was a Czech composer and pianist.[1][2] He was born and died in Prague, where he studied music.

Works[edit]

Operas[edit]

  • Ave Maria, libretto V. Trappl; unperformed, lost (1855 or 1856)
  • Mikuláš (Nicholas) 1870
  • Svatojanské proudy (St John's Rapids, after the rapids on the Vltava) also called Vltavská víla (The Spirit of the Vltava) 1871; performed in German as St. Johannes Stromschnellen
  • Záviš z Falkenštejna (Zavis of Falkenstein) 1877
  • Mladí pytláci (The Young Poachers) 1877, libretto Jindřich Hanuš Böhm, unperformed, lost
  • Alchymista (The Alchemist) 1880, libretto also by Böhm, also unperformed, lost
  • Popelka (Cinderella) 1885
  • Krakonoš (The Rübezahl Spirit) 1889
  • Stoja 1894
  • Satanela also Satanella 1898
  • Černé jezero (Black Lake) also Šumavská víla (The Spirit of the Šumava Forest) 1906
  • Rusalka (unfinished)

Selected recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Rozkozny, Josef Richard (1833–1913)" in The Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music: Composers and their Music, William H. Rehrig, Paul E. Bierley, 1991. ("Josef Richard Rozkosny was born on September 21, 1833, in Prague, Bohemia, and studied music and art in Prague. He was the composer of eight operas and numerous piano pieces.")
  2. ^ The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera, 1996, p. 111, John Hamilton Warrack, Ewan West. ("Others who successfully built upon Smetana's example included Richard Rozkosny (1833–1913), Vilém Blodek (1834–74), Karel Bendl (1838–97), Josef Nešvera (1842–1914), Karel Sebor (1843–1903), and Karel Weiss (1862–1944).