Adolf Mišek was a Czech composer and double bassist. The compositions of Míšek are now part of the repertoire of the bass. The works still popular are his three double and piano sonatas, the lyrical legend, and the virtuosic Concert Polonaise. Born in Modletín, which used to be part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Mišek left for Vienna at 15. He went to Vienna Conservatory and studied with Franz Simandl. At 23, Míšek became part of the orchestra of the state opera in Vienna - a post he held alongside with the professorship at the conservatory after the departure of Simandl in 1912 - until he left for Prague in 1918 to become part of the National Theatre, where he served as principal bassist and soloist. He held this position until he died in 1955.
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