Personality profile

Photo: Juraj Beneš Author: Pavel Kastl

Juraj Beneš

2 Mar 1940 Trnava – 11 Sep 2004 Bratislava

www.hrckova.sk/juraj-benes

classical music
composition

Bio

Bio

1954 – 1960
Bratislava Conservatory (piano – Roman Rychlo)
1960 – 1966
Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (composition – Ján Cikker)
1964 – 1974
worked as a rehearsal pianist in the Opera of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava
1974 – 1983
he lectured on music theory at the Department of Music Education of the Teachers' Training College in Trnava
since 1984
he lectured on theory of music at the Academy of Performing Arts
1988 – 1991
worked as a dramaturgy adviser of the Opera of the Slovak National Theatre
1994 – 1998
the chairman of the Slovak Section of ISCM
1997
he was appointed professor at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno
2000 – 2004
vice-dean of the Faculty of Music and Dance of the Academy of Performing Arts

“The first works of J. Beneš are illusionary, a pastiche of modernist techniques (Préférence; Waltz for Colonel Brumble; Musique pour Grock). They contain principles of later Beneš works – linearity of musical thinking, which determines the vertical structure. Individual lines lean toward thickening textures, developing separate melodic ideas in both tonal and atonal levels. The composer occasionally uses polyphony, imitation, quotes, canonical procedures, polymetrics, and motoric motion. Working with music material takes precedence to the expression of the movement, which runs freely, without major gradations and dramatism, thus Beneš became the first postmodernist composer in Slovakia in the 1970s (Six Dances for Solo Flute; Mémoire; Canzona; Music for Trumpet, Percussion and Strings; Prérérence). Fragments containing 1-4 tones create his melodies since the late '70s. In regards to melodic microstructure, he searches for various relationships, uses its repetition, variations, intonation derivations, and creates different nuances of articulation on the instrument. The microstructure determines the further course of his composition, revealing new thinking in harmony. The motives for writing works and the source of his dramatism was the intensity of life and the tension of internal experiences and frenetic times.

Beneš's work shows a unique relationship to Renaissance and Baroque music (Music for J. S. per orchestra), but does not attempt to present a synthesis of contemporary and early music, but instead uses compositional techniques of implanting old principles in new thinking. In the song cycle Il sogno di Poppea he enters into a direct dialogue with the Monteverdi opera. In the music, form reaches for historical musical types (6 Dances; Three Monodies; O virtù mia, concert aria; Canzona). Since the second half of the 1970s his music leans toward modality, first in linear thinking, then penetrating also into harmony.

A significant part of his work are operas and vocal works. In them he presents a distinctive and unique concept of depersonalization, anti-psychologically rendering the characters and plot in a Slovak context, in which the self develops an epic storyline and musical course.”

 

(KAJANOVÁ, Yvetta: Juraj Beneš. In: 100 slovenských skladateľov. Ed. Marián Jurík, Peter Zagar. Bratislava: Národné hudobné centrum, 1998, p. 41 – 42.)

Works

  • opera
  • Emperor’s New Clothes

    Opera in one act
    1966 60'
    TEXT: composer, after Hans Christian Andersen
    PUBLISHER: Panton, Slovenský hudobný fond
    FIGURES: Emperor (bbr), Minister A (s), Minister B (t), Costumer 1 (br), Costumer 2 (a), Costumer 3 (b), Woman (spk, ms), Mime (act)
    SCORING: orch: 2fl (1flp), 2ob, 2cl (1clb), 2fg, 2cr, 3tr, tn, 3bat, ar, archi
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  • Petrified

    Opera in one act – ballad in 7 scenes
    1974 60'
    TEXT: composer on texts by Janko Kráľ
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    FIGURES: Hanka (s), Janko (br), 6soli: 2s, a, t, br, b
    SCORING: soli, CM, fl, cl, tr, zmb, bat, vn, cb
  • The Feast

    Opera in three parts
    1980 120'
    TEXT: the composer, on the lyrics by Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav
    FIGURES: Rachel (s), Herodes (t), Jochanan (b), Filip (t), Obadja (br), Manahen (b)
    SCORING: CM, orch: 4fl (2flp), 2ob, 4cl (in es, in b, 2clb), 2fg, 2cr, 2tr, 2tn, 3bat, ar, archi
  • The Players

    An opera in two parts after Shakespeare's Hamlet
    1994 113'
    TEXT: composer on Shakespeare’s Hamlet (original), using translations: italian by Giulio Carcano, french by François-Victor Hugo, german by August Wilhelm Schlegel and latin by Alexandra Mallá
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    FIGURES: Ophelia (s), Second Clown/Rosencrantz/Player Queen (s), Gertrude (a), Polonius/Osric (t), First Clown/Guildenstern/Player King (t), Hamlet (br), Laertes/First Player/Player Lucianus (b), Claudius (b)
    SCORING: 2s, a, 2t, br, 2b, orch: 3fl (1flp), 2ob (1ci), 2cl (1clb), 2fg (1cfg), cr, tr, tn, ar, bat, archi
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  • symphony orchestra
  • Allegro per orchestra

    1974 8'
    SCORING: orch: 2fl (flp), 3ob (ci), cl, 2fg, 2cr, tr, 3tn, tu, bat, archi
  • Mémoire

    for chamber orchestra
    1977 14'
    PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: orch: fla, cl in A, fg, fc, cr, tu, ar, 9vl, 3cb
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  • Music for Orchestra

    1982 20'
    PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: orch: 3fl (3flp), 3ob (2.d\'amore, 3.ci), 5cl (1clb), 3fg (1cfg), 3cr, 3tr, 3tn, 3tu, tp, archi
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  • Prelude for orchestra

    1983 8' 30''
    SCORING: orch: 2fl (1flp), 2ob (1ci), 3cl (1clb), fg, 2cr, 1tr, 1tn, tp, bat, archi
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  • When Music...

    per orchestra
    1991 6'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: flp, fl, ob, cl, fg, cr, tr, tn, mbf, tp, 3tpc, 4tbl, cio, ar, zmb, archi
  • Music for Orchestra No. 2

    1997 12'
    SCORING: 3, 3, 3, 3 – 3, 3, 3, 0 – timp, 3bat, ar – archi
  • chamber orchestra
  • Divertimento

    per archi
    1970 8'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: archi
  • In memoriam Pavel Raška

    per 12 archi
    1981 17' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 6vn, 3vl, 2vc, cb
  • Music for J. S.

    1985 15' 30''
    SCORING: orch: flp, fl, fla, ob, ci, cl, clb, 2cr, 2tr, tn, archi
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  • Puzzle

    for string orchestra
    1990 7' 20''
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: archi
  • solo voice(s), choir, and orchestra
  • Requiem

    1986 40'
    TEXT: composer on texts by Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Janko Kráľ, Ivan Krasko, Ján Hollý, and Latin fragments
    SCORING: s, a, t, b, CM, orch: 2fl (1flp), 2ob (1ci), 2cl (1clb), 2fg (1cfg), 4cr, 4tr, 4tn, tp, bat, 2ar, archi
  • one solo instrument with orchestra
  • Music for Trumpet, Percussion and Strings

    1978 13'
    PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: tr, orch: tp, vbf, mbf, archi
  • Music for Trombone and Orchestra

    1989 22'
    SCORING: tn, orch: flp, fl, ci, cl, cl, fg, 3cr, 3tr, 6bat, archi
  • Musica d’inverno

    per violino ed orchestra
    1992 13' 40''
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, orch: flp, fl, ob, cl, fg, cr, tr, tn, bat, ar, archi
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  • Concert for piano and orchestra No. 1

    2001 24' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf, orch: 2flp, 2ci, 2clb, 2fg, 2cfg, 2cr, 2tr, 2tn, 3bat, ar, archi
  • Koncert pre klavír a orchester č. 2

    2003 18' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf, orch: flp, fl, ob, ci, cl, clb, fg, cfg, 2cr, 2tr, 2tn, bat, ac, ar, archi
  • Concert for Piano and Orchestra No. 3

    2004 23' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf, orch: fl, fla, ob, ci, cl, clb, fg, cr, tr, tn, tp, bat, ac, ar, zmb, archi
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  • solo instrument
  • Tre pezzi

    per oboe
    1964 SCORING: ob
  • Ciaccona

    per fagotto solo
    1975 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond, Hudobný fond
    SCORING: fg
  • Six Dances

    for flute solo
    1975 11'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: fl
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  • Cinque invenzioni

    per tromba ad libitum
    1976 11'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: tr
  • Sonata

    per violino solo
    1976 11' 20''
    SCORING: vn
  • Lamento

    per violino solo
    1979 13'
    SCORING: vn
  • Sonata

    per un clarinetto
    1981 9' 40''
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: cl
  • Sonata

    per violoncello solo
    1985 14'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vc
  • For Instance Black Pony

    per corno di bassetto
    1992 5'
    SCORING: crb
  • Il seme seducente della genealogia

    per flauto solo
    1994 6'
    SCORING: fl
  • A curious appearance in the air

    1999 SCORING: gui
  • Musique pour Grock No. 5

    pour un accordéon
    1999 SCORING: ac
  • The white rabbit with pink eyes looking at a watch and Alice started...

    1999 SCORING: zmb
  • piano or piano four hands
  • Variations

    for piano
    1961 PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Sonata No. 1

    1971 8'
    SCORING: pf
  • Sonata No. 2

    1976 18'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Sonata No. 3

    for piano
    1977 15'
    SCORING: pf
  • Sonata No. 4

    1978 18'
    SCORING: pf
  • Suite

    1980 7' 30''
    SCORING: pf
  • Old Boys Anthology

    Suite for piano No. 2
    1983 30'
    SCORING: pf
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  • Sonata No. 5

    per pianoforte
    1985 25'
    SCORING: pf
  • Due notturni

    per pianoforte
    1989 9'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank and of having nothing to do

    1992 13'
    SCORING: pf
  • Notturno No. 2

    per pianoforte
    1992 SCORING: pf
  • Notturno No. 3

    per pianoforte
    1992 11'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Sonata No. 6

    1995 55'
    SCORING: pf
  • Notturno No. 4

    per pianoforte
    1997 17'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Notturno No. 5

    per pianoforte
    1997 8'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Notturno No. 6

    per pianoforte
    2000 4' 50''
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Notturno No. 7

    per pianoforte
    2000 PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Musique pour Grock No. 6

    2003 8'
    SCORING: pf
  • Notturno No. 8

    per pianoforte
    2004 SCORING: pf
  • organ
  • Populácijó Hajkeles

    for organ
    1976 13'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: org
  • Melancholy

    per organo positivo
    1977 10'
    PUBLISHER: Opus, Hudobný fond
    SCORING: org
  • Durée Ω per organo

    2001 20'
    SCORING: org
  • Durée Φ

    per organo
    2001 13'
  • Durée Δ per organo

    2002 10'
    SCORING: org
  • two instruments
  • 7 Canones a 2

    1970 28'
    SCORING: 2strum.adlib/2v
  • Suite

    1971 6' 30''
    SCORING: vc, pf
  • Musique pour Grock No. 1

    1974 9'
    SCORING: fl, gui
  • Preludium and Sonata

    1984 7' 50''
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: ob, ar
  • Piano pianissimo e poco sul ponticello anche sul tasto all'occasione dello compleanno di Giovanni Albrechto

    per due viole senza basso
    1985 SCORING: 2vl
  • Musique pour Grock No. 4

    for bassoon and violoncello
    1999 SCORING: fg, vc
  • Dialogue for cimbalom and clarinet

    2004 SCORING: zmb, cl
  • two pianos
  • Matrimonial Music

    for two pianos
    1976 12'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2pf
  • Intermezzo No. 3

    per due pianoforte
    1987 17'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2pf
  • three instruments
  • Musique pour Grock No. 2

    1975 17'
    SCORING: vn, cl, tn
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  • Musique pour Grock No. 3

    1975 17'
    SCORING: vn, vl, vc
  • four instruments
  • Canzona No. 2

    1984 14'
    SCORING: fl, ob, fg, vc
  • Chanson triste

    for violin, clarinet, cello and piano
    1996 21'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, cl, vc, pf
  • string quartet
  • Quartetto d'archi No. 1 (Events)

    1977 12'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • Quartetto d'archi No. 2

    1984 13'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
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  • Quartetto d'archi No. 3

    1989 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • Quartetto d'archi No. 4

    1998 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond, Hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • Quartetto d'archi No. 5

    2000 17' 20''
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • five instruments
  • Intermezzo No. 4

    1998 14'
    SCORING: 5cr
  • wind quintet
  • Canzona No. 1

    for wind quintet
    1977 7'
    SCORING: ob, cl, fl, fg, cr
  • six instruments
  • Intermezzo No. 1

    per 6 flauti
    1976 9' 30''
    SCORING: 6fl
  • Going to

    for six violoncellos
    1994 5' 34''
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: 6vc
  • nine instruments
  • Préférence

    pour 9 instruments
    1974 10'
    SCORING: fl, cl, cr, tr, gui, ar, vn, vc, cb
  • 10 to 15 instruments
  • Three Marches

    for 12 wind instruments
    1975 16'
    SCORING: ens: flp, fl, clp, clb, cr, tb, tr, 3tn, fc, euf
  • Waltz for Colonel Brumble

    per 11 esecutori
    1975 14'
    SCORING: 3bat (cpl, vgf, cmp, 3trg, crt, 2bon, con, tpc, gc, 3pto), ar, zmb, man, gui, bo, cel, cmb, pf
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  • Intermezzo No. 2

    per 12 violoncelli
    1979 21'-26'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 12vc
  • vocal-instrumental chamber works
  • Monologues

    Seven Songs for alto and string quartet
    1962 TEXT: Milan Kundera
    SCORING: a, 2vn, vl, vc
  • Cantamines

    5 canzoni per flauto, soprano ed arpa
    1970 13'
    TEXT: Jiří Gold, Latin quotation
    SCORING: fl, s, ar
  • Key

    two songs for bass and piano text
    1975 7' 20''
    TEXT: Miroslav Válek
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: b, cl
  • Longing for Mother

    for bass, drum a piano
    1975 TEXT: Miroslav Červenka
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: b, tpc, pf
  • Three Monodies

    1979 15'
    TEXT: P. O. Hviezdoslav
    SCORING: s, 2vn, vc, cmb
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  • Temptation of St. A

    for King's singers
    1981 13' 40''
    SCORING: 6vm
  • O Virtů mia

    Aria concertante per basso ed organo
    1983 8'
    TEXT: Dante – Purgatorio
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: b, org
  • Cantata No. 1 (eating)

    1992 5' 40''
    TEXT: Getrude Stein
    SCORING: s, cl, clb, vl, vc, cb
  • Cantata No. 2 (déjeuner)

    1995 9' 40''
    TEXT: Jacques Prévert
    SCORING: s, cl, bat (mbf, gc/tg, 2cio, 3 pti sosp, vbf)
  • Haiku

    12 songs for soprano and cimbalom
    1999 9' 40''
    TEXT: old Japanese haikus
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: s, zmb
  • L'ombre que viendra

    Air concertant pour soprano et orgue
    2001 9'
    SCORING: s, org
  • solo voice(s) with piano accompaniment
  • Four Songs

    for tenor and piano left hand
    1973 10' 20''
    TEXT: Dionýz Kubík – Cantiones Slavonicae
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: t, pf
  • Vocalisez

    Three songs for soprano and piano
    1973 12'
    TEXT: Zbigniew Herbert (3.)
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Six Romances

    for baritone and piano
    1974 16'
    TEXT: Kozma Prutkov
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: br, pf
  • Addio...

    5 canzoni per contralto e pianoforte
    1975 12'
    TEXT: composer
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: a, pf
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  • Il sogno di Poppea

    7 canzoni per soprano e pianoforte, secondo L'incoronazione di Poppea di Claudio Monteverdi e Francesco Busenello
    1984 15'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: s, pf
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  • Intolleranza

    1987 10'
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Quatro identificazioni

    per soprano e pianoforte
    1988 12'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: s, pf
  • solo voice(s)
  • Fragments of Janko Kráľ

    for low male voice
    1976 9'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: b
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  • suitable for schools
  • One Finger on Each Hand

    1974 4' 45''
    SCORING: pf
  • PRSPYTRSTYRSPRSTRY

    1975 8' 13''
    SCORING: pf
  • All the Fingers Take Their Places

    1975 4' 15''
    SCORING: pf
  • mixed choir
  • Hymn

    to the 130th Anniversary of P. O. Hviezdoslav
    1978 7'
    TEXT: Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav
    SCORING: CM
  • Quattro cori misti

    1978 6'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CM
  • Capriccio

    sopra una villanella di Orlando di Lasso per coro misto a cappella
    1980 4'
    SCORING: CM
  • Madrigalsonetto

    per coro misto secondo Petrarca - Liszt
    1991 8'
    SCORING: CM
  • Psalms

    2005 SCORING: CM
  • male choir
  • Two Male Choirs a cappella

    1975 6'
    SCORING: CMa
  • female choir
  • Three Female Choirs a cappella

    1974 7'
    SCORING: CF
  • children's choir
  • The Jay Chattered

    for children's choir a cappella on thy lyrics by Mária Rázusová-Martáková
    1976 8' 30''
    TEXT: M. Rázusová-Martáková
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CB
  • Lunovis

    Cansona corale a tre voci bianche
    1978 5'
    TEXT: Christian Morgenstern, Latin
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CB
  • choir with instruments
  • Symphony

    1974 18'
    SCORING: vn, CM: 3s, 3a, 3t, 3b

Bibliography

  • Books
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Slovenská hudobná avantgarda
    Štýlotvorné formovanie skladateľskej generácie nastupujúcej v 60. rokoch 20. storočia
    2011 Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava 2011
  • Studies (Book Chapters, Dictionary Entries, Scholarly Articles)
  • GINZERY, Enikö: Prečo práve cimbal? (Juraj Beneš: Haiku)
    2011 Slovenská hudba year 37, 2011, no. 2, p. 149–152
  • ŠTEFKOVÁ, Markéta: O harmónii v hudbe (In memoriam Juraj Beneš)
    2011 Slovenská hudba year 37, 2011, no. 2, p. 120–130
  • ŠTEFKOVÁ, Markéta: Význam citátov v Haiku Juraja Beneša
    2011 Slovenská hudba year 37, 2011, no. 2, p. 131–148
  • HRČKOVÁ, Naďa: An Exclamation of Truth, Babilonian Tower und Belcanto: The Players (after Hamlet) by Juraj Beneš
    2010 Mediteran – vir glasbe in hrepenenja evropske romantike in moderne = The Mediterranean – source of music and longing of European romanticism and modernism, Festival Ljubljana, Ljubljana 2010, p. 228–234
  • HRČKOVÁ, Naďa: Last Event...
    2009 "Melos" a "Étos": včera, dnes, ...zajtra? = "Melos" und "Ethos": gestern, heute, ...morgen?", Music Centre Slovakia, Bratislava 2009, p. 57–65
  • HRČKOVÁ, Naďa: Hlas volajícího na poušti, nebo Divný Janko: Juraj Beneš
    2007 Dějiny hudby VI. Hudba 20. století (2), Euromedia, Praha 2007, p. 438–465
  • MOJŽIŠOVÁ, Michaela: Die neuste Hamlet-Opernversion. The Players von Juraj Beneš (1994)
    2006 Na začiatku bolo slovo = Am Anfang war das Wort, Music Centre Slovakia, Bratislava 2006, p. 105–109
  • HRČKOVÁ, Naďa: Ost-Oper vor dem Umbruch: Katastrophe und Warnung
    2006 Na začiatku bolo slovo = Am Anfang war das Wort, Music Centre Slovakia, Bratislava 2006, p. 30–37
  • HRČKOVÁ, Naďa: Hlas volajúceho na púšti, alebo Divný Janko: Juraj Beneš
    2006 Dejiny hudby VI. Hudba 20. storočia (2), Ikar 2006, p. 438–465
  • OREMUSOVÁ, Adela: Bach ako istota v časoch neistoty, J. Beneš a J. S. Bach
    2006 Dejiny hudby VI. Hudba 20. storočia (2), Ikar, Bratislava 2006, p. 323–334
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    2006 Rekviem v súčasnej hudbe, Institute of Musicology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava 2006, p. 273–287
  • HRČKOVÁ, Naďa: Vraždenie neviniatok: Hostina Juraja Beneša
    2006 Dejiny hudby VI. Hudba 20. storočia (2), Ikar, Bratislava 2006, p. 147–154
  • HRČKOVÁ, Naďa: Politik, Musik und Theater in der Oper von Juraj Beneš Das Festmahl (1980)
    2005 Musicologica Olomucensia VII, Palacký University, Olomouc, Olomouc 2005, p. 47–57
  • HRČKOVÁ, Naďa: Einige Bemerkungen zu der Oper „Das Festmahl” (1980) von Juraj Beneš
    2004 Duchowość Europy Środkowej i Wschodniej w muzyce końca XX wieku (ed. K. Droba, T. Malecka, K. Szwajgier), Akademia Muzyczna im. Feliksa Nowowiejskiego w Bydgoszczy, Kraków 2004, p. 99–107
  • ŠTEFKOVÁ, Markéta: "Skamenený" Juraja Beneša: k skladateľovej opernej poetike
    2003 Slovenská hudba year 29, 2003, no. 2, p. 215–250
  • HRČKOVÁ, Naďa: Vertonung polnischer Poeten in der zeitgenössischen slowakischen Musik
    2002 Pieśń polska. Rekonesans. Odrębności i pokrewieństwa. Inspiracje i echa (ed. M. Tomaszewski), Akademia Muzyczna im. Feliksa Nowowiejskiego w Bydgoszczy, Kraków 2002, p. 145–155
  • HRČKOVÁ, Naďa: Niektoré nové aspekty vzťahu hudby a slova v piesňových cykloch Juraja Beneša
    2002 Slovenskí skladatelia III., Orman, Bratislava 2002, p. 58–74
  • HRČKOVÁ, Naďa: Hudba, politika a divadlo v opere Juraja Beneša Hostina
    2002 Slovenskí skladatelia III., Orman, Bratislava 2002, p. 47–58
  • HRČKOVÁ, Naďa: Reflections of Bach in Contemporary Slovak Music
    2002 Bach 2000. Music between Virgin Forest and Knowledge Society (ed. J. Fukač), Compostela Group of Universities, Brno 2002, p. 239–245
  • TROJAN, Jan: Opera po roce 1945
    2001 Dějiny opery, Paseka, Praha-Litomyšl 2001, p. 439–440
  • MOJŽIŠOVÁ, Michaela: Uvádzanie pôvodnej slovenskej opernej tvorby v rokoch 1949 – 1989
    2000 Slovenskí skladatelia I./Slowakische Komponisten I., STIMUL, Bratislava 2000, p. 219–228
  • ZVARA, Vladimír: Drei exemplarische Werke der slowakischen Komponisten im 20. Jahrhundert
    1998 Súčasná hudba medzi Východom a Západom = Zeitgenössische Musik zwischen Ost und West, Orman, Bratislava 1998, p. 179–186
  • ZVARA, Vladimír: Slovenská operná tvorba 20. storočia: na príklade troch diel
    1997 Slovenská hudba year 23, 1997, no. 3–4, p. 253–258
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Vývoj po roku 1945
    1996 Dejiny slovenskej hudby (ed. O. Elschek), ASCO Art & Science, Bratislava 1996, p. 273–341
  • SMOLÍK, Pavol: Iná koncepcia heroizmu
    1994 Sovenská hudba year 20, 1994, no. 1, p. 44–66
  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • KOLÁŘ, Robert: Ensemble Ricercata [recenzia CD]
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 3, p. 38
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Hold mladých slovenskej hudbe
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 11, p. 3
  • DOHNALOVÁ, Lýdia: Festival peknej hudby
    17. ročník, 29.–31. júla, Banská Štiavnica, Sv. Anton, Pekná hudba o. z.
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 9, p. 18
  • BERÁTS, Juraj: Hudba dneška v SNG 18: DVA-JA 3
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 5, p. 12
  • KOLÁŘ, Robert: Hudba dneška v SNG
    Zverokruh
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 1-2, p. 9
  • KOLÁŘ, Robert: Ensemble Ricercata
    Prvé kroky rezidenčného súboru Rádia Devín
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 1-2, p. 4–5
  • ČEKOVSKÁ, Ľubica – MATEJ, Daniel – SKUTA, Nora – BENDIK, Martin: V zrkadle času : Juraj Beneš
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 9, p. 6–7
  • ŠIŠKOVÁ, Ingeborg: Nedeľné matiné v Mirbachovom paláci
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 12, p. 3
  • PLATZNER, Alexander: Konvergencie
    Oktetá
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 11, p. 5
  • BUBNÁŠ, Juraj: Milan Paľa : Violin Solo 4 [recenzia CD]
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 4, p. 35
  • ŠIŠKOVÁ, Ingeborg: Mirbach v znamení pestrého dramaturgicko-interpretačného mixu
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 4, p. 3
  • ŠČEPÁN, Michal: Melos-Étos 2013
    Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej, traja Poliaci, traja Slováci...
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 12, p. 19
  • KOLÁŘ, Robert: ISCM World New Music Days 2013 : Košice – Bratislava Viedeň
    Čerešničky na torte
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 12, p. 13
  • ŠIŠKOVÁ, Ingeborg: Letňanová medzi súčasnou a starou hudbou
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 10, p. 9
  • BUBNÁŠ, Juraj: Nová slovenská hudba 2012
    Warchalovci, Quasars Ensemble a komorné koncerty
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 1-2, p. 25
  • KOLÁŘ, Robert: Juraj Beneš : Going to [recenzia CD]
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 6, p. 37
  • BUBNÁŠ, Juraj: Juraj Beneš : Going To [recenzia CD]
    2012 Slovenská hudba year 38, 2012, no. 2, p. 227–228
  • SEDLÁR, Mário: Slovenská organová hudba [recenzia CD]
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 7–8, p. 55–56
  • PUŠKÁŠOVÁ, Melánia: Posedenie nad partitúrou...
    Juraj Beneš navždy 64-ročný (K nedožitým sedemdesiatinám skladateľa 2. 3. 1940 – 11. 9. 2004)
    2010 Slovenská hudba year 36, 2010, no. 4, p. 331–339
  • FÖLDEŠOVÁ, Marta: Juraj Beneš – dodatočná reflexia
    2010 Slovenská hudba year 36, 2010, no. 4, p. 340–341
  • UNGER, Pavel: The Players – historický počin prvej scény
    2004 (4. 10.) Pravda 2004 (4. 10.), p. 29
  • MOJŽIŠOVÁ, Michaela: Meditácia na večnú tému vzbury jednotlivca proti pokrytectvu
    2004 (4. 10.) SME 2004 (4. 10.), p. 13
  • MATEJ, Daniel: Za Jurajom Benešom
    2004 (17. 9.) SME 2004 (17. 9.), p. 26
  • MATEJ, Daniel: Za Jurajom Benešom
    2004 Hudobný život year 36, 2004, no. 10, p. 3
  • MOJŽIŠOVÁ, Michaela: Benešov Hamlet sa volá Hráči
    2002 (27. 6.) Domino fórum year 11, 2002 (27. 6.), no. 26
  • OBIERA, Pedro: Überdosis an Wohlklang
    2002 (5. 6.) Westfälischer Anzeiger 2002 (5. 6.)
  • MÜLLER, Michael-Georg: Hamlet als Phantom der Oper
    2002 (29. 5.) Westfälische Rundschau 2002 (29. 5.)
  • MÜLLER, Michael-Georg: Musiktheater – Neues Versuch über Shakespeares Hamlet auf der Opernszene: The Players in Köln
    2002 (29. 5.) Neue Ruhr Zeitung 2002 (29. 5.)
  • SCHREIBER, Ulrich: Spiel ist Spiel, The Players als Puzzle über Shakespeares Hamlet in Kölner Oper
    2002 (29. 5.) Reinische Post 2002 (29. 5.)
  • BAUER, Gerhard: Schlag nach bei Shakespeare. Acht Personen zerpflücken Shakespeares „Hamlet“ oder: Vierzig Blicke, Schlaglichter und Attacken auf das Theater – ein Experiment mit Musik
    2002 (28. 5.) Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger 2002 (28. 5.)
  • SCHRÖDER, Anette: Grübler mit dem gelben Heftchen
    2002 (28. 5.) Kölnische Rundschau 2002 (28. 5.)
  • KEIM, Stefan: Hamlet halbfett
    2002 (28. 5.) Die Welt 2002 (28. 5.)
  • REININGHAUS, Frieder: Zur Premiere „The Players“ von Juraj Beneš in Köln
    2002 (27. 5.) Musikforum, Radio Köln 2002 (27. 5.)
  • REININGHAUS, Frieder: Uraufführung Juraj Beneš, The Players
    2002 (27. 5.) Deutschlandfunk 2002 (27. 5.)
  • REININGHAUS, Frieder: Annäherung an neue slowakische Musik und Juraj Beneš
    2002 (7. 5.) Bühnen der Stadt Köln / Universität Köln 2002 (7. 5.)
  • SCHREIBER, Ulrich: Das Spiel ist Sache
    2002 Opernwelt year 43, 2002, no. 7
  • BLAHYNKA, Miloslav: Komunikácia s umením prebúdza zmysel pre skutočnosť. Rozhovor s Jurajom Benešom
    2000 Javisko 2000, no. 7-8
  • PETTITT, Stephen: Petrified
    1993 Opera 1993, no. 2, p. 241
  • ZAGAR, Peter: Kam sa uberá londýnska opera? Rozhovor s Ch. Baughom, J. Abulafiom a J. Benešom
    1992 (12. 11.) Kultúrny život 1992 (12. 11.)
  • HICK, Brian: Mecklenburgh Champions Slovakian Opera
    1992 Musical Opinion 1992, p. 437–438
  • LÁBSKA, Yvetta: Hudobný svet Juraja Beneša
    K päťdesiatinám skladateľa
    1990 Hudobný život year 22, 1990, no. 6, p. 4
  • TRUHLÁŘOVÁ, Agneša: Umenie má ľudí prebúdzať
    1989 Nedeľná Pravda year 22, 1989, no. 9, p. 6
  • SZCZEPAŃSKA-MALINOWSKA, Elżbieta: Z nie napisanych recenzji
    1988 Ruch muzyczny year 32, 1988, no. 21 (5. 10.), p. 12–13
  • JAVORSKÝ, Igor: Slovenská filharmónia
    1988 Hudobný život year 20, 1988, no. 3, p. 3
  • MARTINÁKOVÁ, Zuzana: Profily a reflexie. Nad dielom Juraja Beneša
    1986 Hudobný život year 18, 1986, no. 9, p. 5
  • BACHLEDA, Stanislav: Príspevok k rozvoju opery?
    1984 (17. 5.) Smena 1984 (17. 5.)
  • VAJDA, Igor: Operná udalosť
    Premiéra Benešovej opery Hostina v opere SND
    1984 Hudobný život year 16, 1984, no. 10, p. 5
  • BLAHO, Jaroslav: Opera ako súčasné divadlo
    1984 Nové slovo (Nedeľa) 1984, no. 21, p. 3
  • TRUHLÁŘOVÁ, Agneša: Hostina pri okrúhlom stole
    1984 Nové slovo (Nedeľa) 1984, no. 15, p. 8
  • PODRACKÝ, Igor: Juraj Beneš. Profilová platňa
    1983 Hudobný život year 15, 1983, no. 9, p. 5
  • -š-: Nová tvorba v Klariskách
    1979 Hudobný život year 11, 1979, no. 15, p. 2
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Týždeň slovenskej hudobnej tvorby
    Koncerty komornej hudby : 27. II. 1976
    1976 Hudobný život year 8, 1976, no. 5, p. 5, 7
  • BLAHO, Jaroslav: Nevydarený experiment a pozoruhodný debut
    1969 (29. 3.) Pravda 1969 (29. 3.)
  • BLAHO, Jaroslav: Benešovo perfektné k. o.
    1969 Hudobný život year 1, 1969, no. 6, p. 4
  • Analyses of Works
  • HRČKOVÁ, Naďa: Juraj Beneš. Politika, hudba a divadlo v opere Hostina (1980)
    2003 Hudobný život year 35, 2003, no. 2, p. 29–31
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Juraj Beneš: Préférence pour 9 instruments
    2003 Hudobný život year 35, 2003, no. 12, p. 33
  • ČUNDERLÍKOVÁ, Eva: Juraj Beneš: Prelúdium pre orchester
    1985 Hudobný život year 17, 1985, no. 14, p. 3
  • BERGER, Igor: Juraj Beneš: Tri monódie SNP na texty P. O. Hviezdoslava pre soprán 2 huslí, violončelo a čembalo
    1982 Hudobný život year 14, 1982, no. 11, p. 5
  • BERGER, Igor: Juraj Beneš: Tri ženské zbory
    1980 Hudobný život year 12, 1980, no. 23, p. 8
  • Personal bibliography
  • O Johannovi Sebastianovi, o prírode a o budúcnosti
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 9, p. 8–9
  • O sonátovosti. Niekoľko poznámok k Beethovenovým klavírnym sonátam
    2011 Slovenská hudba year 37, 2011, no. 2, p. 113–119
  • O sonátovosti. Niekoľko poznámok k Beethovenovým klavírnym sonátam
    2005 Tempo year 2, 2005, no. 1, p. 6–8
  • O harmónii (pokus o úvod do nejakej budúcej teórie harmónie)
    2003 Music Centre Slovakia, Bratislava 2003
  • O jednom združení a štyroch operách
    2002 Domino fórum 2002, no. 3
  • O mladej generácii
    2000 K&K 2000, no. 2
  • O „recyklovaní“, Johannovi Sebastianovi, (vždy) mladej generácii a o „výročiach“
    2000 Bulletin festivalu Večery novej hudby 2000
  • O "etike", o "demokracii" a o samo-cenzor-etičke jedinej
    1998 Hudobný život year 30, 1998, no. 4, p. 2
  • O Verdim a o tom, ako je to s afektami (alebo existuje vôbec operná postava?)
    1998 Bulletin k opere Ernani, State Opera in Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica 1998
  • Über eine einheitliche Theorie des Ganzen
    1998 Súčasná hudba medzi Východom a Západom = Zeitgenössische Musik zwischen Ost und West, Orman, Bratislava 1998, p. 113–117
  • O Slovkoncerte alebo o zviditeľňovaní Slovenska (o tom ako bol cap záhradníkom)
    1996 (5. 2.) SME 1996 (5. 2.)
  • O niektorých problémoch nášho hudobného života alebo o umieraní (začal Rok slovenskej hudby 1996?)
    1996 (1. 2.) SME year 4, 49, 1996 (1. 2.), no. 26, p. 4
  • O súčasnej opernej tvorbe
    1996 Teatro year 2, 1996, no. 2, p. 25
  • Va, nave va? Alebo o ISCM, festivale a Slovákoch
    1994 Literárny týždenník year 7, 1994, no. 45, p. 14–15
  • O strige v polievke
    1992 (7. 5.) Kultúrny život 1992 (7. 5.)
  • Obsah opery Hostina
    13. 4. 1984 Javisko (bulletin SND) 13. 4. 1984

Discography

  • Photo: Ensemble Ricercata ENSEMBLE RICERCATA
    2016 CD – Music Fund SF 00982131
    1. Juraj Pospíšil: Concertino, Op. 42
      Ensemble Ricercata, Ivan Šiller (cmb), Daniel Havel (fl), Jan Souček (ob), Ronald Šebesta (cl), Jan Hudeček (fg), Jan Musil (cr)
    2. Ivan Parík: Two Arias On Fragments Of The Text Stabat Mater
      Ensemble Ricercata, Helga Varga - Bachová (s), Ivan Šiller
    3. Ilja Zeljenka: Trio for violin, cello and piano
      Ensemble Ricercata, David Danel (vn), Balázs Adorján (vc), Ivan Šiller (pf)
    4. Juraj Beneš: For Instance Black Pony
      Ronald Šebesta (crb)
    5. Tadeáš Salva: Preludes and Fugue for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
      Ensemble Ricercata, Ronald Šebesta (cl), Andrej Gál (vc), Ivan Šiller (pf)
    6. Ilja Zeljenka: Sonata No. 4 "November 17, 1989"
      Ivan Šiller (pf)
    7. Ivan Parík: Time Of Departures
      Ensemble Ricercata, Helga Varga - Bachová (s), Ivan Šiller (pf)
    8. Juraj Beneš: Musique pour Grock No. 3
      Ensemble Ricercata, Milan Paľa (vn), Peter Dvorský (vl), Balázs Adorján (vc)
    9. Ivan Parík: Letters
      Ivan Šiller (pf)
    10. Tadeáš Salva: Slovak Concerto Grosso No. 4
      Ensemble Ricercata, Ivica Gabrišová-Encingerová (fl), Ronald Šebesta (cl), Milan Paľa (vn), Andrej Gál (vc), Ivan Šiller (pf)
  • Photo: Slovak Concertos SLOVAK CONCERTOS
    2016 CD – Music Fund SF 00882131
    1. Eugen Suchoň: Concertino per clarinetto ed orchestra ESD 100a
      Ronald Šebesta (cl), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
    2. Juraj Beneš: Concert for piano and orchestra No. 1
      Nora Skuta (pf), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Dušan Štefánek (dir.)
    3. Ilja Zeljenka: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
      Ronald Šebesta (cl), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Kokoš (dir.)
  • Photo: Elena Letňanová Plays Works by Slovak Composers ELENA LETŇANOVÁ PLAYS WORKS BY SLOVAK COMPOSERS
    2014 CD – Music Fund SF 00792131
    1. Roman Berger: Soft November Music
      Elena Letňanová (pf)
    2. Miro Bázlik: Six Epigrams
      Elena Letňanová (pf)
    3. Juraj Beneš: Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank and of having nothing to do
      Elena Letňanová (pf)
    4. Peter Zagar: Blumenthal Dance No. 3
      Elena Letňanová (pf)
    5. Tomáš Boroš: Three Reflections
      Elena Letňanová (pf)
    6. Iris Szeghy: Bolero-Blues
      Elena Letňanová (pf)
  • Photo: Violin Solo 4 – Milan Paľa VIOLIN SOLO 4 – MILAN PAĽA
    2012 CD – Pavlik Records PA 0108-2-132
    1. Tadeáš Salva: Burlesque
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    2. Juraj Tandler: Suite
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    3. Jozef Sixta: Recitative
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    4. Jozef Malovec: Poem for Solo Violin
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    5. Dušan Martinček: Verso fine...? / Touches of Time
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    6. Pavol Šimai: Pyramide
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    7. Mirko Krajči: Calmnesses of Resurrections
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    8. Tadeáš Salva: Ballad Op. 35
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    9. Juraj Tandler: Prelude And Dances
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    10. Ivan Parík: Sonata for Violin
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    11. Peter Machajdík: Peroket
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    12. Juraj Beneš: Sonata
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    13. Juraj Beneš: Lamento
      Milan Paľa (vn)
  • Photo: Juraj Beneš – Going to JURAJ BENEŠ – GOING TO
    2011 CD – Music Fund SF00662131
    1. Juraj Beneš: Going to
      Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Juraj Alexander (vc), Ján Slávik (vc), Eugen Prochác (vc), Boris Bohó (vc), Csaba Rácz (vc)
    2. Juraj Beneš: Intermezzo No. 3
      Nora Skuta (pf), Miki Skuta (pf)
    3. Juraj Beneš: Three Monodies
      Quido Hölbling (vn), Anna Hölblingová (vn), Jozef Sikora (vc), Alexander Cattarino (cmb), Marta Nitranová (s), Juraj Beneš (dir.)
    4. Juraj Beneš: Durée Δ per organo
      Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
    5. Juraj Beneš: Haiku
      Nao Higano (s), Enikő Ginzery (zmb)
    6. Juraj Beneš: Waltz for Colonel Brumble
      Daniel Gazon (dir.), Bratislavské komorné združenie
  • Photo: Milan Paľa MILAN PAĽA
    2010 CD – Music Centre Slovakia R 350025-2-131
    1. Juraj Beneš: Musica d’inverno
      Milan Paľa (vn), Czech Virtuosi, Ondrej Olos (dir.)
    2. Jevgenij Iršai: Ashira Songs
      Milan Paľa (vn), Czech Virtuosi, Ondrej Olos (dir.)
    3. František Gregor Emmert: Jacob's Fight, concerto for viola and chamber string orchestra
      Milan Paľa (vl), Czech Virtuosi, Ondrej Olos (dir.)
    4. Alfred Schnittke: Monologue for Viola and Chamber Orchestra
      Milan Paľa (vl), Czech Virtuosi, Ondrej Olos (dir.)
  • Photo: Slovak Organ Music – Ján Vladimír Michalko SLOVAK ORGAN MUSIC – JÁN VLADIMÍR MICHALKO
    2010 CD – Music Fund SF 00632131
    1. Miro Bázlik: Three Fantasies
      Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
    2. Juraj Beneš: Durée Ω per organo
      Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
    3. Roman Berger: Exodus
      Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
  • Photo: Slovaks for the Warsaw Autumn SLOVAKS FOR THE WARSAW AUTUMN
    2006 CD – Polish Music Information Centre polmic 018
    1. Jana Kmiťová: Wound
      Melos Ethos Ensemble, Monika Štreitová (fl), Róbert Krchniak (ob), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Ján Rigan (clb), Mikuláš Duranka (tr), Branislav Belorid, jr. (tn), Andrea Bálešová Mudroňová (pf), Peter Kosorín, jr. (bat), Lukáš Krejčí (bat), Martin Mosorjak (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Martin Gál (vc), Richard Gašpar (cb), Marián Lejava (dir.)
    2. Lucia Papanetzová: Zahir
      Melos Ethos Ensemble, Monika Štreitová (fl), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Erik Rothenstein (sxbr), Andrea Bálešová Mudroňová (pf), Peter Kosorín, jr. (bat), Peter Mosorjak (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Andrej Gál (vc), Richard Gašpar (cb), Marián Lejava (dir.)
    3. Ladislav Kupkovič: Sketch
      Melos Ethos Ensemble, Róbert Krchniak (ci), Ján Rigan (clb), Viliam Vojčík (cr), Mikuláš Duranka (tr), Peter Kosorín, jr. (tp), Marián Lejava (dir.)
    4. Jerzy Kornowicz: Dawning Light IV "Melos Ehots"
      Melos Ethos Ensemble, Marián Lejava (dir.)
    5. Juraj Beneš: Concert for Piano and Orchestra No. 3
      Veronika Lacková - Lovranová (pf), The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gabriel Chmura (dir.)
  • Photo:
    2001 CD – Slovart Records SR-0045
    1. Juraj Beneš: Haiku
      Enikő Ginzery (zmb), Nao Higano (s)
    2. Juraj Beneš: The white rabbit with pink eyes looking at a watch and Alice started...
      Enikő Ginzery (zmb)
  • Photo:
    2000 CD – ArcoDiva UP 0033-2 231
    1. Antonín Dvořák: Biblical Songs, Op. 99
      Sergej Kopčák (b), Aleš Bárta (org)
    2. Antonín Dvořák: Preludes and Fugues for Organ
      Aleš Bárta (org)
    3. Juraj Filas: Fresko
      Aleš Bárta (org)
    4. Juraj Beneš: O Virtů mia
      Sergej Kopčák (b), Aleš Bárta (org)
  • Photo: Juraj Beneš JURAJ BENEŠ
    1992 CD – Music Fund SF 0007 2131
    1. Juraj Beneš: Intermezzo No. 2
      Slovak Philharmonic, Libor Pešek (dir.)
    2. Juraj Beneš: Sonata
      Jozef Podhoranský (vc)
    3. Juraj Beneš: O Virtů mia
      Sergej Kopčák (b), Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
    4. Juraj Beneš: Quartetto d'archi No. 3
      Moyzes Quartet
  • Photo: Juraj Beneš JURAJ BENEŠ
    1982 LP – Opus 9110 1186
    1. Juraj Beneš: Mémoire
      Slovak Philharmonic, Libor Pešek (dir.)
    2. Juraj Beneš: Canzona No. 1
      Bratislava Wind Quintet, Vojtech Samec (fl), Vladimír Mallý (ob), Jozef Luptáčik (cl), Jozef Illéš (cr), František Machats (fg)
    3. Juraj Beneš: Music for Trumpet, Percussion and Strings
      Kamil Roško (tr), Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Jan Valta (dir.)
    4. Juraj Beneš: Préférence
      Musica moderna, Juraj Beneš (dir.)
  • Photo: Jozef Sixta JOZEF SIXTA
    1981 LP – Opus 9110 1050
    1. Jozef Sixta: Punctum contra punctum
      Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
    2. Jozef Sixta: Nonet
      Bratislava Wind Quintet, Vojtech Samec (fl), Vladimír Mallý (ob), Jozef Luptáčik (cl), Jozef Illéš (cr), František Machats (fg), Košice string quartet, Ondřej Lewit (vn), Milan Jirout (vn), Jozef Kýška (vl), Juraj Jánošík (vc)
    3. Jozef Sixta: Variations for 13 Instruments
      Musica moderna, Juraj Beneš (dir.)
    4. Jozef Sixta: Quartet For Four Flutes
      Vojtech Samec (fl), Ladislav Šoka (fl), Juraj Brunner (fl), Milan Brunner (fl)
    5. Jozef Sixta: Solo For Piano
      Alexander Cattarino (pf)
  • Photo: Jozef Malovec JOZEF MALOVEC
    1979 LP – Opus 9110 0855
    1. Jozef Malovec: Music For Bass And Chamber Orchestra
      Sergej Kopčák (b), CAMERATA SLOVACA, Viktor Málek (dir.)
    2. Jozef Malovec: Poem for Solo Violin
      Peter Michalica (vn)
    3. Jozef Malovec: Little Chamber Music
      Jozef Luptáčik (cl), Milan Telecký (vl), Musica moderna, Juraj Beneš (dir.)
    4. Jozef Malovec: String Quartet No. 1
      Košice string quartet, Josef Opšitoš , Milan Jurout , Jozef Kýška (vl), Juraj Jánošík (vc)
  • Photo:
    1978 LP – Opus 9111 0608
    1. Ivan Hrušovský: Sonata No. 2
      Stanislav Zamborský (pf)
    2. Ivan Hrušovský: Suita piccola
      Jozef Sikora (vc), Tatiana Fraňová (pf)
    3. Ivan Hrušovský: Sonata
      Viktor Šimčisko (vn)
    4. Ivan Hrušovský: Combinazioni sonoriche per 9 strumenti
      Musica moderna, Juraj Beneš (dir.)
  • Photo: Nová tvorba '78 NOVÁ TVORBA '78
    1978 LP – Opus 9111 0757
    1. Dezider Kardoš: Concert for Quintet of Wind Instruments Op. 47
      Bratislava Wind Quintet, Vojtech Samec (fl), Vladimír Mallý (ob), Jozef Luptáčik (cl), Jozef Illéš (cr), František Machats (fg)
    2. Ladislav Holoubek: Panpulons Op. 63
      Jozef Špaček (b), Ľudovít Marcinger (pf)
    3. Juraj Beneš: Intermezzo No. 1
      Vladislav Brunner (fl), Juraj Brunner (fl), Milan Brunner (fl), O. Vajdová (fl), Ladislav Šoka (fl), F. Valla (fl)
    4. Miloslav Kořínek: Five Grotesque Compositions
      Bratislava Wind Octet, Justus Pavlík (umv.)

Awards

  • Ján Levoslav Bella Prize
    1989 for work Quartetto d'archi No. 2
  • Minister of Culture Award
    1984 for work The Feast
  • Ján Levoslav Bella Prize
    1983 for work Three Monodies

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Juraj Beneš: Musique pour Grock No. 3
    19 Nov
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    Il Bene, Large concert hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ensemble Ricercata, Milan Paľa (vn), Peter Dvorský (vl), Balázs Adorján (vc)
  • Juraj Beneš: For Instance Black Pony
    per corno di bassetto
    20 Sep
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    Convergences, design factory, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ronald Šebesta (crb)
  • Juraj Beneš: Lamento
    per violino solo
    4 Dec
    2008
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Milan Paľa (vn)
  • Juraj Beneš: Notturno No. 2
    per pianoforte
    28 Feb
    2006
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Veronika Lacková - Lovranová (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Notturno No. 5
    per pianoforte
    28 Feb
    2006
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Veronika Lacková - Lovranová (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Notturno No. 7
    per pianoforte
    28 Feb
    2006
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Veronika Lacková - Lovranová (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Dialogue for cimbalom and clarinet
    23 Nov
    2005
    First performances in Slovakia
    Orfeus Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Enikő Ginzery (zmb)
  • Juraj Beneš: Musique pour Grock No. 6
    22 Nov
    2005
    First performances in Slovakia
    Orfeus Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Andrea Bálešová Mudroňová (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Psalms
    22 Nov
    2005
    First performances in Slovakia
    Orfeus Festival, Pálffy Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Academic Choir Tempus, Zuzana Chlpíková-Žňavová (dir.)
  • Juraj Beneš: Concert for Piano and Orchestra No. 3
    7 Nov
    2005
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Veronika Lacková - Lovranová (pf), Slovak Philharmonic, Juraj Valčuha (dir.)
  • Juraj Beneš: Notturno No. 8
    per pianoforte
    26 Nov
    2004
    First performances in Slovakia
    Evenings of New Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Daan Vandewalle (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Koncert pre klavír a orchester č. 2
    5 Oct
    2004
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Daniela Varínska (pf), Bruckner Orchester Linz, Bernhard Klee (dir.)
  • Juraj Beneš: The Players
    An opera in two parts after Shakespeare's Hamlet
    1 Oct
    2004
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Martin Huba (réžia), Pavol Tužinský (dir.)
  • Juraj Beneš: Quartetto d'archi No. 5
    13 Nov
    2003
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Moyzes Quartet
  • Juraj Beneš: Durée Δ per organo
    1 Mar
    2003
    First performances in Slovakia
    Mozart's Week, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
  • Juraj Beneš: Concert for piano and orchestra No. 1
    16 Nov
    2001
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Large concert hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Nora Skuta (pf), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roman Rewakowicz (dir.)
  • Juraj Beneš: Going to
    for six violoncellos
    9 Nov
    2001
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Eugen Prochác (vc), Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Ján Slávik (vc), Kristína Luptáčiková (vc), Katarína Kleinová (vc), Csaba Rácz (vc)
  • Juraj Beneš: Musique pour Grock No. 5
    pour un accordéon
    27 May
    2001
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Boris Lenko (ac)
  • Juraj Beneš: The white rabbit with pink eyes looking at a watch and Alice started...
    6 May
    2001
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Enikő Ginzery (zmb)
  • Juraj Beneš: Musique pour Grock No. 4
    for bassoon and violoncello
    15 Nov
    2000
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Peter Hanzel (fg), Eugen Prochác (vc)
  • Juraj Beneš: Notturno No. 4
    per pianoforte
    15 Nov
    2000
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Cyril Dianovský (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Quartetto d'archi No. 4
    3 Oct
    2000
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Moyzes Quartet
  • Juraj Beneš: Haiku
    12 songs for soprano and cimbalom
    9 Nov
    1999
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Nao Higano (s), Enikő Ginzery (zmb)
  • Juraj Beneš: Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank and of having nothing to do
    25 Oct
    1998
    First performances in Slovakia
    Mirbach Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Elena Letňanová (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Chanson triste
    for violin, clarinet, cello and piano
    10 Nov
    1997
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Moyzes Hall, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: OPERA APERTA ensemble, Ivana Pristašová-Zaugg (vn), Ronald Šebesta (cl), Jozef Lupták (vc), Nora Skuta (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Intermezzo No. 3
    per due pianoforte
    1996 First performances in Slovakia
    SK
    PERFORMERS: Miki Skuta (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Requiem
    11 Nov
    1995
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Štátna filharmónia Brno, Brnenský filharmonický zbor, Richard Bernas (dir.), Iveta Matyášová (s), Marta Beňačková (ms), Igor Pasek (t), František Ďuriač (b)
  • Juraj Beneš: Sonata No. 5
    per pianoforte
    25 Nov
    1994
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Slovak Radio, Studio 2, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Daniela Varínska (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Sonata No. 3
    for piano
    25 Nov
    1992
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Slovak Radio, Studio 2, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Daniela Varínska (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Due notturni
    per pianoforte
    17 Jun
    1992
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall Klarisky, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Stanislav Zamborský (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Music for J. S.
    1992 First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
  • Juraj Beneš: Music for Trombone and Orchestra
    23 Nov
    1990
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Large concert hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Tibor Winkler (tn), Slovak Philharmonic, Richard Zimmer (dir.)
  • Juraj Beneš: Quartetto d'archi No. 3
    29 Sep
    1990
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Moyzes Quartet
  • Juraj Beneš: Preludium and Sonata
    13 Apr
    1988
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Emil Hargaš (ob)
  • Juraj Beneš: Canzona No. 2
    19 Feb
    1988
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Peter Kosorín (ob), Peter Hanzel (fg), , Viliam Peško (fl)
  • Juraj Beneš: Sonata
    per violoncello solo
    18 Feb
    1988
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Jozef Podhoranský (vc)
  • Juraj Beneš: Quartetto d'archi No. 2
    9 Dec
    1987
    First performances in Slovakia
    Moyzes Hall, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Moyzes Quartet
  • Juraj Beneš: Sonata No. 4
    1 Jul
    1985
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall Klarisky, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Daniela Varínska (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Il sogno di Poppea
    7 canzoni per soprano e pianoforte, secondo L'incoronazione di Poppea di Claudio Monteverdi e Francesco Busenello
    14 Apr
    1985
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Magdaléna Hajóssyová (s), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Prelude for orchestra
    14 Feb
    1985
    First performances in Slovakia
    Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Richard Zimmer (dir.)
  • Juraj Beneš: O Virtů mia
    Aria concertante per basso ed organo
    12 Feb
    1985
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Bratislava Castle, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Sergej Kopčák (b), Ivan Sokol (org)
  • Juraj Beneš: Music for Orchestra
    30 Mar
    1984
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Philharmonic, Libor Pešek (dir.)
  • Juraj Beneš: Suite
    13 Feb
    1984
    First performances in Slovakia
    Piešťany, SK
    PERFORMERS: Stanislav Zamborský (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Three Monodies
    9 Feb
    1982
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Quido Hölbling (vn), Anna Hölblingová (vn), Alexander Cattarino (cmb), Marta Nitranová (s), Jozef Sikora (vc)
  • Juraj Beneš: Key
    two songs for bass and piano text
    28 May
    1979
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall Klarisky, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Sergej Kopčák (b)
  • Juraj Beneš: Fragments of Janko Kráľ
    for low male voice
    28 May
    1979
    First performances in Slovakia
    Klarisky Concert Hall, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Sergej Kopčák (b)
  • Juraj Beneš: Music for Trumpet, Percussion and Strings
    20 Feb
    1979
    First performances in Slovakia
    A Week of New Slovak Music, Concert Hall of the Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Kamil Roško (tr), Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Eduard Fischer (dir.)
  • Juraj Beneš: Intermezzo No. 1
    per 6 flauti
    24 Feb
    1978
    First performances in Slovakia
    A Week of New Slovak Music, Concert Hall of the Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Vladislav Brunner (fl), Juraj Brunner (fl), Milan Brunner (fl), O. Vajdová (fl), Ladislav Šoka (fl), F. Valla (fl)
  • Juraj Beneš: 7 Canones a 2
    2 May
    1977
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Eva Kamrlová (org)
  • Juraj Beneš: Vocalisez
    Three songs for soprano and piano
    30 Aug
    1976
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall Klarisky, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Magdaléna Hajóssyová (s), Milada Synková (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Six Dances
    for flute solo
    27 Feb
    1976
    First performances in Slovakia
    A Week of Slovak Music, Mirror Hall of the Primate's Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Miloš Jurkovič (fl)
  • Juraj Beneš: Emperor’s New Clothes
    Opera in one act
    29 Mar
    1969
    First performances in Slovakia
    Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Július Gyermek (réžia)
  • First performances abroad
  • Juraj Beneš: Concert for Piano and Orchestra No. 3
    30 Sep
    2006
    First performances abroad
    Warsaw Autumn, Concert hall of the Warsaw Philharmonic, Warsaw, PL
    PERFORMERS: Veronika Lacková - Lovranová (pf), The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gabriel Chmura (dir.)
  • Juraj Beneš: Dialogue for cimbalom and clarinet
    8 Apr
    2005
    First performances abroad
    Kassel, DE
    PERFORMERS: Enikő Ginzery (zmb), Csaba Klenyán (cl)
  • Juraj Beneš: The Players
    An opera in two parts after Shakespeare's Hamlet
    26 May
    2002
    First performances abroad
    Bühnen der Stadt Köln, Cologne, DE
    PERFORMERS: Insun Min (s), Banu Böke (s), Joslyn Rechter (a), Christian Baumgärtel (t), Hauke Möller (t), Miljenko Turk (br), Karl Huml (b), Samuel Youn (b), Volker Niederfahrenhorst (act ), Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Johannes Stert (dir.), Christian Schuller (réžia)
  • Juraj Beneš: Sonata No. 2
    13 Sep
    1976
    First performances abroad
    Baranów, PL
    PERFORMERS: Stanislav Zamborský (pf)
  • Juraj Beneš: Tre pezzi
    per oboe
    6 Jan
    1969
    First performances abroad
    Berlin, DE
    PERFORMERS: Emil Hargaš (ob), Hudba dneška

Gallery

  • Photo: Melos Ethos 1997 1997 Melos Ethos 1997

  • Photo: 1990
    Miloš Kocian, Graham Melville-Mason (UK), Juraj Beneš, Pavol Polák, Miroslav Bázlik, Martin Burlas, Ilja Zeljenka

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Photo: Juraj Beneš and Miro Bázlik 1977 Juraj Beneš and Miro Bázlik

    Author: Rastislav Polák
  • Photo:

  • Photo: Juraj Beneš Juraj Beneš

  • Photo: Juraj Beneš Juraj Beneš

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
    Author: Pavel Kastl
  • Photo: Juraj Beneš Juraj Beneš

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
    Author: Pavel Kastl

Audio

  • Beneš, Juraj: Musica d’inverno (excerpt)

    2009

    Milan Paľa (vn), Czech Virtuosi, Ondrej Olos (dir.)

    Source: CD Milan Paľa (Music Center Slovakia, 2010)
  • Beneš, Juraj: Concert for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 (excerpt)

    2006

    Veronika Lacková (pf), National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gabriel Chmura (dir.)

    Source: CD Slovaks for the Warsaw Autumn (Polish Music Information Centre, 2006)
  • Beneš, Juraj: Il sogno di Poppea (1st movement)

    1998

    Nao Higano (s), Silva Čápová-Vizváryová (pf)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Beneš, Juraj: Waltz for Colonel Brumble (excerpt)

    1993

    Bratislava Chamber Ensemble, Daniel Gazon (dir.)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Beneš, Juraj: Quartetto d'archi No. 2 (excerpt)

    1988

    Moyzes Quartet

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Beneš, Juraj: Prelude for orchestra (excerpt)

    1985

    The Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Richard Zimmer (dir.)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Beneš, Juraj: Old Boys Anthology (1st movement)

    1984

    Stanislav Zamborský (pf)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Beneš, Juraj: Music for Orchestra (excerpt)

    1984

    Slovak Philharmonic, Libor Pešek (dir.)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Beneš, Juraj: Three Monodies (3rd movement)

    1983

    Marta Nitranová (s), Quido Hölbling (vn), Anna Hölblingová (vn), Jozef Sikora (vc), Alexander Cattarino (cmb), Juraj Beneš (dir.)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Beneš, Juraj: Musique pour Grock No. 2 (excerpt)

    1982

    Zoja Kopčáková (vn), Tibor Mrázik (tn), Aladár Jánoška (cl)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Beneš, Juraj: Fragments of Janko Kráľ (excerpt)

    1982

    Sergej Kopčák (b)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Beneš, Juraj: Six Dances (1st movement)

    1979

    Miloš Jurkovič (fl)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Malovec, Jozef: Little Chamber Music (excerpt)

    1979

    Musica Moderna, Juraj Beneš (dir.)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Beneš, Juraj: Mémoire (excerpt)

    1978

    Slovak Philharmonic, Libor Pešek (dir.)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Beneš, Juraj: Addio... (3rd movement)

    1976

    Ľuba Baricová (a), Juraj Beneš (pf)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Beneš, Juraj: Music for J. S. (excerpt)



    Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orcestra, Marián Vach (dir.)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Beneš, Juraj: Emperor’s New Clothes (excerpt)



    Soloists of the Slovak National Theatre Opera, Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Viktor Málek (dir.)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Beneš, Juraj: The Players (Number 24)



    Insun Min (s), Banu Böke (s), Joslyn Rechter (a), Christian Baumgärtel (t), Hauke Möller (t), Miljenko Turk (br), Karl Huml (b), Samuel Youn (b), Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Johannes Stert (cond)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia


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