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Jiří Ignác Linek

Jiří Ignác Linek

Czech composer and educator
Jiří Ignác Linek
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Intro Czech composer and educator
Was Musician Composer Educator
From Czech Republic
Type Academia Music
Gender male
Birth 21 January 1725, Bakov nad Jizerou, Czech Republic
Death 30 December 1791, Bakov nad Jizerou, Czech Republic (aged 66 years)
Star sign AquariusAquarius
Genre:
Classical music
Liturgical music
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Biography

Jiří Ignác Línek (21 January 1725 – 30 December 1791) was a renowned Czech late-Baroque composer and pedagogue, said to have composed over 300 works in his lifetime. He is especially noted for his Christmas pastorals and for his initiation of a literary brotherhood within Bohemia.

Life

He was born at Bakov nad Jizerou, Bohemia. In the period official register, his name was entered as Linka, but he always signed himself Linek. He studied at the Piarist gymnasium in Kosmonosy; later, he studied composition with Josef Seger. From 1747 to his death, he was a teacher, choirmaster and member of the literary fraternity in Bakov nad Jizerou. He died of tuberculosis; his gravesite is unknown.

Style

Most of Linek's music was composed for the church. His favorite instrument was the harpsichord. Many of his religious works were written on Czech texts. He composed pastorals (at least thirty numbers), Easter sepolcros, as well as devotional pieces dedicated to St. John Nepomucene.

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http://www.czechmusic.net/klasika/linek.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20040711161032/http://www.musicabona.com/linek/cd/index.html.en
http://catalogo.bne.es/uhtbin/authoritybrowse.cgi?action=display&authority_id=XX5262392
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb138966796
https://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb138966796
https://d-nb.info/gnd/13307093X
http://isni.org/isni/0000000081360833
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84016890
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/66b53d92-f544-4052-ae7e-f2cd8975846e
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