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Zdenek Chalabala (Conductor)

Born: 18th April 1899, Uherské Hradište

Died: 4th March 1962, Prague

Nationality: Czech

Zdeněk Chalabala was a Czech conductor. He conducted orchestras in Prague, Ostrava, Moscow.

Chalabala was born in Uherské Hradiště. He studied conducting at the Brno Conservatory with František Neumann, and after a few years gaining experience was appointed a conductor of the Brno Opera in 1926 alongside Břetislav Bakala; in 1932 conducted the premiere there of Flammen by Erwin Schulhoff. He also conducted performances of operas by Borodin, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov.

In 1924 he founded the Slovácká filharmonie (Uherské Hradiště).

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