Jiří Srnka

Jiří Srnka (19 August 1907 – 31 January 1982) was a Czech composer.

Jiří Srnka
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Born19 August 1907
Died31 January 1982(1982-01-31) (aged 74)


His teacher was the well known violinist, Otakar Ševčík at the Prague Conservatory from the age of 8. From 1928, he studied at the school of Vítězslav Novák and Alois Hába. He composed music for nearly 200 films. These included Krakatit, Jan Hus, and Dařbuján a Pandrhola.[1] Additionally, he created works for TV series, such as F. L. Věk. His works depicts the essential parts of his connection with the musical reality. He wrote several songs and orchestral works as well. He frequently worked with directors Otakar Vávra and František Čáp.



  1. ^ "Srnka Jiří (1907 - 1982)" (in Czech). Czech Radio. Retrieved 15 November 2013.

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