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Karel Blazej Kopriva
1756 - 1785
Czech Republic
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K.B. Kopriva
Karel Kopriva -also: Koprziwa- (09/02/1756 - 16/05/1785), a Czech composer and organist, son of Wenzel (Vaclav Jan) Kopriva (1708 - 1789). He was born in Citoliby (Czitolib), a town not quite 60 kilometers from Prague. His father and brother were composers and musicians as well. Karel was a major talent of Czech music as well as a personality, who influenced the musical life of his hometown. Dlabbac's dictionary of musicians rightfully regards him as one of the best students and of the best Prague's organists and composers. During his studies in Prague he moved in the circlkes of the musical culture around the Church of St. Francis and the Church of the Virgin Mary before Tyn, where his teacher Josef Seger was organist. Kopriva spent his lifetime as an organist and music teacher in Citoliby and comp-osed primarily masses and knew how to employ his extraordinary harmonic and polyphonic imagination in his works.
Source:Riemann Musik Lexikon and booklet of cd Supraphon SU 3908-2
Requiem in C minor
Period:Classicism
Composed in:1774
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Duration:19'26''
Label(s):Supraphon SU 3908-2
The Requiem in C minor by Kopriva is on the repertoir of the Choir of the Monastery Emauz in Prague. This Requiem in also partly recorded on the LP by a Gramophone firm Supraphon. The score is in the Archive of the Choir of the monastery Emauz.
Author:Vaclav Kohl
Kopriva wrote one requiem mass in C minor, which was performed at Klatovy on 22/05/1774.
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis
This Requiem contains:
- Requiem 3'30
- Dies irae 1'43
- Domine 3'03
- Sanctus 1'21
- Benedictus 3'52
-Agnus Dei 5'32
Source:Musica Antiqua Citolibensis SU 3908-2
Contributor:Pentti Ruokonen