štědroň, Bohumir, eminent Czech musicologist, brother of Vladimír Štědroň and uncle of Miloš Ště b. Vyžkov, Oct. 30, 1905; d. Brno, Nov. 24, 1982. He studied theory with Josef Blatny (1925–28) and piano with Vilém Kurz (1926–28); also took courses in history and geography at the Univ. of Brno (graduated, 1929), where he attended Helfert’s lectures in musicology; after further training in Italy (1931), he returned to the Univ. of Brno to take his Ph.D. in 1934 with thediss. Sólové chrántové kantáty G. B. Bassaniho (G.B. Bassani’s Solo Church Cantatas) and to complete his Habilitation in 1945 with his Chrámová hudba v Brně v XVIII. století (Church Music in Brno in the XVIIIth Century). He taught music education at a teacher-training college (1931–39), and also was an assistant to Helfert (1932–38); then taught music history atthe Brno Cons. (1939–45; 1950–52); in 1945 he became a teacher at the Univ. of Brno, where he subsequently was made asst. lecturer in 1950, lecturer in 1955, and prof. in 1963. He was an authority on the life and music of Janacek. In addition to his important books, he contributed many articles to scholarly journals.
Leoš Janáček a Luhačovice (Leoš Janáček and Luhačovice; Luhacovice, 1939); Leoš Janáček ve vzpominkách a dopisech (Prague, 1945; rev. Ger. tr., 1955; rev. Eng. tr., 1955, as Leoš Janáč: Letters and Reminiscences); Josef Bohuslav Foerster a Moravia (Brno, 1947); ed. with G. Černuš ák and Z. Nováček, Československý hudebni slovnik osob a instituci (Czechoslovak Music Dictionary of Places and Institutions; Prague, 1963–65); Vitežlav Novákv obrazech (Vitežlav Novák in Pictures; Prague, 1967); Zur Genesis von Leoš ]anáček’s Oper ]enůfa (Brno, 1968; second ed., rev., 1971); Leoš Janáček Kjeho lidskéum a uměleckému profila (Leoš Janáček: Personal and Artistic Profile; Prague, 1976).
Sbornik proci filosofické fakulty brněnské univerzitě (Brno, 1967; dedicated to S. on his 60th birthday).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire