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date: 25 August 2019

Obrovská, Janalocked

  • Anna Šerých

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(b Prague, Sept 13, 1930; d Prague, April 4, 1987). Czech composer. Born into an artistic family, she had a short but significant musical career. She studied the piano with Berta Kabeláčová, music theory with Jaroslav Řídký and composition with Emil Hlobil at the Prague Conservatory (1949–55), where her graduation composition, an acclaimed Piano Concerto, revealed her talent for concertante forms. She worked as an editor for the Supraphon music publishing house in Prague. She was married to the guitar player Milan Zelenka. Her guitar pieces show a delicate stylization: Passacaglia-Toccata won the prize at the international guitar competition in Paris in 1972, and Hommage à Béla Bartók was the compulsory piece for the 1975 competition.

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