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Czech & Slovak Composers

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:51 pm
by Riodk
Enjoyed the old Czech composers thread and added the Slovaks too as suggested by Rob.

A new little Fibich scan by me to start up with.

Riodk
Fibich_Valcik.pdf

Re: Czech & Slovak Composers

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:20 pm
by ilu
Riodk:

Thank you for this score, I do not have it in the list of his works.

The Offenhelm Waltzes are Fibich’s under the Pseudonym of Giovanni Mihuczeni, I would be grateful if this score and the Waltzes in C are posted.

ILU

Re: Czech & Slovak Composers

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:33 am
by ilu
The Czech "Bach"

Jiří Antonín Benda, also Georg Benda (30 June 1722 – 6 November 1795) was a Czech kapellmeister, violinist and composer.

Born in Staré Benátky, Bohemia, he studied at the Piarist Gymnasium (grammar school) in Kosmonosy and at the Jesuit Gymnasium in Jičín from 1735 to 1742[1]. Benda was 19 when Frederick II of Prussia bestowed upon him in 1741 the position of second violinist in the chapel of Berlin. The following year Benda was summoned to Potsdam as a composer and arranger for his older brother Franz, himself an illustrious composer and violinist. Seven years later, in 1749, he entered the service of the Duke of Gotha as chapel master, where he constantly cultivated his talents for composition, specializing in religious music.

A stipend from the Duke allowed him to take a study trip to Italy.

Benda had particular success with a form of musical stage entertainment, the melodrama, which influenced Mozart. The melodrama Ariadne auf Naxos is generally considered his best work. At its debut in 1775, the opera received enthusiastic reviews in Germany and afterwards, in the whole of Europe, with music critics calling attention to its originality, sweetness and ingenious execution. Besides that he wrote many instrumental pieces including a few sonatinas.

Benda died in Köstritz, Gotha at the age of 73, leaving his son, Friedrich Ludwig Benda (1752–1796), who briefly carried on the family musical tradition, serving as a music director in Hamburg and later in Mecklenburg, before finally becoming the Concertmaster in Königsberg. He died less than a year after his father.
Benda_SonateG3-let.pdf
benda-sonate-sol.pdf

Re: Czech & Slovak Composers

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:57 am
by remy
Does anyone have Smetana's Impromptu in e flat minor (1841-2), JB 1:4, B.22, T.6?

Something about it reminds me of Bortkiewicz' Im Takt 3/4 in e minor.

I would also very much appreciate having Smetana's Impromptu in b minor (1841-2) JB 1:5, B.23, T.7.

Lovely music.

Thanks very much.


jeremy

Re: Czech & Slovak Composers

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:46 am
by rob
remy wrote:Does anyone have Smetana's Impromptu in e flat minor (1841-2), JB 1:4, B.22, T.6?

Something about it reminds me of Bortkiewicz' Im Takt 3/4 in e minor.

I would also very much appreciate having Smetana's Impromptu in b minor (1841-2) JB 1:5, B.23, T.7.

Lovely music.

Thanks very much.

jeremy
nms tttos
Smetana Impromptu 1 eb 1841.pdf
Smetana Impromptu 2 b 1841.pdf
Smetana Impromptu 3 Ab 1842.pdf
Smetana Eight Bagatelles & Impromptus.pdf

Re: Czech & Slovak Composers

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:55 am
by remy
Thanks a lot, Rob.


jeremy

Re: Czech & Slovak Composers

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:05 pm
by oren segev
Some more by Moyzes (nms and tttos)
Oren
Moyzes (1948) Sonatina.pdf

Re: Czech & Slovak Composers

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:44 pm
by oren segev
...And more
Oren
Moyzes (1983) Jazz Sonata (two pianos).pdf
Moyzes (1978) Brigand Rhapsody.pdf

Re: Czech & Slovak Composers

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:15 am
by oren segev
More by Jirak
After Alfor post on his Thread (nms)
Oren

A little bit Biography:
Karel B. Jirak (born in Prague, Czech Republic, January 28, 1891; died in Chicago, IL, January 30, 1972), is a Czech composer who studied with Vitezslav Novak and Joseph B. Foerster at Charles University and the Academy of Music in Prague. Following his studies, he was appointed conductor of the Hamburg Opera in 1915 and from 1918-19, was the conductor of the National Theater in Brno. From 1920-1930, he became professor of composition at Prague Conservatory after which time, he became music director of the Czechoslovak Radio from 1930-1945.
In 1947, he was invited to Chicago to deliver some lectures at Roosevelt University, but after the communist take-over in 1948, he decided to stay in the USA. From 1948 until 1967, he was Chairman of the Theory Department at Roosevelt University. And following that, from 1967 to 1971, he served as Professor of Composition at Chicago Conservatory College.

Karel Jirak has composed over 90 works among which are 1 opera, 6 symphonies, 7 string quartets, Symphonic Variation (1941), Piano Concerto, Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orcehstra (1957), Violin Sonata, Viola Sonata, Flute Sonata, Wind Quintet (1928), Clarinet Sonata (1947), and Requiem for solo quartet, chorus, organ and orchestra (1952). He is the author of a textbook on musical form (1924) and between 1945-46 while still in Prague, wrote monographs on W. A. Mozart, Zdenek Fibich and Jan Herman, the Czech piano virtuoso. Later on, while in the USA, he wrote a small study about Antonin Dvorak for a SVU presentation
Jirák op12 (1947) Mal klavrn suita.pdf
Jirak op55 (1949) Piano Concerto.pdf

Re: Czech & Slovak Composers

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:36 pm
by remy
Josef Suk Love Song, Op.7 No.1:

http://www.mediafire.com/?ljntwmynqmm

Thanks to the kind person who scanned the score.

Recording:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86u-6Xjm ... re=related#

Such a beautiful, lush piece.

I'm adding it to my 'must learn' list, along with the Lyapunov Op.8 Nocturne, the Bortkiewicz D flat Etude, and the Lysenko Impromptu After Chopin.

Is it possible to OD on lusciousness?


jeremy