He held principal conducting positions with the Komische Oper Berlin, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and the Czech Philharmonic – and is particularly remembered as a champion of Czech music.
Three things you might not know about Vaclav Neumann:
- Helped found the Smetana Quartet
- He studied at the Prague Conservatory with Josef Micka
- He briefly led the Stuttgart Opera from 1970-1973, succeeding Ferdinand Leitner