Suda, Stanislav, blind Czech flutist and composer; b. Stary Plzenec, April 30, 1865; d. Plzen, Sept. 2, 1931. He was brought up at the Prague Inst. for the Blind, and developed his innate musical abilities to the point where he could give concerts and compose operas, 3 of which were produced at Plzen: U Bozich Muk (March 22, 1897), Lešińsky Kovář (April 4, 1903), and II divino Boemo (Dec. 30, 1927). He also wrote an autobiographical symphonic poem, Zivot ve tmách (The Life in Darkness) .
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