Milan Tesař (1938 – 2019)
During the 70's Milan Tesař wrote songs and chansons. He worked together with W. Matuška, L. Filipová , V. Neckář, K. Černoch, W. Daněk and with the band Rangers.
In 1986 he began to work together with Vladimír Mikulka. There are eight albums to date, the first of which was recorded for H. Lemoin, Paris, and it was still published by Daminius Records, Germany. Further albums were released during the 90's by Allegro, Praha; Gendai, Tokyo; Vogt a Fritz, Schweinfurt.
In 1989 he finished an album of original compositions Ballad Stories, which was issued on CD and LP in 1990 (Supraphon).
Further albums were released during the 90's by Allegro (Praha), Gendai (Tokyo), Vogt & Fritz (Schweinfurt).
Vladimír Mikulka performed Ballad Stories on this album and Karusell Suite on the CD European Premieres (Supraphon).
In 1991 Milan Zelenka recorded Tesař's Bouquet on an album published by PUNC.
Vladimír Bláha played Tesař's "Conversations" on the album Czech Guitar Works (ATYPUS).
Vladimír Bláha recorded Jumble Suite.
He created compositional support for the brilliant guitar duo P. Henel - Jiří Reiterman. He wrote Czech Songs, Dance Lessons etc.
Pavel Steidl recorded a series of his minor compositions for Czechoslovak Broadcasting.
In 2000 Vladimír Bláha performed Concert for Guitar and Strings and Eternal Strings at an international festival in Brno.
In these days he composes and teaches at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory in Prague