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Vtězslav Novk (December 5, 1870July 18, 1949) was a Czech composer and teacher.

He was born in Kamenice nad Lpou. He studied music at the conservatory in Prague, and attending Antonn Dvořk's masterclasses where his fellow students included Josef Suk. From 1909 to 1920, Novk taught at the Prague Conservatory himself, and this occupied him to a greater degree than composing. He subsequently gave masterclasses, and composed somewhat more until his death. He died in Skutec.

Novk's music remained in a late-Romantic style until his death. His work shows some influence from the Moravian and Slovak folk music which he began to collect and study in the late 1890s. His works include a number of tone poems, among them Pan (1910, originally for piano, later orchestrated) and the cantata The Storm (1910). He also composed several operas.

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