Karel Blažej Kopřiva

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Karel Blažej Kopřiva (or Karl Blasius Kopriva; 9 February 1756 in Cítoliby – 15 May 1785 in Cítoliby) was a Czech organist and composer from a family of musicians.

Life and career[edit]

Kopřiva studied first with his father, the composer Václav Jan Kopřiva (1708–1789), and later with Josef Seger in Prague. Then he became organist at the St. Jacob's Church in Cítoliby. He is especially renowned for his numerous concertos and fairs.

His brother Jan Jáchym Kopřiva (1754–1792) was also a notable musician.

List of selected works[edit]

  • 12 symphonies (lost)
  • 8 organ concertos (one survived)
  • Missa Solemnis in Dis
  • Requiem in C
  • Motetti: Dictamina mea (in Dis), Gloria Deo (in D), Veni sponsa Christi (in D)
  • Offertorium O, magna coeli Domina (in C)
  • Arias: Ah, cordi trito (in Dis), Amoenitate vocum (in D), Quod pia voce cano (in Dis), Siste ultricem dexteram (in B)

Solo organ works (complete)[edit]

  • Prelude in C major
  • Fugue-pastorella in C major
  • Fugue in A flat major
  • Fugue in F minor
  • Fughetta after Handel in G major
  • Fuga supra cognomen DEBEFE in D minor
  • Fugue in A minor


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