Composer & Violinist Josef Suk Sr Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech composer and violinist Josef Suk Sr was born on this day in 1874 – 143 years ago

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Josef Suk Sr

Czech composer and violinist Josef Suk Sr was born on this day in 1874 – 143 years ago.

Dying in 1935, Maestro Suk composed a large body of piano, chamber and incidental violin works – including 3 string quartets and ‘Four Pieces’ for violin and piano.

He was the grandfather of violin virtuoso Josef Suk (born 1929) – and the son-in-law of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak.

 

JOSEF SUK SR | FOUR PIECES OP. 17 | NOS. 3 & 4 | VC RISING STAR SOOBEEN LEE | 2012 MENUHIN COMPETITION | 11 YEARS OLD

 

JOSEF SUK SR | SERENADE FOR STRINGS IN E FLAT MAJOR, OP. 6 | YOUNG DANISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 

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