- Aleš Nagode
(b Polhov Gradec, Slovenia, March 1, 1796; d Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 24, 1863). Slovenian composer and church musician. He was born into a family of farmers and instrument builders. He studied piano and organ with F. Robert Lesjak, a former choirmaster of a Franciscan convent in Ljubljana and at the time the chaplain at a local manor. At 13 years of age Rihar became parish organist in Polhov Gradec. He attended gymnasium in Ljubljana, earning his living as a piano tuner. He studied at a seminary for priests in Ljubljana and was ordained in ...