SMETANA Bedrich (1824-1884)

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SMETANA Bedrich (1824-1884)
P.A.S. "Friedrich Smetana", Prague 5 June 1869; 1 page in-fol. with fi scal stamp (slits in the folds repaired, one edge slightly effaced); in German. Certificate of praise for his pupil Ludwig Procházka. [Jan Ludevít (Ludwig) PROCHÁZKA (1837- 1888) studied piano and composition with Smetana in Prague in the years 1854-1855, at the same time as studying law; as a civil servant in the Prague municipality, he left numerous musical compositions, including Lieder, choirs and folk songs; he directed choir societies, especially in the artistic association Umělecká beseda, and was active as a journalist and music critic].] Smetana certifies that Ludwig Procházka, Doctor of Laws, received a complete musical education from him in 1854-1855, including higher education in piano, music theory, harmony and composition, in such a way that his productions gave rise to the highest hopes, which were amply fulfilled. Since then, his great talent has provided a number of some of the most beautiful and worthy musical works in all genres. His compositions for men's choir and mixed choir are particularly popular and appreciated. As conductor of the mixed choir music section in the umeleska beseda, he also develops rare wisdom and energy, so that the concerts under his direction are rightly counted among the first and most brilliant in the capital city of Prague... " Zeugniss, Kraft dessen ich bestättige, daß Herr Ludwig Procházka, I.U.D. anno 1854-55 den vollständigen Musikunterricht bei mir genossen, namentlich im höheren Klavierspiel in der Theorie der Musik der Harmonie- und Compositionlehre aber mit solchem Erfolge, daß seine Leistungen zu den schönsten Hoff nungen volle Berechtigungen gaben. Diese wurden auch vollkommen erfüllt. Bitte, dies besorgen Sie mir für das Beifolgende: zwei grosse Stollen, jeden zu 1 Thaler 15 Neugroschen, 3 kleine (Kinder) Stollen, jeden zu 10 Neugroschen, und für 1 Thaler kleine Nürnberger Lebstücken.
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