|Born||19 August 1907
|Died||31 January 1982
His teacher was the well known violinist, Otakar Ševčík at the Prague Conservatory from the age of 8. From 1928, he studied at the school of Vítězslav Novák and Alois Hába. He composed music for nearly 200 films. These included Krakatit, Jan Hus, and Dařbuján a Pandrhola. Additionally, he created works for TV series, such as F. L. Věk. His works depicts the essential parts of his connection with the musical reality. Some films gained international reputation as a result of his musics. He wrote several songs and orchestral works as well.