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Vaclav Trojan

born: 1907-04-24
died: 1983-07-05
birthplace: Plzen
diedplace: Praha

Czech composer and schoolmaster. Studied organ, conducting and composition at conservatory (taught by B.A.Wiedermann,O. Ostrcil, J. Kricka). Later a pupil of V. Novak and A. Haba. Besides classical music, he also composed and played jazz. In 1937 he became musical director of Czech Radio; for broadcasting he composed cantatas and folk songs suites that helped to strengthen the national consciousness in the time of occupation. He composed a lot of scenic music and cooperated with director Jiri Trnka on animated movies.

  • Scenic music (Zly jelen, Strakonicky dudak ...)
  • Ballet pantomime A Midsummer Nights Dream
  • Vocal music (cantatas, adaptations of traditional songs)
  • Orchestral music (Poetic Suite, Sinfonietta amoniosa, Concertino for solo trumpet)
  • Chamber Music (Divertimento for Wind Quintet, Piano Trio)
  • Childrens opera Kolotoc (Merry-go-round)


Mala encyklopedie hudby (dr. Jar. Smolka; &kolektiv, Supraphon 1983)


Nightingales Song (MP3) (music for he movie The Emperors Nightingale, rec. by Jan Stanovsky violin, Ivana Stanovska piano, LP Carovne husle Opus 1974)


Last update 2012-07-09