It is with deep regret that we inform our fiends of the death of
Josef Horák "Paganini of the bass clarinet".
Josef Horák passed away peacefully on November 23, 2005.

Emma Kovárnová

The remains were deposited in the Czech Republic in Central cemetery in Brno,
group 41, grave 159.

By the death of Josef Horák on November 23, 2005 the ensemble “Due Boemi Di Praga”, main bearer of the bass clarinet activity during past 42 years, was established. The rest of the former duo pianist Emma Kovárnová (wife of Josef Horák) gradually passes on all note materials and other wide documentation to the Czech Museum of Music in Prague. She has also donated Horák’s instrument “Selmer”. During the first period of his music activities, Horák spent time with the Czech instrument “Amati”.

Some of the note materials will also be available in the Music Information Center.
Hudební informační středisko
Besední 3
CZ – 118 00 Praha 1
České muzeum hudby
Karmelitská 2/4
CZ – 118 00 Praha 1

Emma Kovárnová
Bubenská 39
CZ – 170 00 Praha 7
Tel.: +420/220-801-889