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SUK, Josef
b Krecovice, (then Austria), 4 January 1874
d Benesov, near Prague, 29 May 1935, aged sixty-one

He learnt piano, violin and organ from his choirmaster father. In 1885 he entered the Prague Conservatory graduating in 1891, and staying on for an extra year to study under Dvorak. He joined the Czech Quartet as second violin and stayed until his retirement in 1933. In 1898 he married Dvorak's daughter, Otilie. In 1922 he was appointed professor of composition for the advanced classes of the Prague Conservatory, and was rector there in 1924, 1926, 1933 and


1888 (14)

Mass in Bb major

1889 (15)

Fantasy, for strings

Piano Trio in C minor (1889-90)

1891 (17)

Dramatic Overture

Piano Quartet in A minor

1892 (18)

Serenade for strings

1893 (19)

Piano Quintet in B minor

1896 (22)

String Quartet No 1 in Bb major

1899 (25)

Symphony No 1 in E major

1903 (29)

Fantasy, for violin and orchestra

1904 (30)

Prague, symphonic poem

Symphony No 2 in C minor, Asrael (1904-6)

1907 (33)

A Summer Tale, symphonic poem

1910-11 (36-7)

String Quartet No 2

1914 (40)

Meditation on a Theme of an old Bohemian Chorale, for string quartet

1917 (43)

Harvestide (or Ripening), symphonic poem

1919 (45)

Legend of Dead Victors, for orchestra

Towards a New Life, for orchestra

1931 (57)

Mass in Bb major

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