Ladislav

Jan Ladislav Dussek

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(born Feb. 12, 1760, Chacekáslav, Bohemia—died March 20, 1812, St. Germain-en-Laye, France) Bohemian (Czech) composer and pianist. He toured Europe with great success as a pianist and studied with C.P.E. Bach. He joined his father-in-law's music publishing firm in London (1792–99) but fled England to escape his creditors. He served two princely patrons and spent his last years in the household of Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand. A transitional figure between Classicism and Romanticism, he wrote some 60 violin sonatas, 15 piano concertos, and 30 admired piano sonatas, which may have influenced Ludwig van Beethoven.

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(born Feb. 12, 1760, Chacekáslav, Bohemia—died March 20, 1812, St. Germain-en-Laye, France) Bohemian (Czech) composer and pianist. He toured Europe with great success as a pianist and studied with C.P.E. Bach. He joined his father-in-law's music publishing firm in London (1792–99) but fled England to escape his creditors. He served two princely patrons and spent his last years in the household of Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand. A transitional figure between Classicism and Romanticism, he wrote some 60 violin sonatas, 15 piano concertos, and 30 admired piano sonatas, which may have influenced Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Ladislav (pronounced Lah-dee-slav) is a name of Slavic origin. It is comprised of the name of the ancient Slavic goddess of love Lada and the Slavic word slava (worship, glory). The name means He who worships Lada or He who glorifies Lada and has pagan roots. The name is popular among all Slavic nations as well as some neighboring non-Slavic countries.

The female form of this name would be Ladislava.

Spellings and variations

In Bulgarian and Russian this name spells in the Cyrillic alphabet: Ладислав. In Hungarian this name spells László.

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