Josef Suk


Born in Krecovice, Suk was initially trained by his father, a chorus master.  Later he took instruction at the Prague Conservatoire, and after that received lessons from Dvorak, marrying his daughter in 1898.  His principal non-compositional musical endeavour was as second violinist in the prestigious Bohemian String Quartet, which took him from 1892 until 1933, only two years before his death.  He wrote two pieces for the medium, his style, like that of Dvorak, drawing on folk style and Romantic lyricism.


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