Fibich, Zdenek

Period: Romantic

Born: Saturday, December 21, 1850 in Seborice, Czechoslovakia

Died: Monday, October 15, 1900 in Prague, Czechoslovakia

Nation of Origin: Czechoslovakia

Major Works:
Hedy (1895)
Sarka (1897)
Pad Arkuna ('The fall of Arkun) (1898)

Other Information:

  • 1865-1867 at Leipzig Conservatory where he studied with Richter, Jadassohn, and Moscheles
  • 1868 at the Paris Conservatoire
  • Returned to Prague and began composing, teaching, and conducting
  • Began to compose operas in 1893 with libretti by his mistress, Anezka Schulzova.
  • Died in 1900, probably of kidney disease.

General Bibliography:
Blume, Friedrich, with Norton, M. D. (Translator) and Norton, Herter (Translator), Classic and Romantic Music; A Comprehensive Survey, W. W. Norton & Company, November 1970, ISBN: 0393098680

Einstein, Alfred. Music in the Romantic Era, W. W. Norton & Company, December 1947, ISBN: 0393097331

Rosen, Charles, The Romantic Generation, W. W. Norton & Company, April 1995, ISBN: 0674779347

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109

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