Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek (born 4 May 1860 in Vienna, Austria and died 2 August 1945 in Berlin) was an Austrian late Romantic composer of Czech ancestry. Life
Reznicek studied law and music simultaneously in Graz. He didn't finish his law degree, but continued to study music. Subsequently, he conducted at the theater in Graz, in Berlin and a few other places. From 1886 to 1894 he was Kapellmeister of the 88th Infantry of Prague, and it was here that he saw his greatest triumph with the premiere of Donna Diana (December 16, 1894).