Postolka, Milan , Czech musicologist; b. Prague, Sept. 29, 1932; d. there, Dec. 14, 1993. He studied with Očadlik and Sychra at the Univ. of Prague (1951–56), passing the state examination in musicology (1956), taking the C.Sc. (1966), and obtaining his Ph.D (1967; with the diss. Leopold Koželuh: Život a dío [Leopold Kozeluh: Life and Works]; publ. in Prague, 1964). He worked in the music division of Prague’s National Museum (from 1958), and also taught at the Univ. of Prague (1966–79); was director of a research team studying 17th- and 18th-century Czech music at the Czech Academy of Sciences (1972–86). He publ. books on Czech music of the 18th century (Prague, 1961) and on the young Haydn (Prague, 1988).
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