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date: 21 January 2020

Pazdírek familylocked

  • John Tyrrell


Czech family of publishers and musicians .

(b Drahanovice, Moravia, Jan 19, 1839; d Vöslau, nr Vienna, May 17, 1919). Publisher and composer . He was the son of Josef Pazdírek (1813–96), a village teacher and musician. He settled in Vienna in 1855 and worked for various publishers (Spina, Gustave Lewy, Doblinger) until 1868 when he founded his own firm, which published many of Schubert’s posthumous works. When his firm was taken over by Doblinger in 1880, he began teaching at the Theresian Academy (1882–1906). He composed five operas, six string quartets, songs, chamber music and sacred music. With his brother (2) František, he published the 34-volume Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur (Vienna, 1904–10/R), which cited all musical editions known by them to be in print and is still a valuable work of reference.

(b Citov, nr Přerov, Moravia...

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