Mašek family [Maschek, Machek, Mascek
- Adrienne Simpson,
- Jiťrenka Pešková
- and Jernej Weiss
Czech family of musicians.
(b Zvíkovec, nr Rokycany [now Czech Republic], April 5, 1755; d Prague, Nov 15, 1831). Composer and conductor, the most celebrated member of the family. He came from a family of village cantors and received his early musical training from his father, Tomáš Mašek. He then went to Prague, where he studied the piano with F.X. Dušek and composition with Josef Seger. He entered the service of Count Vrtba and travelled widely, giving concerts in Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig, and Dresden. He settled in Prague in ...