- John Tyrrell
- and Geoffrey Chew
(b Staré Město u Frýdku [now Frýdek-Místek], Moravia, April 12, 1931; d Brno, Dec 16, 2008). Czech musicologist and administrator. He studied musicology under Racek and Štědroň, and aesthetics under Mirko Novák at Brno University (1950–55), graduating in 1955 and taking the doctorate in 1967 with a dissertation on Slavonic elements in Beethoven's works and the CSc in 1968 with a dissertation on Mysliveček. He was awarded the DSc in 1989 for his dissertation on Beethoven's stage works. He was appointed assistant lecturer at Brno University in 1955 but although a highly productive scholar, editor, and administrator (head of musicology department from 1972 to 1989), he was barred, as a non-communist, from promotion until 1984, when he became lecturer. After the Velvet Revolution he was made vice-dean of the Arts Faculty (1989–91) and was appointed professor of musicology in 1990; he continued to teach at Brno University as an ‘external’ lecturer from ...