Nesvera, Joseph

1842

 

Composer; born in Proskoles, Bohemia. He was educated to be a schoolmaster, but, finding his talent for music, gave himself up to the study of that art, and soon became choirmaster in a church of Prague. He held the position of director of music in the Episcopal Church at Koniggratz in 1878, and later became chapelmaster of Olmütz Cathedral. He has written a number of masses and other sacred orchestral works, which have been well received. Among his three operas, Perdita, Waldelust, and Der Bergmonch, Perdita won for him the greatest triumph when produced at Prague in 1897. He has also composed piano and violin music; a symphony in G minor; a string septet; and a violin concerto.