Alois Provazník

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Alois Provazník (January 9, 1856 in Prague – January 31, 1938 in Rychnov nad Kněžnou) was a Czech composer and musical pedagogue.

During 1867–1870 Provazník was a singer at the Church of St. Margaret in the Břevnov Monastery, obtaining a basic musical and literary education there (his teacher was a well-known composer Bolard) Later, Provazník studied organ music at a music school in Prague. From 1882 he served as the director of organ choir in Blatná, and from 1886 at the same position in Rychnov nad Kněžnou.[1] For twenty years he taught singing at the gymnasium in Rychnov nad Kněžnou and until 1926 he led the local singing club "Dalibor".[1] His son, Anatol Provazník, was an organist and a composer.

Selected works[edit]

Provazník wrote many musical pieces, both chamber and popular music.

Sacred music

  • Improperia, Op. 37
  • Sedm slov Kristových (Seven Words of Christ), Op. 27
  • Stabat Mater, Op. 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Černušák, Gracián (ed.); Štědroň, Bohumír; Nováček, Zdenko (ed.) (1963). Československý hudební slovník II. M-Ž (in Czech). Prague: Státní hudební vydavatelství. p. 377. 

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