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Mysterium Postni
by composer Frantisek Xaver Thuri, performed by Chomutov Chamber Orchestra and Hlahol Chomutov mixed choir
CATCH-UP: Frantisek Xaver Thuri (1939 to 2019) was a Czech composer, musician and teacher. Frantisek Xaver Thuri was born in Prague, then Czechoslovakia but now the Czech Republic, on April 29th 1939. Among the musical instruments he learned to play well were the harpsichord, oboe and organ, and after graduating from the Prague Conservatory studying the latter keyboard, he instead switched to oboe at the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts. Thuri later worked as an oboist for the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Prague Chamber Orchestra. He was known for his tenure as a professor at the Prague Conservatory, where he taught a number of oboists who went on to considerable notability (among them his own son Jan Thuri and the soloist Vilem Veverka, plus others). In the field of composition, he was often nicknamed 'the last baroque composer', having produced an extensive number of works in that style and also in early classicism. Thuri wrote both sacred and secular music, and his compositions were often recorded, on labels such as 'Auviere', 'V + M Agency', 'The Holy Mountain' and 'Lupulus'. As well as his study of old masters and the early music period, he also arranged works by composers of other periods (for instance, Dvorak's "Humoresque" when arranging it for violin and string orchestra). Frantisek Xaver Thuri died in Prague on April 26th 2019, three days short of his 80th birthday. [ Translated from: ]
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Posted: 5th June 2019
Hundreds of very talented musicians pass away each year, some without much recognition at all. On "Rest In Peace", I aim to give them a fitting 'send-off', with a decent Tribute. I hope you will join me in marking their passing.....
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