Válek, Jiří (b Prague, 1923). Cz. composer. Ed.-in-chief of publishers of Guild of Czech Composers 1959–73. Works incl. 2 operas (incl. Hamlet Our Contemporary, 1979–84); 14 programmatic syms. (No.5 is Guernica, 1968); vn. conc.; vc. conc.; ca conc.; 4 str. qts.; 3 pf. sonatas; songs.
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