Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881

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Hynek Vojáček

Ignác František

Vojáček, Hynek (1825-1916). Moravian composer, born in Zlín, taught music by his father and in Vsetín, later at the Brno Gymnasium. He completed his musical training at an Augustinian monastary and under the kapelník and composer G. Rieger. Early compositions include much church music. He was also enthusiastic about researching and studying native folksong. Composed Czech choruses when director of Czech works with the Brno Männergesangverein (1850-52). His travels then took him to Vienna and then to St Petersburg where he worked as a music teacher, as director of the ensemble of a local regiment, and as bassoonist in the court theatre there.