Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881

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Zikmund Michal Kolešovský

Sigmund Koleschowsky Koleschovsky Kolleschowsky

Kolešovský, Zikmund Michal (1817-1868). Czech composer, pedgagogue, writer and church musician. Studied violin at the Prague Conservatory under Pixis (1828-1834), later with Mildner who considered him to be his most accomplished and promising pupil. Also developed as a composer with advice from the leading musicians and pedagogues of the city. After graduating from the Conservatory spent four years in the orchestra of the Estates Theatre, then obtained posts as director of music in the churches of St Stephen and St Ignatius. Conductor of the Žofín Academy (1855-1859), after which in 1860 he opened his own music teaching institute. Critic and writer for the Czech music periodicals Dalibor (1858-1864) and Slavoj (1862-1865). Composed much church music and worked vigorously for the development of the Cecilian movement in that genre, namely in the promotion and adoption of techniques of renaissance church music styles.

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