Jan Kapr

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Jan Kapr (12 March 1914 Prague – 1988 Prague) was one of the most prolific Czech composers of the second half of the 20th century.


He studied at the Prague Conservatory, as a pupil of Jaroslav Řídký, and at the master school under Jaroslav Křička. In 1939–1946 he worked as a director in the Czechoslovak Radio. Later (in 1950–1952) he was the chief-editor in the publishing house Orbis. In sixties he worked as a teacher at the Janáček's Academy in Brno.


Jaroslav Smolka: Malá encyklopedie hudby. Prague: Editio Supraphon, 1983. (p. 315-316)

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