Josef Suk - Prague, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 04.232 E 014° 24.886
33U E 458119 N 5546636
Quick Description: Josef Suk (4 January 1874 – 29 May 1935) was a Czech composer and violinist. He studied under Antonín Dvorák, whose daughter he married.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 12/21/2016 1:27:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMTP6B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
Suk, alongside Vitezslav Novak and Ostrcil, is considered one of the leading composers in Czech Modernism, with much of this influence coming from Dvorák. Popular composers, such as Johannes Brahms and Eduard Hanslick, recognized Suk's work during his time with the Czech Quartet.[3] Over time, other well-known Austrian composers, like Gustav Mahler and Alban Berg, began to take notice of Suk and his work. Although he wrote mostly instrumental music, Suk occasionally branched out into other genres. Orchestral music was his strong suit, notably the Serenade for Strings, Op. 6 (1892). His time with the Czech Quartet, though performing successful concerts until his retirement, was not always met with public approval. Several anti-Dvorák campaigns came into prominence; criticism not only being directed at the quartet, but towards Suk specifically. Zdenek Nejedlý accused the Czech Quartet of inappropriately playing concerts in the Czech lands during a time of war. While these attacks diminished Suk's spirits, they did not hinder his work.

Suk is the grandfather of famed Czech violinist Josef Suk.

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CZ: V tomto dome žil hudební skladatel Josef Suk spoluzakladatel ceské moderní hudby
EN: In this house lived the composer Josef Suk co-founder of Czech modern music
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