Снимок экрана 2022-09-25 в 15.06.36

FIBICH Zdenek (F-21)

21/12/1850, Všebořice, Austria – 15/10/1900, Prague, Austro-Hungary Empire

Czech composer of classical music. He is for less known than Antonin Dvorak or Bedrich Smetana because he lived during the rise of Czech nationalism within the Habsburg Empire. Among his compositions are chamber works (including two string quartets, a piano trio, piano quartet and a quintet for piano, strings and winds), symphonic poems, three symphonies, at least seven operas (the most famous probably Šárka and The Bride of Messina), melodramas including the substantial trilogy Hippodamia, liturgical music including a mass – a missa brevis; and a large cycle (almost 400 pieces, from the 1890s) of piano works called Moods, Impressions, and Reminiscences. The piano cycle served as a diary of sorts of his love for a piano pupil, and one of the pieces formed the basis for the short instrumental work Poème, for which Fibich is best remembered today.

Search for items in person