Krejci, Joseph


Bohemian organist, teacher and composer. Born at Milostin and died at Prague. Led an orchestra at Senomat when he was thirteen years old. In 1837 he began studying at Prague under Führer, Wittassek and Joseph Proksch. He then held the position of choir director of two churches, and later taught harmony and the organ at the Bohemian School. He soon became director of the Organ School, and in 1865 of the Prague Conservatory. His organ compositions are excellent. He wrote churchmusic; orchestra overtures; quartets; and songs.