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Jan Novák (Composer)

Born: 8th April 1921, Nová Říše, Czechia

Died: 17th November 1984, Neu-Ulm, Germany

Nationality: Czech

Jan Novák was a Czech composer of classical music. Novák was primarily active in the 1960s and composed the music for several films of Karel Kachyňa. Novák also composed music for the films of animators Jiří Trnka and Karel Zeman, the leading figures of the Czech animated film, as well as for Wir (1982, TV film) (based on We, the 1921 Russian novel by Yevgeny Zamyatin).

Jan Novák was also a Contemporary Latin poet, under the pen name Ianus Novak. In 1970 he was awarded the magna laus at the Amsterdam latin poetry competition, the Certamen poeticum Hoeufftianum.

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