(1763-1850) Czech born composer who worked in many places in Europe, including Italy, France, England, and Austria, where he spent the years between !804 and 1831 writing operas and ballets. He lived his last years in penury.
Biography of the man born Vojtech Jirovec showing his travels, musical development, friendships with Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, and quotes.
Lithograph and biography, from Here Of A Sunday Morning the radio program.
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