Manuscript scores including Fantasia da Burlesca, Under Czech Skies, From Our Village, music for the film "The Lost World".
Vilem Tausky scores
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS1238
- Dates of Creation1930 - 2003
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Czech
- Physical Description18 items and files
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Administrative / Biographical History
Vilem Tausky was born in Perov, Moravia. He studied at the Brno Conservatoire, where he was influenced by Janacek. The Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia forced Tausky, who was Jewish, into exile. He conducted in Paris and then escaped to Britain. He was subsequently awarded the Czech Military Cross. Tausky became the musical director of the Carl Rosa Opera Company, 1945-1949. He was the Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, 1956-1966.
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