Václav Neumann (October 29, 1920 - September 2, 1995) was a prominent Czech conductor. He is noted as a champion of czech music, above all specialist on Bohuslav Martinů. Václav Neumann created excellent recordings
of complete symphonic works of Bohuslav Martinů, Antonín Dvořák and Gustav Mahler. Neumann was born in Prague and studied at the conservatoire there. He co-founded, and played 1st violin in, the Smetana Quartet, before holding conducting posts in Carlsbad and Brno.