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Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomásek (Composer)

Born: 17th April 1774, Skutec, Czechia

Died: 3rd April 1850, Prague, Czechia

Nationality: Czech

Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek was an Austrian-Bohemian, by other accounts a Czech composer and music teacher. He was known as the Musical Pope of Prague.In the words of Kenneth Delong, “Highly opinionated, often sarcastic and projecting a sense of his own importance, Tomášek's memoirs also reveal him to be deeply concerned about all things artistic and intellectual: a man of courage and idealism, unflinching in his pursuit of truth in music and in life.”

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