Czech composer dies, 89

Czech composer dies, 89


norman lebrecht

January 22, 2021

The Brno composer, pianist and writer Pavel Blatný has died at 89.

He worked at the interface of classics and jazz, was a frequent broadcaster and composed several film scores.

His poet brother Ivan died in British exile.


  • Jan Kaznowski says:

    The SUite for Jazz Orch is rather good . RIP

  • I had the pleasure of meeting him in 1993 when I conducted his “Zvony” (Campane) with the Brno Philharmonic on tour in Austria on March 3 of that year. His music will leave on. May he rest in peace!