Anatol Provaznik

Anatol Provazník (March 10, 1887 in Rychnov nad Kněžnou – September 24, 1950 in Prague) was a Czech organist and composer.

Anatol Provazník was son of Alois Provazník, a regional composer. He studied at the gymnasium in Rychnov nad Kněžnou and then at the music conservatory in Prague, finishing in 1907. During 1907–1911 he worked as an organist in the St Vitus Cathedral, later he moved to Berlin.

Provazník became very interested in the emerging radio broadcasting. He studied "radiophony" in Berlin and after return to Prague he helped to set up the music department of the Czech Radio. Since 1930 he worked, for sixteen years, as the proxy director of this department. Provazník was a friend with Karel Hašler and other artists.

Provazník is author of about 240 musical works including several operas and five operettas. He also adapted many classical piano and orchestra works to fit in radio broadcasting. These adaptations were performed for long time after his death.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 10th, 1887 (Rychnov nad Kněžnou), Died September 24th, 1950 (Prague)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1921

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-24333 10-in. 7/19/1920 Pan Johanes a panna pavlínka Rudolf Vašata Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-24522 12-in. 10/7/1920 Polonaise Jan Kubelík Violin solo, with piano composer  


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"Provaznik, Anatol." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 July 2021.

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