Rudolf Nováček

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Rudolf Nováček (7 April 1860 – 11 August 1929) was a Czech composer, military conductor, and pedadogue.
Rudolf Nováček was born to the conductor Martin Nováček [cs] and Maria Hildebrand in the village of Bela Crkva (now Serbia). His younger brothers were the musicians Ottokar, Karel [cs] and Victor [cs] who with their father toured as the Nováček Family String Quartet.
Rudolf Nováček studied Timișoara music school and then Conservatory in Vienna. Nováček became conductor of 11th Battalion in Austro-Hungarian Army and then member of 12th Battalion. In 1884 he joined Artistic Organization in Prague along with other significant Czech composers as Antonín Dvořák, Zdeněk Fibich or Karel Bendl.
In 1890 he became bandleader of 1st Cavalry Regiment in Sofia and then from 1891 until 1895 in Romanian Royal Guard in Bucharest. He worked as conductor and music teacher in many cities in Russia, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.
After creation of Czechoslovakia, he had to become the director of the military school of the Czechoslovak Army. He died in 1929 in Prague on the consequences of an operation.