Jan Zach

Jan Zach

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jan Zach was a Czech composer, violinist and organist. Although he was a gifted and versatile composer capable of writing both in Baroque and Classical idioms, his eccentric personality led to numerous conflicts and lack of steady employment since about 1756. Zach was born in elakovice, Bohemia into a wheelwright's family. In 1724 he moved to Prague and started working as violinist at St Gallus and at St Martin. According to Dlabac, he studied organ under Bohuslav Mat j ernohorsky, who lived in Prague in 1720-27. Zach's career as organist started at St Martin, and by 1737 he was also playing the organ at the monastic church of the Merciful Brethren and the Minorite chapel of St Ann. In 1737 he competed for the position of oragnist at St. Vitus Cathedral, but was not successful. Details of what happened next are unknown: he was reported to have left Bohemia, but apparently remained in Prague at least until 1740show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613570267X
  • 9786135702675