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Josef Bohuslav Foerster

Josef Bohuslav Foerster

The Composer

Joseph Bohuslav Foerster was born on 30 December 1859 and died on 29 May 1951 in the Czech Republic.

Foerster was born in Detenice, in an area called the Bohemian Paradise. His was a musical family normally living in Prague, where his father, a composer, taught at the Conservatory. Josef was educated accordingly, and duly studied there. He also showed an early interest in the theatre, and even thought of becoming an actor. From 1884 he worked as a critic, and he would prove to be a writer of distinction. In 1893 he married the leading Czech soprano Berta Lautererová (Bertha Lauterer) in Hamburg, during ten years making his living there as a critic, and she was engaged at the Hamburg ...


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