Slavik, Rudolf



Brother of Joseph Slavik; born in Horovic, Bohemia, and followed the same course of instruction as his brother; then entered the Theatre orchestra at Prague in 1839, afterwards f giving concerts in several cities in Bohemia and Hungary, becoming an orchestral leader at Budapest. In 1844 Slavik went to Russia, and was at first an instructor in a nobleman's family, then first violinist in the Theatre orchestra at Moscow, and afterwards assistant chapelmaster at the theatre, occupying a similar post at the Church of St. Peter and Paul. He composed a cantata; a symphony; two overtures; music to dramas and ballets; a mass; fantasias; and quartets.