Hrimaly, Otakar, Czech violinist, conductor, and composer, nephew of Johann (Jan) and son of Adalbert (Vojtěch) Hřimaly; b. Czernowitz, Bukovina, Dec. 20, 1883; d. Prague, July 10, 1945. He was trained in Vienna at the Cons, and the Univ. He went to Moscow, where he was conductor of the Cons, opera dept. (1910–16) and at the Opera (1919–22). He then lived in Czernowitz until the Russian occupation forced him to flee to Prague, where he joined the Cons, in 1940. He wrote an opera, 2 ballets, 7 syms., Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, chamber music, and piano pieces.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire