Biography of Joseph Bohuslav Foerster (1859-1951)

Born in Prague
Education as organ player, school teacher and composer
Marriage with an opera singer leads to a friendship with Gustav Mahler
Giving lessons in Hamburg, Vienna and Prague
Director of Prague conservatory
Longtime president of Czech Academy of sciences
Dies in Novy Vestec

Sheet music for flute:

Quintett op. 95
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andante sostenuto
  3. Allegro scherzando (due battute)
  4. Moderato e tranquillo
An authorized copy from Bärenreiter Prague. Also available on IMSLP lately.
One of my favorite woodwind quintets. Five winds make a typically Bohemian nearly symphonic sound. Terrific and difficult.
Last edit 04.11.2010