Rudolf Nováček

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Rudolf Nováček
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Born Rudolf Nováček
(1860-04-07)7 April 1860
Bela Crkva, Austrian Empire
Died 11 August 1929(1929-08-11) (aged 69)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Occupation Composer, conductor

Rudolf Nováček (7 April 1860 – 11 August 1929) was a Czech composer, military conductor, and pedadogue.

Life and career[edit]

Rudolf Nováček was born on 7 April 1860 in the village of Bela Crkva (now Serbia). He studied Timișoara music school and then Conservatory in Vienna. Nováček became conductor of 11th Battalion in Austro-Hungarian Army and then member of 12th Battalion. In 1884 he joined Artistic Organization in Prague along with other significant Czech composers as Antonín Dvořák, Zdeněk Fibich or Karel Bendl.[1]

In 1890 he became bandleader of 1st Cavalry Regiment in Sofia and then in 1891-1895 in Romanian Royal Guard in Bucharest. He worked as conductor and music teacher in many cities in Russia, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.

After creation of Czechoslovakia, he had to become the director of the military school of the Czechoslovak Army. He died in 1929 in Prague on the consequences of an operation.[2]

Major works[edit]

Marches[edit]

  • Pochod 74. pluku (74er Defilier Marsch)
  • Benedek Jubiläums Marsch, 1879
  • Defilir-March, op. 25
  • Castaldo, op. 40, Named after commander of 28th Battalion Ludwig Castaldo (1839-1910), one of the well-known marches in Central Europe.
  • Náš druhý milion, 1891
  • Na zdar naší výstavě
  • My plzeňští hoši
  • Koridor Marsch
  • Pochod generála Laudona (General Laudon Marsch)
  • Kde domov můj
  • Pozdrav ze Sofie
  • Pochod našich hochů
  • Kardief
  • Pochod ministra Národní obrany
  • Na prej
  • Ahoj!

Dance music[edit]

  • Kouzlo květů, polka francais
  • Hygea, polka
  • Velebínka, polka
  • Ples juristů, polka
  • Pohádková kouzla, waltz
  • Mezi bratry, polka mazur
  • České album taneční, walz

Other compositions[edit]

  • Osm pamětních lístků, Op. 1
  • Little Suite for Piano (collection Young Czech pianist)
  • Sonata for Violion
  • Concert For Violin
  • Romance for Cello and Piano, 1889
  • Sinfonietta for Wind Instruments 1888
  • Othello, prelude

References[edit]

  1. ^ Franz Metz (2005). "Edition Musik Südost: Nováček, Rudolf" (in German). Edition Musik Südost. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Bohumil Pešek; Eva Vičarová (24 April 2009). "Český hudební slovník osob a institucí" (in Czech). Ústav hudební vědy Filozofické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity. Retrieved 5 March 2017.