Karel Josef Barvitius (born Karel Brodský on December 9, 1864 Německý Brod - March 23, 1937, Prague) was publisher of books and music.
After studies of law he tried a career as a composer. In 1897 he set up a shop with musical instruments and in 1914 added music and book publishing. Published works were known for both high quality and low price. His son Karel Barvitius (1893–1949) continued in his work but in 1949 the publishing house got nationalized and became part of Supraphon company.
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