Zdeněk Fibich

Fun Facts

  • Fibich was a native of Bohemia.

  • Fibich was homeschooled by his mother until the age of nine.  She was also his first music instructor.

  • The son of a forester, Fibich's early childhood was spent in forest lodges in the deep woods. Nature remained an important inspiration for him throughout his life.

  • By the time he had completed his schooling, Fibich had written over 50 compositions.

  • Fibich studied music in Vienna, Prague and Leipzig.

  • Mountains and railroads were two of Fibich's lifelong fascinations.

  • Fibich's first son was named for Richard Wagner.  Sadly, he died soon after his birth.  Later, Fibich had another son with his second wife -- also named Richard.

  • Fibich was the first to use a polka in place of a scherzo in a string quartet.

  • After Fibich's wife, Anna, passed away, he married her sister Betty.

More Resources

Fun Facts

Check out our collection of interesting and (some) little known facts about Fibich.

Biography

View Zdeněk Fibich's full biography.