Personality profile

Photo: Teodor Hirner Author: Archív

Teodor Hirner

20 Apr 1910 Smolenice – 14 May 1975 Bratislava

classical music
composition

Bio

Bio

1932
finished the grammar school in Trnava
1932 – 1939
teacher and choir master in Pezinok
1939 – 1949
army bandmaster in Bratislava
1942 – 1948
Conservatory in Bratislava (organ), at the same time studied musicology at the Faculty of Arts of the Comenius University in Bratislava and at the Charles University in Prague
1945
started composing
1949 – 1954
employed in the Czechoslovak Radio in Košice
1955 – 1961
creative secretary of the Slovak Composers Union
since 1961
director of the Conservatory in Košice

Works

  • ballet
  • Poem of Dukla

    1975
  • orchestral works
  • Suite

    around 1962? SCORING: fl, ob, cl, fg, cr, ar, archi
  • symphony orchestra
  • Overture of Malé Karpaty

    SCORING: orch
  • Poem of Dukla

    SCORING: orch
  • Prašivá

    symphonic scene
    PUBLISHER: SHF
    SCORING: orch
  • To Builders' Line of Friendship

    SCORING: orch
  • Symphonic Suite

    1955 SCORING: orch
  • Suite in the Field of Smolenice

    1957 SCORING: orch
  • chamber orchestra
  • Serenade

    SCORING: archi
  • String Serenade

    1959 SCORING: archi
  • solo voice(s) and orchestra
  • Three Songs

    1961 SCORING: v, orch
  • solo voice(s), choir, and orchestra
  • For Your Glory Sounds Song. Song for the Celebration of KSČ

    TEXT: A. Plávka
    PUBLISHER: SHF
    SCORING: br, CM, orch
  • Greeting to Moscow

    1960 7'
    TEXT: A. Plávka
    SCORING: v, CM, orch
  • solo instrument
  • Toccata and Fugue

    1974 PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: ac
  • piano or piano four hands
  • Immagini

    for piano
    1965 PUBLISHER: SHF
    SCORING: pf/pf4m
  • organ
  • Three Compositions for Organ

    SCORING: org
  • two pianos
  • Capriccio

    for two pianos
    PUBLISHER: SHF
    SCORING: 2pf
  • string quartet
  • I. String Quartet in e minor

    1957 PUBLISHER: SHF
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • II. String Quartet

    1966 PUBLISHER: SHF
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • wind quintet
  • Wind Quintet

    1960 SCORING: ob, cl, fg, fl, cr
  • suitable for schools
  • Up and Down the Hill

    for piano
    1955 TEXT: M. Rázusová-Martáková
    PUBLISHER: SHF, Opus
    SCORING: pf
  • short documentary film
  • Meeting with Mountain

    1958 DIRECTED BY: D. Kodaj
    SCORING: KD

Bibliography

  • Personal bibliography
  • Poznatky z Darmstadtu
    1958 Slovenská hudba year 2, 1958, no. 12, p. 524–526

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Teodor Hirner: Wind Quintet
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Wind Quintet of the Slovak National Theatre


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