- Anna Šerých
(b Prague, Sept 14, 1924; d Prague, May 11, 1989). Czech composer and musicologist. Her father, a professor at Charles University, Prague, supervised her education and musical studies. After private music lessons, she attended the Prague Conservatory, 1945–8, studying the piano with Jan Heřman and composition with Alois Hába, and Charles University, where she graduated in musicology, aesthetics and literature. Her career encompassed composing, teaching theory at the Prague Conservatory, and research, notably in medieval music and Czech Renaissance polyphony. Within her vast output, vocal, especially choral, works predominate; her oratorios and cantatas in particular reveal the influence of medieval music. She also produced educational music and many chamber works, several to commission.