Nedbal, Oskar

1874-

 

Born at Tabor; a pupil of Dvorak at the Prague Conservatory. Nedbal is perhaps best known as viola player of the famous Bohemian Quartet, from its organization in 1891 until 1906, when he withdrew, at the same time resigning the position of conductor of the Philharmonic Society of Prague. His playing is of rare excellence and his compositions have been successful. They include a scherzocaprice for orchestra; sonata for piano and violin; and other small pieces.