Jiří Srnka

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Jiří Srnka
Srnka Jiri.jpg
Born 19 August 1907
Písek Austria-Hungary
Died 31 January 1982(1982-01-31) (aged 74)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Occupation composer

Jiří Srnka (19 August 1907 Písek – 31 January 1982 Prague) was a Czech composer.


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.[1] 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.


  1. ^ "Srnka Jiří (1907 - 1982)" (in Czech). Czech Radio. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 

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