Trnecck, Hanuš

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Trnecčk, Hanuš

Trnecčk, Hanuš Bohemian harpist, pianist, pedagogue, and composer; b. Prague, May 16,1858; d. there, March 28,1914. He studied at the Prague Cons. He was harpist in the Schwerin Court Orch. (1882-88), and then taught harp and piano at the Prague Cons. He wrote some fine works for solo harp and didactic piano pieces which were widely known.


dramatic: Opera: Der Geigenmacher von Cremona (Schwerin, April 16,1886); Amaranta (1884-89; Prague, Nov. 16, 1890); Andrea Crini (1898; Prague, Feb. 2, 1900). ORCH.: 3 syms.; 2 suites; 2 violin concertos; Piano Concerto; Clarinet Concerto; Flute Concerto. CHAMBER: 2 piano quintets; Piano Quartet; pieces for Violin, Cello, and Harp; Violin Sonata; solo harp pieces; much piano music, including over 50 etudes.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire