Vilem Tauský passed

4 2004 Aktuality English
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Conductor who championed Czech opera and was a popular host of BBC Radio’s Friday Night is Music Night

Vilem Tausky, a leading light of postwar British musical life, was one of the last direct links to the grand, middle-European tradition that did so much to enrich Western culture during the latter part of the 19th and early years of the 20th century. His credentials were impeccable. His father, a doctor, was Czech and his mother, an opera singer under Mahler, Viennese. His uncles were the popular operetta composers Leo, Siegfried and Richard Fall. His teachers included Suk and Janacek. And he could even trace his musical ancestry back to Dvorak himself – via the composer’s daughter, Magda, whose singing he used to accompany on the piano, and widow, Anna, who was a regular visitor to the family home...

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