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Bohuslav Martinu

Czechoslovakian composer Bohuslav Martinu has only recently begun to achieve the attention his prolific output deserves.  Born in the village of Policka, on December 8, 1890, he began his musical career as a violinist with the Czech Philharmonic.  After being dismissed from the Prague conservatory for poor attention to his studies.he resumed his composition studies in 1922 with Josef Suk in Prague. In 1923 he moved to Paris and continued composition studies with Albert Roussel.