Rozkošný, Josef Richard

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Rozkošný, Josef Richard

Rozkošný, Josef Richard , Czech composer; b. Prague, Sept. 21, 1833; d. there, June 3, 1913. He studied painting and music in Prague, his teachers being Tomaschek (piano) and Kittl (composition). His songs and choruses became popular, and he successfully attempted the composition of operas to Czech librettos; 8 operas were produced in Prague, among them Svatojanské proudy (The Rapids of St. John; Oct. 3, 1871), Popelka (Cinderella; May 31, 1885), and Černé jezero (The Black Lake; Jan. 6, 1906). He also publ. a number of piano pieces.

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