Václav Veit

Václav Veit Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    19th January 1806
  • Died
    16th February 1864
  • Birthplace
    Czech Republic

Václav Jindřich Veit was a Czech composer, copyist, pianist and lawyer. To pay tuition at a law school in Prague, Veit gave music lessons. After earning his law degree and getting a position as a legal clerk, Veit continued to teach music and even started writing music. He wrote mostly chamber music, and later on in his life wrote more and more songs with texts in Czech, such as "Pozdravení pěvcovo". He also wrote some church music, including a setting of the Te Deum and a couple of masses. Although he wrote some orchestral music, such as a violin concertino and a parody of Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, Veit only wrote one symphony, in E minor, which is however considered "a notable milestone in the development of the Czech symphonic style."

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Der Käfer und die Blume Chorale Choir
Der König in Thule Chorale Choir
Concertino, Op.25 Concerto Orchestra
String Quartet No.1, Op.3 Quartet String Quartet
String Quartet No.2, Op.5 Quartet String Quartet
String Quartet No.3, Op.7 Quartet String Quartet
String Quartet No.4, Op.16 Quartet String Quartet
String Quintet No.5, Op.29 Quintet Chamber group
Les adieux, Op.26 Romance Solo Instrument and Piano