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Nelhybel, Vaclav



Vaclav Nelhybel (born 1919) is a prominent composer from Czechoslovakia whose works have been performed around the world.

Vaclav Nelhybel was born on September 24, 1919 in Polanka, Czechoslovakia. He attended the Conservatory of Music in Prague where he studied conducting and composition. Afterwards he studied musicology at Prague University and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. In 1957 he immigrated to the United States where he worked as a composer, teacher, lecturer, and conductor. As a composer Nelhybel has over 400 published works and over 200 that are in the process of being published. His works have been performed all over the world. He has been awarded many prizes for his compositions including one at the International Music and Dance Festival, the Academy of Wind and Percussion Arts, and first prize from the Ravitch Foundation in New York.

University of Scranton, via WWW, July 16, 2014 (Vaclav Nelhybel; b. Sept. 24, 1919 in Polanka, Czechoslovakia; studied at the Conservatory of Music in Prague, Prague University, and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland; immigrated to the United States in 1957; published over 400 works with 200 works in process; received prizes for his compositions at the International Music and Dance Festival, the Academy of Wind and Percussion Arts, and from the Ravitch Foundation)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Gordon Childs papers on the Viola d'Amore

Identifier: MSS 8507
Scope and Contents

Contains materials pertaining to Gordon Childs’ research on, experience with, and study of, the viola d’amore. It includes his personal collection of viola d'amore music, his research on the viola d'amore, and other materials related to well-known contemporary viola d’amore players and composers. Dated 1602-2014 with the bulk being from 1935-1997.

Dates: Publication: 1602-2014; Publication: Majority of material found within 1935-1997

Gordon Childs papers on Vaclav Nelhybel, approximately 1919-1996

 Sub-Series — Oversize 7: Series 2; Series 3; Series 5, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8507 Series 2 Sub-Series Sub- 5
Scope and Contents

This subseries contains a rare manuscript given to Childs by Nelhybel. Dated circa 1919-1996.

Dates: Publication: approximately 1919-1996

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