Personality profile

Photo: Rudolf Macudziński Source: Archive

Rudolf Macudziński

29 Apr 1907 Opatia (HR) – 2 Feb 1986 Bratislava

classical music
composition, piano
pedagóg – piano

Bio

Bio

1919 – 1927
studies at a grammar school and at the same time at the Conservatory in Brno (composing – L. Janáček and F. Neumann, piano – V. Kurz)
1927 – 1929
member of piano class of V. Kurz at the Master School of the Prague Conservatory
1930
settles in Bratislava
1930 – 1945
pianist and music officer in the Slovak Radio in Bratislava
1945 – 1953
rehearsal pianist of the Slovak National Theatre Opera
1953
starts teaching piano at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (Associate Professor 1957, Professor 1968), where he taught for the rest of his life

Works

  • stage works
  • Gödölvét, Gödölvét Op. 17

    melodrama
    1935 SCORING: CB, pf
  • opera
  • Monte Christo

    1947–49 TEXT: Š. Hoza after A. Dumas sr.
  • Warning from El Amarna

    1974–75 TEXT: J. Schwarz after P. von Felinau
  • Oľga Janina

    1976–82 TEXT: author after R. Franz
  • symphony orchestra
  • Pragavienna

    SCORING: orch/2pf
  • chamber orchestra
  • Duma and Dance

    SCORING: fl, ob, cl, fg, cr, archi
  • solo voice(s) and orchestra
  • Three Songs

    1974 TEXT: P. Horov, F. Pergler, A. Plávka
    SCORING: v, orch
  • one solo instrument with orchestra
  • Valse-Impromptu Op. 15

    1934 SCORING: pf, orch
  • Preludio solenne Op. 16

    1937 SCORING: org, orch
  • Variazioni Olimpiche Op. 38

    1953 SCORING: pf, orch
  • two solo instruments with orchestra
  • Three Pieces Op. 55

    1965 SCORING: 2pf, archi; (org, pf, archi)
  • solo instrument
  • Ciaccona d minor Op. 73

    1974 3'
    SCORING: fl
  • Fuga and Perpetuo

    1975 SCORING: cmb
  • piano or piano four hands
  • 5 inspiration pour le piano

    SCORING: pf
  • Surge – pro patria

    for piano
    SCORING: pf
  • 5 Variations caractéristiques Op. 2

    for piano
    1923 SCORING: pf
  • Two Romances Op. 6

    for piano
    1925 SCORING: pf
  • From Life of Pioneers Op. 36

    for piano
    1952 SCORING: pf
  • Sonatina monotematica op. 35

    for piano
    1955 SCORING: pf
  • Piano Medallions of Personalities, which Enriched Slovak Culture

    for piano
    1981 SCORING: pf
  • organ
  • Preludio simmetastico

    for organ
    SCORING: org
  • Preludium and Fugue c mol op. 5

    1954 SCORING: org
  • two instruments
  • "Mimoľotnosti"

    6 compositions for rumpet and piano
    SCORING: tr, pf
  • Suite op. 43

    for cello and piano
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vc, pf
  • Two Bagatelles Op. 44

    for two pianos
    SCORING: 2pf
  • Un poco triste ed allegro

    for violin and piano
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Serenade Op. 7

    for violin and piano
    1927 SCORING: vn, pf
  • Divertimento Op. 23a

    for two pianos
    1949 SCORING: 2pf
  • Fantasia Op. 39

    for violin/flute and piano
    1950 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn/fl, pf
  • Variations and Fugue on the Theme of P. I. Tchaikovsky Op. 30

    for two pianos
    1950 SCORING: 2pf
  • Slovak Sonata op. 40

    for violin and piano
    1956 SCORING: vn, pf
  • "In the Footsteps of Captain Nálepka", Op. 47

    Pictures from the Exhibition of Julo Nemčík for viola and piano
    1959 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vl, pf
  • Lullaby and Scherzo Op. 4

    for violin and piano
    1962 SCORING: vn, pf
  • Elegy

    for viola and piano
    1974 SCORING: vl, pf
  • Concert Duo Op. 42

    1977 SCORING: cb, pf
  • Mutationes Istrianas Op. 81

    1983 SCORING: vn, cmb
  • Only Deuces

    for harp and cembalo
    1984 SCORING: ar, cmb
  • two pianos
  • Pragavienna

    version for two pianos
    SCORING: 2pf
  • three instruments
  • Sonata Op. 66

    SCORING: ar, cl, pf
  • Terzetto – Fugato Op. 41

    1957 SCORING: ob, cl, fg
  • piano trio
  • Ballad with Variations op. 50

    SCORING: vn, vc, pf
  • Scherzo Op. 10

    SCORING: vn, vc, pf
  • four instruments
  • Medley of Songs from Záhorie

    SCORING: 4vn
  • Deep Dodecaphonic Meditation Op. 79

    1980 SCORING: ci, clb, tu, cfg
  • string quartet
  • Omaggio a tre Op. 80

    1983 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • five instruments
  • Allegro festivo op. 52

    for string quintet
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc, cb
  • Melodramatischer Musikteil Op. 3

    1923 SCORING: pf, 2vn, vl, vc
  • Little Suite Op. 11

    1933 SCORING: 5fiati
  • Five Impressions from the Soviet Union

    1977 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc, pf
  • Quintuor pour 5 flutes

    1977 SCORING: 5fl
  • six instruments
  • Black Sea Moods

    SCORING: 2fl, vc, fg, cmb, pf
  • Sextetto piccolo Op. 78

    1982 SCORING: fl, ob, cl, fg, cr, pf
  • vocal-instrumental chamber works
  • Heroic Death of Major J. Jelínek Op. 14

    1933 TEXT: F. Kryśtof
    SCORING: spk, pf
  • Dolorosa Op. 24

    1949 SCORING: v, fl, org
  • A-T-A Op. 77

    1981 SCORING: v, cpl, fu, 2pf
  • solo voice(s) with piano accompaniment
  • To More Beautiful Days Op. 32

    TEXT: M. Pergler
    SCORING: br, pf
  • Three Songs from the cycle "In Subscosciousness" Op. 18

    1935 SCORING: s, pf
  • In Zwischenland Op. 24

    1940 SCORING: v, pf
  • Boat of Life (Das Lebensschifflein) Op. 25

    1945 SCORING: v, pf
  • Dumas

    1951 TEXT: M. Lerbletierová
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Little Partisan Op. 37

    Melodrama for reciter and piano
    1952 TEXT: K. Bendová
    SCORING: spk, pf
  • Sparkle Op. 33 No. 1

    1969 TEXT: E. Rusko
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Three Dedications Op. 68

    1974 TEXT: J. Lenko, Marko
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Four Songs about Women

    1975 TEXT: J. Benko, J. Lenko, K. Bendová, J. Škamla
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: t, pf
  • Four Songs of Glory Op. 52

    1983 TEXT: A. Plávka, P. Horov, J. Poničan, I. Krasko
    SCORING: br, pf
  • Panegyric Song Op. 32 and 52 No. 3

    1984 TEXT: J. Poničan
    SCORING: br, pf
  • suitable for schools
  • 7 Childrens' Songs

  • Three Piano Sketches

    SCORING: pf
  • folklore adaptations – instruments with voices
  • Soldiers' Folk Songs from Záhorie Op. 24

  • other adaptations
  • J. S. Bach: Three Inventions in Counterpoint to Two-Tone Inventions No. 13, 4 and 10

    SCORING: 2pf
  • W. A. Mozart: Cadence to the Piano Concert in D minor Op. 9 No. 1

  • H. Marteau: Introduzione e fuga meditativa Op. 23

    1926 SCORING: pf
  • D. Lauko: Slovak Rhapsody

    1934 SCORING: pf, orch
  • choir with instruments
  • Ancient Truth

    TEXT: F. Schiller
    SCORING: CM, 4cr
  • choir with piano
  • Jubilee March Op. 13

    TEXT: V. Erben
    SCORING: CM, pf

Bibliography

  • ŠIŠKOVÁ, Ingeborg: Nedeľné matiné v Mirbachovom paláci
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 3, p. 6
  • Potúček, Juraj (zost.): Rudolf Macudzinski 1907 – 1986. Slovenský koncertný život a pianistika
    1987 Antológia príspevkov a literatúry, Bratislava 1987
  • (tvr): Za Rudolfom Macudzinskim
    1986 Práca . - Roč. 41, č. 32 (7. 2. 1986), s. 6 year XLI, 1986, no. 32, p. 6
  • Letňanová, Elena: Intenzívny dialóg
    1979 Hudobný život year XI., 1979, no. 15, p. 2
    ((recenzia na koncert pri príležitosti 50. výročia vzniku Klavírneho dua a absolutória Majstrovskej školy v Prahe))
  • (ea): Všestranný umelec: Zaslúžilý umelec R. Macudziński 70- ročný
    1977 Práca 29.4. 1977
  • Černák, Pavel: Hudbu dostal do kolísky
    1977 Smena 29.4. 1977
  • Čížik, Vladimír: Klavírne duo Macudzinski
    1974 Slovenskí koncertní umelci I, Slovak Music Fund, Bratislava 1974, p. 105 – 106
  • Čížik, Vladimír: Rudolf Macudzinski
    1974 Slovenskí koncertní umelci I, Slovak Music Fund, Bratislava 1974, p. 73 – 75
  • Kozák, Jan a kol.: Rudolf Macudzinski
    1964 Českoslovenští koncertní umělci a komorní soubory, State Music Publisher, Praha 1964, p. 54 – 55
  • Personal bibliography
  • Slovenská klavírna tvorba
    1967 Slovenská hudba year 11, 1967, no. 7, p. 315–317
  • Slovenská klavírna tvorba
    1967 Slovenská hudba year 11, 1967, no. 6, p. 263–267
  • Slovenská klavírna tvorba
    1967 Slovenská hudba year 11, 1967, no. 5, p. 214–216
  • Honegger má pravdu!
    1965 Slovenská hudba year 9, 1965, no. 4, p. 170–171

Discography

  • Photo: Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Chamber Compositions JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL: CHAMBER COMPOSITIONS
    1998 CD – Opus 91 2634-2
    1. Rudolf Macudziński (pf), Juraj Alexander (vc), Viktor Šimčisko (vn), Vladislav Brunner (fl), Ľudovít Marcinger (pf), Vlastimil Horák (dir.)
  • Photo: A. Corelli: La Folia, G. Tartini: Sonata in G minor, F. Schubert: Duo Sonata in A major, op. 162 A. CORELLI: LA FOLIA, G. TARTINI: SONATA IN G MINOR, F. SCHUBERT: DUO SONATA IN A MAJOR, OP. 162
    1979 LP – Opus 9111 0629
    1. Corelli Arcangelo:
      Andrea Šestáková (vn), Rudolf Macudziński (pf)
  • Photo: Bratislava – the Town of Music BRATISLAVA – THE TOWN OF MUSIC
    1977 LP – Opus 9110 0560
    1. Daniel Georg Speer: Sonata No. 26 for wind instruments and basso continuo
      František Kurzweil (dir.), Bratislava Wind Harmony
    2. Anton Zimmermann: Dances for two violins and string orchestra
      Vojtech Gabriel (vn), Viliam Farkaš (vn), Bratislavské komorné združenie, Vlastimil Horák (dir.)
    3. Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Rondo con grazia (3. movement of the Grand Sonata in A flat major op. 92)
      Silvia Macudzińska (pf4m), Rudolf Macudziński (pf4m)
    4. Alexander Albrecht: Quintetto frammento
      Vojtech Samec (fl), Vladimír Mallý (ob), Jozef Luptáčik (cl), František Machats (fg), Pavol Kováč (pf)
    5. Alexander Moyzes: Musica Istropolitana Op. 73
      Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal (umv.)
    6. Miloslav Kořínek: Sonatina
      Jozef Sikora (vc), Tatiana Fraňová (pf)
    7. Miloslav Kořínek: Sonatina
      Jozef Sikora (vc), Tatiana Fraňová (pf)
    8. Eugen Suchoň: Sonatina op. 11 for violin and piano ESD 60
      Jela Špitková (vn), Marian Lapšanský (pf)
    9. Milan Novák: Music for Flute and String Quartet – Con moto
      Vojtech Samec (fl), Tedla Quartet
  • Photo: Dezider Kardoš DEZIDER KARDOŠ
    1973 LP – Opus 9110 0200
    1. Dezider Kardoš: Concert for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 Op. 40
      Rudolf Macudziński (pf), Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
    2. Dezider Kardoš: Love Songs Op. 2
      Magdaléna Hajóssyová (s), Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
    3. Dezider Kardoš: Res Philharmonica Op. 41
      Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
  • Photo:
    1966 LP – Supraphon DV 6208
    1. Ján Cikker: Symfonietta Op. 16 No. 1 – Allegro fresco
      Slovak Philharmonic, Ľudovít Rajter (dir.)
    2. Ján Cikker: Slovak Suite op. 22 – On the Green Meadow
      Slovak Philharmonic, Ľudovít Rajter (dir.)
    3. Ján Cikker: Memories Op. 25
      Czech Philharmonic, Ľudovít Rajter (dir.)
    4. Ján Cikker: Concertino for Piano and Orchestra Op. 20
      Rudolf Macudziński (pf), Orchester Opery SND, Ján Cikker (dir.)
    5. Ján Cikker: Morning Op. 24
      Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
    6. Ján Cikker: Juro Jánošík
      Gustáv Papp (t), Václav Nouzovský (b), Mária Kišonová-Hubová (s), Ferdinand Krčmář (b), Ivan Finko (v), Zbor Opery SND, Jozef Petr (zbm.), Orchester Opery SND, Tibor Frešo (dir.)
    7. Ján Cikker: Resurrection
      Alena Míková (s), Milan Karpíšek (t), Helena Tattermuschová (s), Jiří Joran (v), Jaroslava Procházková (v), Soňa Rudišová (v), The Choir of National Theatre, Milan Malý (zbm.), The Orchester of National Theatre, Jaroslav Krombholc (dir.)
  • Photo: New Slovak Compositions NEW SLOVAK COMPOSITIONS
    1965 LP – Supraphon SUA 18655
    1. Ivan Parík: Sonata for Flute
      Miloš Jurkovič (fl)
    2. Miro Bázlik: Five Songs on Chinese Poetry
      Ľuba Baricová (a), Miro Bázlik (pf), František Tannenberger (vc), Miroslav Král (fl)
    3. Jozef Malovec: Two Movements
      Hudba dneška, Ladislav Kupkovič (dir.)
    4. Peter Kolman: Partecipazioni per 12 strumenti
      Hudba dneška, Ladislav Kupkovič (dir.)
    5. Ilja Zeljenka: Piano Quintet No. 2
      Jaroslav Chovanec (vc), Milan Kostohryz (cl), Antonín Novák (vn), Josef Podjukl (vl), Rudolf Macudziński (pf)
    6. Pavol Šimai: The Mother Speaks
      Viera Strnisková (spk), Vladislav Brunner (fl), Rudolf Červenka (cl), Vieroslav Matušík (fg), Ján Mocák (gui), Vladimír Bittner (bat), Stanislav Chuchmal (bat), Pavol Šimai (dir.)
  • Photo:
    1953 LP – Supraphon LPV 232
    1. Josef Suk: Fantasy in G minor for violin and orchestra op. 24
      Alexander Plocek (vn), Czech Philharmonic, Karel Ančerl (dir.)
    2. Ján Cikker: Concertino for Piano and Orchestra Op. 20
      Rudolf Macudziński (pf), Orchester Opery SND, Ján Cikker (dir.)

Awards

  • Ján Cikker Award
    2011

Audio

  • Zeljenka, Ilja: Piano Quintet No. 1 (excerpt)

    1972

    Bratislava Quartet, Rudolf Macudziński (pf)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
  • Zeljenka, Ilja: Piano Quintet No. 2 (1st movement – Allegro moderato)

    1968

    Aladár Móži (vn), Jaroslav Jakoubek (cl) Milan Telecký (vl) Jozef Sikora (vc), Rudolf Macudziński (pf)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia


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