Pischek, Johann Baptist (actually, Jan Krtitel Pišek)
Pischek, Johann Baptist (actually, Jan Křtitel Pišek)
Pischek, Johann Baptist (actually, Jan Křtitel Pišek) , Bohemian tenor; b. Mšeno, Oct. 13, 1814; d. Sigmaringen, Feb. 16, 1873. He was trained in the law before taking up music. In 1835 he made his operatic debut in Prague. From 1840 to 1848 he toured throughout Germany, appearing in both opera and concert. He served as court singer to the King of Württemberg in Stuttgart from 1844 to 1863. In 1845 he made his London debut, and sang with the Phil. Society there in 1845, 1846–47, 1849, and 1853. In 1849 he gave a command performance before Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire