Vitezslav Novak (1870-1949) was accepted as both a law and a music student. Choosing the latter (and persuading his widowed mother that this was a better choice), he became one of the last great Czech Romantic composers. He succeeded Dvorák as the Prague Conservatory's professor of composition.

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Vitezslav Novak
Biography, a list of works, bibliography, selected discography from the Kapralova Society.
Vitezslav Novak: South Bohemian Suite and Eight Nocturnes
Classical Music on the Web (UK) CD Reviews from January 1999 includes an appreciative essay of his merits and encouragement for recording more of his works.
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