Czernohorsky, Bohuslav

1690-1740

A Minorite monk, who was born at Nimburg in Bohemia, and is noted for having been the teacher of Gluck and Tartini. He was choirmaster at St. Antonio, Padua, and about 1715 was organist at Assisi. After returning to Bohemia he became chapelmaster at the Teinkirche, Prague, and in 1735 at St. Jacob's, Prague, and here it was that Gluck studied with him. Czernohorsky belonged to that school which cultivated and fostered the severe and pure only in musical composition. His compositions are now seldom heard except in the services of the churches   in Bohemia. Many of his manuscripts were destroyed in a fire which burned the Minorite monastery to the ground in 1754. A few of his works are owned by private individuals, while others are in the church archives at Prague. He died while traveling in Italy in 1740.