Stecker, Carl



Bohemian teacher and composer and writer on music. Was born at Kosmanos; studied philosophy at Prague, and then devoted himself to the study of music and became a pupil in the Prague Organ School, remaining in that institution as teacher of organ from 1885 to 1889. In 1889 he was appointed professor of musical history and counterpoint at the Conservatory, and from 1888 lectured on musical science at the University. Stecker is the author of a number of theoretical works, has contributed to the Bohemian musical paper, Dalibor, and has composed a number of works that are highly spoken of, including a solemn mass; an Ave Maria; motets; an organ sonata; songs and other music.