Blatný, Josef, Czech organist, pedagogue, and composer, father of Pavel Blatný; b. Brurtn, March 19, 1891; d. there (Brno), July 18, 1980. He studied composition with Janáček at the Brünn Organ School (1909–12), and then was his assistant; subsequently was prof. of organ at the Brno Cons. (1928–56) and teacher of organ improvisation at the Janáček Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Brno (1947–55).
Sinfonia brevis for String Orch. (1957); 2 Symphonic Dances (1959); Chamber Sym. (1961); 3 violin sonatas (1925, 1957, 1968); 3 string quartets (1928, 1954, 1962); Suite for 2 Flutes, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1947); Piano Trio (1950); Piano Quartet (1968); Piano Sonata (1960); organ pieces; vocal music.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire