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Jan Kapr

Full name: Jan Kapr
Gender: Male
Born: March 12, 1914 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Died: April 29, 1988 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Czechoslovak composer Jan Kapr graduated from the Praha Conservatory and master class. He was music editor at Radio Praha until the end of World War II. After that, he was promoted to chief editor of a national music publisher and teacher of compositions in Brno. His work Marathon Scherzo received an “Honorable Mention” in 1948.

Kapr was an author of 10 symphonies. In the 1960s he became interested in avant-garde composition techniques, and started to investigate the articulating possibilities of the human voice on various instruments, combining electronic and acoustic sounds.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 34 London Art Competitions Mixed Music, Compositions For Orchestra Czechoslovakia TCH HM

Mixed Music, Compositions For Orchestra

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 34 London Art Competitions Czechoslovakia Final Standings HM Marathon Scherzo
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