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Kaan, Jindrich (1852 - 1926)

Czech composer, pianist and teacher, from 1889 professor of piano and, from 1907, director of the Prague Conservatoire, and a close friend of Dvorak. Kaan accompanied Dvorak on his first trip to England in March 1884, he taught the piano to Dvorak’s daughters Otilie and Anna, and he arranged the piano score of Dvorak’s cantata The Spectre’s Bride. Dvorak visited him on various occasions at his farm in Roudna near Tabor.