Zdeněk Fibich

Zdeněk Fibich

  • Born
    21st December 1850
  • Died
    15th October 1900
  • Birthplace
    Všebořice, Czech lands
Zdeněk Fibich (Czech pronunciation: [ˈzdɛɲɛk ˈfɪbɪx]) was a Czech composer of classical music. Among his compositions are chamber works (including two string quartets, a piano trio, piano quartet and a quintet for piano, strings and winds), symphonic poems, three symphonies, at least seven operas (the most famous probably Šárka and The Bride of Messina), melodramas including the substantial trilogy Hippodamia, liturgical music including a mass - a missa brevis; and a large cycle (almost 400 pieces, from the 1890s) of piano works called Moods, Impressions, and Reminiscences. The piano cycle served as a diary of sorts of his love for a piano pupil. He was born in Všebořice (Šebořice) near Čáslav.

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