Karel Navrátil

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Czech composer and music writer (b. 12/24 April 1867 in Prague; d. 23 December 1936 in Prague).

Navrátil studied in Vienna with Guido Adler (music theory) and Karel Ondříček (violin), and went on to become a music critic in the Austrian capital. After 1915 he returned to Prague where he worked as a music teacher and a freelance composer. His compositions include two operas, a symphony and five symphonic poems, two piano concertos and a violin concerto, chamber music and piano pieces, choral works and songs, although very few of these have been published.

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

1 letter from Tchaikovsky to Karel Navrátil has survived, dating from 1891, and has been translated into English on this website:


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