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Encyclopedia > Jan Kubelik

Jan Kubelík (July 5, 1880 - December 5, 1940) was a Czech violinist and composer.


He was born in Michle (now part of Prague) and studied at the conservatory in Prague with Otakar Sevcík. His toured as a soloist from 1898, soon became renowned for his great virtuosity, and continued to play internationally until his death. He made a number of recordings, and also wrote music, including six violin concertos. He died in Prague.


Kubelík was featured in a short eponymous poem by Carl Sandburg (published in Chicago Poems, 1916).


Jan Kubelík was the father of the conductor Rafael Kubelík.


External link

  • The Jan Kubelik Society (http://www.sdmusic.cz/jankubelik/)

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Rafael KubelĂ­k: Information from Answers.com (1143 words)
The son of violinist Jan Kubelik (1880-1940), he studied violin, piano, composition, and conducting at the Prague Conservatory.
Kubelik's three years with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, beginning in 1950, were frustrating.
Kubelik served for three years, from 1955 through 1958, as music director of the Covent Garden Opera in London, where he conducted the British premieres of Janácek's Jenufa and Berlioz's Les troyens.
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