Composer Ladislav Simon dies at 82

20-05-2011

Czech pianist, composer and conductor Ladislav Simon has died at the age of 82. The musician who worked for Prague’s National Theatre and was the founder of the first Czech studio for electronic music in Prague, has left a rich legacy of chamber, symphonic and jazz compositions. However he is best known as the author of a much loved signature tune accompanying Czech TVs daily bedtime story for children which has now played for over 40 years and is familiar to several generations of Czechs.