Knittl, Karel, Bohemian choral conductor and composer; b. Polna, Oct. 4, 1853; d. Prague, March 17, 1907. He was a pupil of Skuhersky at the Prague Organ School, and later of Pivoda (singing) and Smetana (conducting). From 1877 to 1890, and again from 1897 to 1901, he conducted the choral society Hlahol in Prague. He taught at the Prague Organ School (1882-89), and at the Prague Cons, (from 1889), serving as its administrative director (from 1901). He publ. a monograph on Skuhersky (Prague, 1894), and also composed orch. works, choruses, piano pieces, and songs.
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