Jaroslav Doubrava

Jaroslav Doubrava (April 25, 1909 in Chrudim – October 2, 1960 in Prague) was a Czech composer, painter, and pedagogue.

He studied in the Prague Conservatory with Otakar Jeremiáš. His works are typified by somber, yet dramatic, music in the Romantic style. His ''Third Symphony''' (1957) and ballet ''Don Quijote'' (1955) are some of his most popular works. Doubrava was heavily influenced by Bohemian and Moravian folklore as seen in his opera, ''Ballad on Love'' (1960). Doubrava was also well known for his satires, especially the ballet ''King Lávra'' (1951), ''Lazy Honza'' and ''The Christening of St. Vladimir''. Provided by Wikipedia
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