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Reinberger, Jiff

Reinberger, Jiff

Reinberger, Jiří , Czech organist, teacher, and composer; b. Brunn, April 14, 1914; d. Prague, May 28, 1977. He was a student of Treglar (organ diploma, 1932) and of Petrzelka (composition diploma, 1938) at the Brno Cons., and then of Novàk (composition) in Prague (1938–10). He also studied organ with Widermann and in Leipzig with Ramin and Sträube. After teaching at the Brno Cons. (1945), he settled in Prague as a teacher at the Cons. From 1951 he taught at the Academy of Musical Arts. He made tours of Europe as a recitalist, winning distinction for his performances of Bach and Czech composers. In 1964 he was made an Artist of Merit by the Czech government. Among his compositions were 2 syms. (1938, 1958), 3 organ concertos (1940, 1956, 1960), and a Cello Concerto (1962).

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