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Encyclopedia > Rafael Kubelík

Rafael Jeroným Kubelík (June 29, 1914 in Býchory, Austria-Hungary, now Czech RepublicAugust 11, 1996 in Lucerne, Switzerland) was a Czech conductor and composer. June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Lucerne (German: Luzern) is a city in Central Switzerland with a population of 60,274 (31 December 2003), capital of the canton of Lucerne. ... Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ...

He was the son of the violinist Jan Kubelik. He studied at the conservatoire in Prague. From 1936 to 1939 and again from 1942 to 1948 he was conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. With the rise of the Communists following World War II, he left Czechoslovakia (he became a citizen of Switzerland in 1967). Jan Kubelík (July 5, 1880 - December 5, 1940) was a Czech violinist and composer. ... Prague (Praha in Czech) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. ... The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra is based in Prague and is probably the most famous and respected orchestra in the Czech Republic. ... Communism - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...

Kubelik eventually became conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1950 to 1953, music director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden from 1955 to 1958, of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1961 to 1979, and of the Metropolitan Opera, New York City, from 1972 to 1974. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... The Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House Image:Young Dancer, a bronze by Enzo Plazzotta, opposite the Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, London, is arguably the most significant opera house in the UK. The current edifice is the third theatre on the site. ... Covent Garden is a shopping and entertainment complex in central London. ... The Metropolitan Opera is located at Lincoln Center in New York, New York. ... City nickname: The Big Apple Location in the state of New York Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg Area  - Land  - Water 1,214. ...

Among his compositions are five operas, a number of symphonies, and chamber music. The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera is an art form consisting of a dramatic stage performance set to music. ... A symphony is an extended piece of music for orchestra, especially one in the form of a sonata. ... Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. ...

On his passing in 1996, he was interred in the Vysehrad cemetery in Prague. Vyšehrad cemetery. ...



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