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Little-known music of all eras => Downloads discussion => Topic started by: kyjo on August 28, 2012, 09:50:04 pm



Title: Slovak Music
Post by: kyjo on August 28, 2012, 09:50:04 pm
Thank you so much, Elroel, MVS, and Dundonnell, for your Slovakian music re-uploads ;D ;D! The Cikker and Zimmer works I have very much wanted to hear, so thank you once again :)!


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: kyjo on September 30, 2012, 04:50:19 am
Many thanks to Atsushi for his recent batch of uploads of Slovak music :) :). I had never guessed the world of Slovak music was so rich!


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: A.S on September 30, 2012, 06:11:45 am
 You are welcome, kyjo ;)   I recorded them from fine quality broadcast. (258kbps)  Hope you will enjoy them!


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: cjvinthechair on September 30, 2012, 11:32:49 am
Mr. A.S. - what a brilliant download today ! Many thanks !


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: A.S on September 30, 2012, 01:26:48 pm
Mr. A.S. - what a brilliant download today ! Many thanks !

  You are welcome , I'm very glad to hear you!  :D


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Latvian on October 17, 2012, 12:39:39 am
I have just posted a performance of Jan Zimmer's 12th Symphony in the Slovak Music Downloads folder. Does anyone out there happen to have his 4th Symphony, the only one we're missing?


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Dundonnell on October 17, 2012, 01:13:44 am
Thank you so much for the Zimmer 12th, Maris :)

A fine composer indeed :) We have, as you say, all but one of his twelve symphonies now.


.........and the 12th is sounding splendid :) :)


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Elroel on November 30, 2012, 04:50:13 pm
Recently the 2nd symphony of Jurovsky, from a broadcast, was posted by another member.

The work exists also on my Opus lp 9110 214. Yuu might find a little extra information welcome. Therefore I add the link to the notes from the sleeve:  http://www.mediafire.com/view/?2h7ksspmpkdhsp8 (http://www.mediafire.com/view/?2h7ksspmpkdhsp8)

If someone is interested in havinga second version of the symphony (Klinda.organ - Slovenská filharmonia - Rajter)
please let know.

Elroel


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: kyjo on December 15, 2012, 04:17:15 pm
Thank you very much, Roelof, for the three Moyzes pieces :) :)

We are very fortunate to have so much of this wonderful composer on CD and in our downloads :)


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: kyjo on December 19, 2012, 12:27:32 am
Thanks, Roelof and Jim, for Ilja Zeljenka's Symphonies 3 and 4 :)

A composer previously unknown to me, Zeljenka composed prolifically in all genres, including the fateful number of nine symphonies and two sinfoniettas. Roelof, you may want to add that Zeljenka passed away in 2007.


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Elroel on December 19, 2012, 12:43:27 am
Kyjo,

Thank you for the extra info.
You mention that he wrote 9 symphonies. So say the two sources I found. But I could not find any proof of existance of symphonies no. 6-9.
Did you find the info in Wikipedia? If so, I think we can not rely on that information?
If yoy have from another source: please let us know


Best regards,  Elroel


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: kyjo on December 19, 2012, 01:03:33 am
Roelof, Michael Herman's Eastern European and Balkan Symphonies Discography: http://www.musicweb-international.com/Balkan_discography/ECE-Balkan_Symphonies2.htm#ZELJENKA mentions the existence of nine symphonies. I have always found Herman's discographies to be invaluable resources when presenting information and I have no doubts about their accuracy :)


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Dundonnell on December 19, 2012, 02:30:03 am
I think this source will provide you with all you need to know :)

http://www.hc.sk/src/osobnost.php?lg=en&oid=27&show=diela#symphonic%20orchestra (http://www.hc.sk/src/osobnost.php?lg=en&oid=27&show=diela#symphonic%20orchestra)

All nine symphonies are well documented :)

(But, remember, I have retired from cataloguing ;D)


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Elroel on December 19, 2012, 07:38:25 pm
Thanks Colin,

You retired, but they are still there, so are you

Roelof


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: ttle on January 02, 2013, 10:05:22 pm
http://www.mediafire.com/?7e3wv85jislyc (http://www.mediafire.com/?7e3wv85jislyc)

It is an act of faith--or guessing?-- to put this here. I heard this Symphony No. 5, A Slovak in Engandin by Juraj Farkas on Slovakian radio and it is a recording of a live broadcast and I liked it a lot. Problem is I can find no information on Juraj Farkas: A Russian site refers to him as Slovenian-Hungarian, and he orchestrated some pieces by Jeno Hubay, but that is all I can find. I definitely would like to hear symphonies 1-4! If anyone has any information, I would appreciate it. Also, I included some of the announcement in Slovakian but I can't understand what orchestra is playing, so maybe someone else can translate for us. Hope you like it. Jim

The orchestra is Sinfonia Engiadina, in German: Sinfonieorchester Engadin. Engiadina, as you probably know, is one of the Romanche-speaking valleys in Eastern Switzerland. My guess would be that it is the same Juraj Farkaš as the guitarist born in 1955, but probably contacting the orchestra management is the safest way to find out!


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: ttle on January 02, 2013, 10:28:06 pm
Oh, I forgot to add that the conductor is Marc Andreae. I have contacted the orchestra and shall let you know if they reply!


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: ttle on January 03, 2013, 08:21:30 am
Well, that was quick :D
My guess was wrong, I received a short biography of the composer who actually settled in Engadin, hence his "invisibility" in Slovak music databases, and I shall translate and post it later today.


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Elroel on January 03, 2013, 10:34:42 am
Well, that is exactly what they wrote me this morning too.
I might write to the Slovakian Radio now, but in the past they hardly ever responded
Well, its a new year for them too. I'll gibe it a try

Elroel



Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: ttle on January 03, 2013, 11:37:19 am
Here it is:
"Juraj Farkaš was born in Bratislava in 1942 and studied piano, composition and conducting at the Conservatory of his home town between 1957 and 1962, where he was taught among others by Andrej Očenáš (composition) and Paula Pokojná (piano). After completing his studies, he was admitted in the class of the famous composer Ján Cikker at the Bratislava Music Academy. He was later employed as co-repetitor in the Opera House of the Slovak National Theatre. He also worked as the artistic director of the Folk Music Ensemble at the Czechoslovak Radio in Bratislava. During this period, he composed pieces with folk themes, arranged a number of Slovak songs and won the 1st prize in the national competition of composition for dance groups (goralský tanec). He received the Grand Prix of the Czechoslovak Radio for his orchestral piece "Incantations". Among his best-known works are the "Sinfonietta Poetica", the Second Symphony (1968, for the Prague Spring) and the Piano Concerto, as well as many chamber works, including the "Silser Impressionen" or "Musica Helvetica" (composed for the 700th anniversary of the Confederation). His works were conducted by such famous Slovak conductors as Ladislav Holoubek, Ondrej Lenárd, Pavol Bagin, Miroslav Šmíd, Josef Štelzer and others. A programme featuring the Sinfonietta Poetica by the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra was broadcast by Slovak Television. Juraj Farkaš described himself as a modern-oriented composer, taking models such as Stravinsky, Bartók, Cikker or the Second Viennese School. For many years, Juraj Farkaš was Hauskapellmeister at the Hotel Waldhaus in Sils. He passed away at the end of 2011."
Kindly provided by Markus Straser, Manager of the Engadine Symphony Orchestra (http://www.sinfonia-engiadina.ch).


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Elroel on January 03, 2013, 04:21:22 pm
Thank you ttle. Now we're on the search for more of his compositions.
Now I hope to get my old Slovak friend to dig in the archives when he is in Bratislava.

Elroel


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: britishcomposer on July 14, 2013, 01:25:59 pm
I just started listening to a few uploads of works by Slovak Composers, most of them uploads by MVS. Thank you very much!  :)
However, I had some trouble with two pieces by Jan Cikker:

Concertino for Piano and Orchestra op. 20
The file is an orchestral work, 13:38 minutes long, without solo piano. Can anyone tell me what it is?

Variations on a Slovak Folk Song (1970)
The file is identical with the Hommage to Beethoven (1969)
The link is no longer valid so I cannot verify if I messed up my uploads.



Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Wiktorio30Poland on December 29, 2013, 12:08:47 am
I am not sure, what of this file, but If it woluld be possible I prove to put Piano Concertino and Variations on the Slovak Folk Songs. I don't know if my mediafire works, but maybe there will be in this januar a lot of Cikker orchestral works, maybe also 2 operas and some other works of him.


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Dundonnell on December 29, 2013, 12:44:18 am
I am not sure, what of this file, but If it woluld be possible I prove to put Piano Concertino and Variations on the Slovak Folk Songs. I don't know if my mediafire works, but maybe there will be in this januar a lot of Cikker orchestral works, maybe also 2 operas and some other works of him.

Welcome to you from me too :)

A bit of advice for you though:

It will prevent you spending time unnecessarily :) If you go to the Downloads Section on this forum and check through the thread for downloads of music from a particular country you will find out if the piece has already been uploaded to Mediafire by another member. The Cikker works you mentioned, for example, are already available here.

It will be great to get from you any music you have which is not already here.....but I know, from personal experience, how long it can take to digitise music ;D

I am just trying to save you effort in duplicating music :)


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Wiktorio30Poland on December 29, 2013, 12:55:41 am
Thank You Dundonnell

I spent much time in the slovak music downloads section and many others sections in this forum, and unsungcomposers. Of course I don't want to duplicate this same pieces playing by this same performers. Before I put something here i will read the whole previous posts in download section. If I will see, that I have something new, I will put it here.


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: jowcol on March 18, 2014, 04:36:21 pm
Andrej Ocenas: Piano Concerto
(http://old.hc.sk/foto/ocenas.jpg)

From the collection of Karl Miller

Piano Concerto (1959)
Valeria Hodnova, piano
Bratislava RSO, Ladislav Slovak


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: jowcol on March 18, 2014, 06:41:50 pm

Dezider Kardos: Sinfonietta Domestica, Op. 50 (1979)
(http://leccos.com/pics/pic/kardos_dezider.jpg)

From the collection of Karl Miller

Sinfonietta Domestica, Op. 50 (1979)
Slovak Philharmonic/Ladislav Slovak



Wikipedia Bio:


Dezider Kardoš (* 23 December 1914 – † 18 March 1991), was Slovak composer, one of the main representatives of modern Slovak classical music. He was awarded the title National Artist in 1975, in 2006 was matriculated into the Gold Book of the Slovak Performing and Mechanical Rights Society (SOZA).


After finishing the high school (1933), he studied at the Music and Drama Academy where he attended courses of composition of Alexander Moyzes and at the same time attended the lectures in musicology, aesthetics and arts history at the Faculty of Arts of the Comenius University. Kardoš graduated in 1937 and resumed his studies Master's School of the Prague Conservatory up to 1939, where he was a student of Vítězslav Novák. From 1939 to 1945 he was head of the Slovak Radio Music Department in Prešov, from 1945 to 1951 head of the Czechoslovak Radio Music Department in Košice and since 1951 in Bratislava. In 1952 he became the first director of the Slovak Philharmonic. In the years 1955–1963 he was the practitioner of the Slovak Composers Union. Kardoš was also a successful tutor of composition, from 1961 to 1984 he taught at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (since 1968 as professor of composition). He was the founder of modern symphonisme. HE was one of the most important composers of the 20th century, forming the foundation of the Slovak music culture. It has its place in the forefront of modern Slovak symfonizme. The original production, which encompass almost all music genres, based on two sources of inspiration - from the Slovak national music and modern world. Dynamic process, unique instrumentation, vigorously, resolute and ardent lyricism, a sense of peace and perfection of construction are the hallmarks of his works, which belong to the permanent values of European music. For his work, he was in 1975 awarded the title of National Artist.






Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Wiktorio30Poland on March 19, 2014, 10:37:21 am
Many thanks for You jowcol, these composers (Ocenas, Kardos) are really masters of Slovak Musik.


Title: Ján Zimmer
Post by: Latvian on August 21, 2014, 09:09:06 pm
uploaded today to Slovak Music Downloads folder:

Ján Zimmer (1926-1993)

The Tatras, Op. 11 (first suite, 1952)
    Rysy
    Furkotska dolina a Furkotsky stit
    Mengusovska dolina a Koprovsky stit
    Hincovo pleso
    Polsky hreben a Bielovodska dolina
    Lomnicky stit

The Tatras, Op. 25 (second suite, 1956)
    Symbolicky cintorin
    Vodopady
    Studena dolina
    Krivan
    Potok
    Gerlach

  Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra
  Ondrej Lenard, conductor

From Slovak Radio broadcasts. Never issued commercially, to the best of my knowledge.


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: calyptorhynchus on August 25, 2014, 10:06:17 pm
I must say I enjoyed the Tatras suites immensely. I went on to Youtube to find Zimmer recordings, as he seems completely unrepresented in the catalogue and there are recordings of his Symphonies 1,3,5,7,12 and Piano Concertos 1 and 3. All sound like very ancient radio broadcasts, but I find the music quite compelling. Sometimes I think I like a particular composer because if I wrote music I would like it to sound like their music, Zimmer is one of those.

 ;)


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Gauk on August 26, 2014, 10:04:35 am
I have the old Musica Nova Bohemica LP of Zimmer's 1st Symphony, so I was familar with his name since many years ago. But it is only now that I have had the chance to hear anything else. Shame about the poor recordings ... my LP is only in mono also. It is coupled with the 2nd Symphony of Jiri Jaroch - there's another name to conjure with. A really wonderful piece with a most arresting opening.


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Wiktorio30Poland on February 27, 2015, 09:07:27 pm
The User Bobyor post in download section a link to part of piano cycle "Kaleidoskop" (Evoluzioni armoniche). This interesting work has 2 versions - for piano (from 1966) and for Piano (or Organ), String Orchestra and Timpani (from 1971). I have recorded the version for piano a long time ago in one polish library in Warsaw. I proove to upload it in some time, but I don't know if the sound will be good, and if the cycle is completed. In any case, I will proove to upload it, but maybe User Bobyor will make this before me and better than I. ;-)

On Youtube You also have the second part of this interesting work in the organ version. The part is named "Three Romantic Pieces" (To the Memory of J. Suk)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgruAFJ5O88


Hope You enjoy my Suchon's uploads In next weeks I will upload some other works by Suchon and Cikker, and maybe some polish composers.


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Jolly Roger on September 03, 2015, 05:02:54 am
http://www.audiophileusa.com/item.cfm?record=110941


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Toby Esterhase on October 30, 2015, 03:19:12 am
I am not sure that it's a new release however
http://www.pavlikrecords.sk/shop/jan-cikker-komorne-a-koncertantne-diela-cd-audio


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Wiktorio30Poland on August 05, 2017, 11:56:05 pm
I have made a download comeback today, and I want to upload in august-september-october some new works and new performances of slovak composers. I hope You will enjoy it. They are record from slovakian radio broadcasts (such radios as Devin, Pyramida (Klasika), Lumen), or download from youtube. I want also say You all which works You can proove buy or hear on youtube, spotify and deezer, because some of slovak works are not easy to find. In 2018 on 25. September will be also the Suchon 110.birthday and on 5.august - 25 years after his death. So now is the good time to hear more slovak works.

Thank You all for Your patience and tolerance, and hope You will enjoy slovak music.


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: guest632 on August 06, 2017, 01:42:27 am
Thank you, that is exciting indeed! I for one will be sure to enjoy them.


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: cjvinthechair on August 06, 2017, 09:13:37 am
Good to hear again, Mr. Wiktorio. Kardos Symphony particularly appreciated.
Will much look forward to everything you are able to provide for us - thank you !


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Gauk on August 07, 2017, 09:20:55 pm
Thanks from me also!


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Latvian on August 10, 2017, 12:53:36 am
Wonderful! Looking forward to your uploads.


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Jolly Roger on August 14, 2017, 09:39:27 am
Since part of my heritage is Slovak,I am especially grateful for these contributions!!!!


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Wiktorio30Poland on August 15, 2017, 12:48:47 am
Thank You All.

I am preparing now some new works/perfomances of Suchon, Cikker and probably Kardos and Ocenas. But except them, I have record
some works of Frantisek Babusek, a fine, maybe quite (neo)romantic composer, who's works I have recorded some years ago from Radio Devin and Klasika.

I want upload also 3 parts of "Pamatniky Slavy" of Andrej Ocenas. I have parts: "Dukla", "Nemecka", "Banska Bystrica". If somebody have the last part, which is called "Slavin", please upload it if it's possible.

Some of the works which I have uploaded, or I want to upload are not well recorded, but there are quite good and still listenable.


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: dhibbard on August 15, 2017, 07:02:46 pm
thank you!!    I enjoy these...


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: cjvinthechair on August 25, 2017, 01:49:16 pm
Nice, Mr. Wiktorio - had no Babusek at all ! Thank you.


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Latvian on August 28, 2017, 09:53:21 pm
Thank you very much for these! I'm always eager to expand my knowledge of Slovak music.


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Wiktorio30Poland on February 10, 2019, 12:57:38 am
Greetings to You All and Thank for Your patience. Hope You all are fine.
I am still in this great forum, but unfortunately I didn't join Your discussions, because my english is still not so good. But...
I have just recorded some new works and new perfomances of the Eugen Suchon works. Hope, I could upload them in next weeks for You all on mediafire or mega.

Eugen Suchon is more and more important to me. I am listening his works together with works of Bohuslav Martinu, Janis Ivanovs, Karol Szymanowski. Suchon's music is probably "national" (Slovak) and "modern" (contemporary, or XX- century) too. For me very interesting synthesis.
If somebody has something to say about Suchon's music please write here. It will be great to read Your comments and reflections.




Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Wiktorio30Poland on February 12, 2019, 07:45:28 pm
Here is the info about he performance of Opera "Svatopluk":

Blagota, otrokyňa pohanského rodu – Marta Krásová
Bogat, pohanský veľmož – Karel Kalaš
Dragomír, nádvorný špán – Václav Bednář
Kráľ Svätopluk – Eduard Haken
kňažka Moreny – Eva Hlobilová, Jarmila Pechová
Milena, dcéra Blagoty – Drahomíra Tikalová
Mojmír – Přemysl Kočí
Predslav – Antonín Zlesák
Starešina – Jaroslav Veverka
strážca pohanského obetišťa – Jaroslav Rohan
Svätopluk ml.– Milan Karpíšek
veliteľ Mojmírovej družiny – Jaroslav Střiška
Vojak – Jiří Joran
Vražec – Antonín Votava
Záboj, igric a pisár – Ivo Žídek
Ľutomíra, kňažná z Panónie – Marie Podvalová
Žrec – Karel Berman

Operní sbor Národního divadla v Praze,
Operní sbor Smetanova divadla v Praze
sbormistři / choirmasters – Milan Malý, Vladivoj Jankovský
Orchestr Národního divadla v Praze
dirigent / Conductor – Zdeněk Chalabala

recorded in 1962

Opera Svatopluk is one of the greatest work of Suchon, very important for his mature style. This work is also different to "Krutnava". Hope You enjoy it.


Title: Re: Slovak Music
Post by: Neil McGowan on February 12, 2019, 08:52:20 pm
Thank you for that huge inpur of information about Suchon and his opera.  I fear very few people will have heard this work - which is their loss, as it is a fine piece of work (in my view!)