Personality profile

Photo: Andrej Očenáš Author: Igor Grossmann

Andrej Očenáš

8 Jan 1911 Selce – 8 Apr 1995 Bratislava

classical music
composition

Bio

Bio

1921 – 1925
grammar school in Banská Bystrica
1925 – 1929
Teachers' Institute in Banská Bystrica
since 1929
teacher in Medzibrod
1930 – 1939
teacher in Ivánka pri Dunaji
1932 – 1937
concurrently studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (composing – Alexander Moyzes, conducting – J. Vincourek)
1938
started studying composing at the Master School of the Prague Conservatory with Vítězslav Novák, outbreak of war made him discontinue the course
1939 – 1950
various positions in the music department of the Bratislava Radio: officer of the Music and education dept., librarian, editor, since 1945 head of the Reproduced music dept., from 1947 head of music broadcasting for Slovakia and 1948 – 1950 deputy programme director of the Czechoslovak Radio
1939 – 1945
conductor of Bratislava Teachers´ Choir, choirmaster of the Academic Vocal Ensemble, head of the “Mlaď" (Youth) choir, active in music criticism
1950 – 1954
composition teacher and director of the Conservatory in Bratislava
1954 – 1962
deputy director of the Radio and chief editor of music broadcasting
1955 – 1957
creative secretary of the Slovak Composers Union
since 1955
member of editorial board of the Slovak Fiction Publishing House
since 1956
member of the UNESCO cooperation committee (until 1958), member of the committee for Klement Gottwald State awards, board member of the Czechoslovak Society for International Relations, board member of the Prague Spring etc..
1962
first secretary of the Slovak Composers Union
1962 – 1972
teacher of composition at the Conservatory in Bratislava
1972 – 1982
lectured on harmony and composing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava
1977 – 1982
president of the Czechoslovak Union of Composers and Concert Artists

Works

  • stage works
  • On Bandit Dance

    ballet-pantomime in four acts
    1941–1942 12'
    TEXT: author after Ľ. Ondrejov
    SCORING: orch
  • Death of Jánošík

    1948 TEXT: J. Botto
    DIRECTED BY: Josef Budský
  • Year in the Village

    1948 TEXT: K. L. Zachar
    SCORING: orch
  • Men from Šumiac

    dance scene
    1949 15'
    SCORING: orch
  • Recruitment

    dance scene
    1950 25'
    SCORING: orch
  • Novel about Rose Op. 41

    1969–1970 40'
    TEXT: J. Smrek
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: spk, vv, CM, orch
  • operetta
  • Radúz and Mahuliena

    1928 TEXT: R. Zeyer
  • ballet
  • Highlanders' Song

    1957 TEXT: O. Jariabek
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry, Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • orchestral works
  • Marína

    for orchestra
    1948 TEXT: A. Sládkovič
    SCORING: orch
  • symphony orchestra
  • March of Petrified

    4' 45''
    SCORING: orch
  • Štefánik's Destiny

    1929 8'
    SCORING: orch
  • Orchestral Suite (First Orchestral Suite)

    1937 12'
    SCORING: orch
  • Burlesque Overture Op. 1

    1940 10'
    SCORING: orch
  • Legends about Native Country Op. 3

    1943 23'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Resurrection Op. 4

    Music Trilogy
    1945 1945, rev. 1953 ako op. 8, 45'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • To My Nation Op. 5

    for orchestra
    1947 37'
    SCORING: orch
  • Music to Feast

    1954 SCORING: orch
  • Blooming Hillsides of the Native Country

    1956 SCORING: orch
  • Suite No. 1

    from the ballet Highlanders' Song
    1957 11'
    SCORING: orch
  • One from Twelve

    1958 SCORING: orch
  • Monuments of Glory Op. 30

    1961 TEXT: R. Fábry
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Suite No. 2

    from the ballet Highlanders' Song
    1962 20' 25''
    SCORING: orch
  • Symfonietta Op. 35

    1966 24' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Flames of May Op. 45

    symphonic overture
    1972 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
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  • Czechoslovak Overture Op. 53

    for symphonic orchestra
    1977 9' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Illustration of Life Op. 55

    Orchestral studies for small orchestra
    1980 20' 15''
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Celebrating of Traditions Op. 57

    Triptych for large orchestra
    1985 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • New Riversides With Rainbow Above the Danube op. 58

    symphonic finale
    1985 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch: 5fl (2flp), 3ob (1ci), 3cl (1clb), 3fg (1cfg), 4cr, 4tr, 4tn, tu, tp, bat, 2ar, pf, archi
  • chamber orchestra
  • Fanfares and Key Signature to the X. Congress of KSS

    1953 1'
    SCORING: fiati
  • Entrance of Winners

    1957 8'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: archi
  • Fanfares for Feast in Selce

    1978 SCORING: fiati
  • Key-signatures of Banská Bystrica

    1981 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: fiati
  • solo voice(s) and orchestra
  • Post Pigeons

    Cycle of songs for soprano and orchestra on the lyrics by Valentín Beniak
    1938 3' 30''
    TEXT: V. Beniak
    SCORING: s, orch
  • solo voice(s), choir, and orchestra
  • Unbound Land

    12'
    TEXT: P. O. Hviezdoslav
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Margita and the Mad

    1937–1938 TEXT: J. Botto
    SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • Green Mountains Whisper Op. 2

    Cantata for solo voices, mixed choir, violin and orchestra on the poem by Janko Kráľ
    1942 18'
    TEXT: J. Kráľ
    SCORING: s, t, vn, CM, orch
  • To My Generation

    for baritone, children's choir and orchestra on the poems by Mária Kratochvílová
    1959 5'
    TEXT: M. Kratochvílová
    SCORING: br, CB, orch
  • I Loved You Op. 46

    1973 32' 30''
    TEXT: A. Plávka
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: s, a, t, br, b, CM, org, orch
  • Way to Sun Op. 56

    for solo voices, mixed choir and orchestra
    1980 22'
    TEXT: J. Wolker, M. Pujmanová, P. Koyš
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • choir and orchestra
  • Christmas Songs and Pastorale

    for mixed choir and orchestra
    1946 18'
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Song of Beeches

    for mixed choir and orchestra
    1950 3'
    TEXT: Ľ. Bátorský
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Symphony about Earth and Man Op. 43

    1970 42'
    TEXT: V. Mihálik, M. Válek, V. Majakovskij
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond, Opus
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • one solo instrument with orchestra
  • Concert for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 Op. 7

    1952 1952 , rev. 1953, op. 7/a, 30'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vc, orch
  • Ruralia slovaca (Farewell to Youth) Op. 19

    1957 20'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry, Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: zmb/pf, orch
  • Concert for Piano and Orchestra Op. 20

    1959 24'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf, orch
  • Concertino Op. 27

    for flute and string orchestra
    1962 14'
    PUBLISHER: Supraphon, Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: fl, archi
  • Concert for Violin and Orchestra Op. 47

    1974–1975 17' 15''
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, orch
  • Concert for Cello and Orchestra No. 2 Op. 50

    1977 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vc, orch
  • solo instrument
  • Poem about Heart Op. 38

    Suite for violin solo
    1967 24'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond, Editio Supraphon
    SCORING: vn
  • piano or piano four hands
  • Ballad

    for piano
    SCORING: pf
  • First Letters

    Suite for piano
    1933–1934 10'
    PUBLISHER: Matica slovenská, Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Fugue

    for piano
    1936 7'
    SCORING: pf
  • The Piano Suite No. 2

    1938 12'
    SCORING: pf
  • Ballet Scene

    for piano
    1939 1' 30''
    SCORING: pf
  • Capriccio

    for piano
    1939 4'
    SCORING: pf
  • Sleet

    Piano Fantasia
    1946 9'
    PUBLISHER: SHV, Opus
    SCORING: pf
  • New Spring Op. 11

    for piano (after the story by Ľudo Ondrejov)
    1954 19'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry, Opus
    SCORING: pf
  • Images from Myths

    Suite for piano
    1957 13'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry, Štátne hudobné vydavateľstvo, Opus
    SCORING: pf
  • Maiden Dances

    from the ballet Highlanders' Song
    1957 PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: pf4m
  • Icarus of the Nation

    Sketches for piano to the Symphony "About Earth and Men"
    1970 SCORING: pf
  • Bells. Sonata for Piano Op. 44

    1972 21' 43''
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond, Opus
    SCORING: pf
  • Dance

    for piano
    1975 SCORING: pf
  • Wedding Dances Op. 52

    for piano
    1976 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond, Opus
    SCORING: pf
  • Variable Sonatina op. 60

    for piano
    1994 SCORING: pf
  • organ
  • Organ Pastels Op. 26

    Suite for organ
    1961 15'
    PUBLISHER: Panton, Opus
    SCORING: org
  • Portrets Op. 39

    1968 18' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Panton, Opus, Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: org
  • two instruments
  • Notturno Op. 2a

    for violin and piano
    2' 30''
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Variations (Theme with Variations)

    for flute and piano
    1932 6'
    SCORING: fl, pf
  • Children's Suite

    for violin and piano
    1939 8'
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Scherzando

    for violin and piano
    1939 2'
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Impromptu

    for cello and piano
    1941 5'
    SCORING: vc, pf
  • Dance

    for violin and piano
    1953 4'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Concertino Op. 27

    for flute and piano
    1962 14'
    SCORING: fl, pf
  • Frescoes Op. 37

    Sonatina for violin and piano
    1967, rev. 1971 20' 30''
    PUBLISHER: SHV
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Suite "Don Quijote" Op. 40

    1970 18'
    PUBLISHER: Panton, Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, vc
  • piano trio
  • Trio Op. 36

    1967 22' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, vc, pf
  • string quartet
  • String Quartet No. 1 "Images of Soul"

    1942 23'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 2

    1970 17' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • Images of World

    for string quartet
    1971 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 3 "Echos of Luck" Op. 54

    1976–1977 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • five instruments
  • Wind Quintet

    1987 SCORING: fl, ob, cl, cr, trg
  • seven instruments
  • Concerto rustico

    1963 15'
    SCORING: 3vn, vc, cb, cl, zmb
  • vocal-instrumental chamber works
  • My Slovak

    1946 TEXT: V. Paulíny-Tóth
    SCORING: v, 2vn, vl, vc
  • Folk Pastprale from Selce

    1947 2' 20''
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: v, org
  • Song of Everyone

    1949 3'
    SCORING: v, fiati
  • solo voice(s) with piano accompaniment
  • Wind

    for voice and piano
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Meeting

    Melodrama on the poem by Martin Rázus
    1941 9'
    TEXT: M. Rázus
    SCORING: spk, pf
  • I Went Thrpugh

    1944 8'
    TEXT: E. Rusko
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Three Songs On Texts of Folk Poetry

    for alto and piano
    1950 10'
    SCORING: a, pf
  • How Was that Spring (Bratislava Spring) Op. 13

    1955 6'
    TEXT: P. Koyš
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: ms/br, pf
  • How Fall Stars Op. 31

    Cycle of songs for soprano and piano on the lyrics by Pavel Koyš
    1964 TEXT: P. Koyš
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond, Opus
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Letters to the Grey-Haired Woman Op. 51

    Song cycle for lower voice and piano on Milan Lajčiak's poetry
    1976 TEXT: M. Lajčiak
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: ms/a, pf
  • In Serious Moments

    1982 SCORING: v, pf/org
  • Trotting Days

    Three Songs for bass and piano on the lyrics by Ján Smrek
    1986 TEXT: J. Smrek
    SCORING: b, pf
  • suitable for schools
  • Field Flowers

    1940 30'
    SCORING: vb, pf
  • Youth Op. 14

    Suite for Piano
    1956 14'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: pf
  • Colourful Sunrise

    Song for children's choir on the lyrics by D. Kutina
    1958 2' 30''
    TEXT: D. Kutina
    SCORING: CB
  • Childrens' Choirs

    1964 TEXT: F. Citovský
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CB
  • Flights I.

    1967 PUBLISHER: Panton
    SCORING: CB
  • Flights II.

    1967 SCORING: CB
  • On Stage

    1972 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond, Opus
    SCORING: pf, archi
  • Discontent Animals

    1980 TEXT: J. Balík, J. Havel, V. Proftová
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CB
  • Into Nowhere Land

    1987 TEXT: M. Válek
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CB/CF
  • music for theatre
  • Enchanted House

    1945 SCORING: orch
  • Herodes and Herodias

    1956 TEXT: P. O. Hviezdoslav
    SCORING: tr, ar, tp, archi
  • folklore adaptations
  • For Fujara from Selce

    1936 3' 25''
    SCORING: br, CM
  • Detva in Singing and Music

    1938 15'
    SCORING: s, t, b, CF, orch
  • Male Choirs

    Songs with a military theme
    1940 10'
    SCORING: CMa
  • I Was Born...

    1941 3'
    SCORING: CMa
  • I Would Come to You...

    1941 SCORING: CMa
  • Oh, Mountain, Mountain

    1941 SCORING: CMa
  • People Say

    1941 SCORING: CMa
  • Carols from Myjava

    1946 SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • The Trumpets Sound

    1946 12' 45''
    SCORING: t, br, CM, orch
  • From Hills of Orava

    1947 10'
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • From Nitra to Komárno

    1947 8'
    SCORING: t, CF, orch
  • From the Region of Podjavorina

    1947 7' 35''
    SCORING: t, CM, orch
  • Songs from Liptov

    for tenor, female choir and orchestra
    1947 7'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: t, CF, orch
  • Songs from Orava

    1947 5' 15''
    SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • To the Circle

    dance for orchestra
    1947 12'
    SCORING: orch
  • Lullaby

    1948 3'
    SCORING: s, orch
  • Dances from Myjava

    1949 9'
    SCORING: orch
  • Recruitment Comes

    1951 3'
    SCORING: CMa
  • Through the Hill, Boys

    1951 SCORING: CMa
  • Loves

    1954 5' 35''
    SCORING: CF
  • Songs from Šajba

    1955 SCORING: t, br, CMa, orch
  • Whoopings

    1956 SCORING: CF
  • The Orava Pastorale

    1961 21' 40''
    SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • From Native Valleys

    1975 14' 45''
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CMa
  • To Additions

    1976 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CMa
  • From Tajov Bright Water

    1977 SCORING: CM
  • arrangements
  • Grotesque Valse

    for violin and piano
    5'
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • choral
  • About Native Country Op. 48

    1974 12'
    TEXT: P. Koyš
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CM, CF, CMa
  • Koľvač, Very Sad Mountain

    1986 TEXT: B. Janov
    SCORING: CB/CM
  • mixed choir
  • Really, My Eyes

    1949 SCORING: CM
  • Somewhere Near

    1950 3'
    TEXT: J. Kostra
    SCORING: CM
  • Singing of Young Brigadiers

    1951 4'
    TEXT: K. Bendová
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: CM (CM, pf)
  • Song about Peace

    1951 TEXT: R. Fábry
    SCORING: CM
  • Marína Op. 15

    for mixed choir
    1957 24'
    TEXT: A. Sládkovič
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CM
  • Blessing

    A Festive piece for mixed choir
    1990 SCORING: CM
  • male choir
  • About Life

    1963 15'
    TEXT: J. Kostra
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CMa
  • female choir
  • To Harvest

    1948 3'
    TEXT: Z. Dončová
    SCORING: CF
  • To Mountains...

    1948 3'
    TEXT: Ľ. Podjavorinská
    SCORING: CF
  • Joyful Song

    for female choir
    1951 6'
    TEXT: R. Fábry
    SCORING: CF
  • To the First Worker

    for female choir
    1951 2' 30''
    TEXT: A. Plávka
    SCORING: CF
  • Spasskaya Tower

    1954 4'
    TEXT: J. Kostra
    SCORING: CF
  • children's choir
  • Severe Bread

    for three-part choir (soprano, alto, tenor - boys)
    1987 TEXT: M. Rúfus
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CB
  • choir with instruments
  • Christmas Songs from Myjava

    1946 SCORING: CM, orch
  • Songs for Freedom from years 1848–1947

    for mixed choir and instrumental groups
    1947 TEXT: J. M. Hurban
    SCORING: CM, CMa, ens
  • Singing about Communist Party

    Cantata for choir and orchestra
    1950 11'
    TEXT: J. Kostra
    PUBLISHER: SHV, Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry, Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Prophecies

    The Cantata Cycle
    1952 TEXT: P. O. Hviezdoslav
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry, Opus
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • To the Feast

    1955 TEXT: A. Plávka
    SCORING: CMa, CB, fiati
  • There, Where Hron Sings (To a Little Dance)

    1959 1959, rev. 1961, 11'
    TEXT: J. Noha
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Festive March

    1961 4' 15''
    TEXT: A. Plávka
    SCORING: CM, fiati
  • Burns, Fire, Burns

    Cantata for mixed choir and orchestra on the lyrics by Ján Botto
    1962 16' 30''
    TEXT: J. Botto
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • soloists, choir and piano
  • My Native

    1944 5'
    TEXT: J. Kostra
    SCORING: ms/bbr, CF, pf
  • short documentary film
  • Earth Can Give More

    1950 DIRECTED BY: S. Barabáš
    SCORING: KD
  • full-length live-action film
  • Goat's Milk

    1950 DIRECTED BY: O. Jariabek
    SCORING: DH

Bibliography

  • Books
  • PALOVČÍK, Michal: Andrej Očenáš : Hudobné ozveny domoviny
    2002 ARM 333, Bratislava 2002
  • FIŠER, Ján: Andrej Očenáš. Profil skladateľa
    1955 Slovak Publisher of Nice Literature, Bratislava 1955
  • Studies (Book Chapters, Dictionary Entries, Scholarly Articles)
  • MEDŇANSKÁ, Irena: Detská zborová tvorba slovenských skladateľov
    2012 Slovenská hudba year 38, 2012, no. 2, p. 190–210
  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • TICHÝ, Stanislav: Prehliadka mladých organistov
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 1-2, p. 11
  • DOHNALOVÁ, Lýdia: Štátny komorný orchester Žilina
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 12, p. 6
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: III. Týždeň novej slovenskej hudobnej tvorby
    Orchestrálne koncerty
    1978 Hudobný život year 10, 1978, no. 6, p. 1, 4
  • -ov-: Žilinčania U klarisiek
    1976 Hudobný život year 8, 1976, no. 14, p. 5
  • KRESÁNEK, Jozef: K päťdesiatke Andreja Očenáša
    1961 Slovenská hudba year 5, 1961, no. 1, p. 21–24
  • Analyses of Works
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Andrej Očenáš: Pľušť. Fantázia pre klavír
    2015 Cestami k tvorivej profesionalite : Sprievodca slovenskou hudbou 20. storočia I. (1901–1950), Faculty of Philosophy of the Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava 2015, p. 253–256
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Andrej Očenáš: Ruralia slovaca, suita pre sláčiky, dve flauty, dva klarinety, dva lesné rohy, dve trúbky, tympany a cimbal op. 19
    2001 Hudobný život year 33, 2001, no. 4, p. 12–15
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Andrej Očenáš: Pľušť, fantázia pre klavír
    2000 Hudobný život year 32, 2000, no. 7–8, p. 14–16, 19
  • BERGER, Igor: Andrej Očenáš: Donquijotská suita pre husle a violončelo, op. 40
    1986 Hudobný život year 18, 1986, no. 11, p. 3
  • BERGER, Igor: Andrej Očenáš: Listy sivovláske
    1980 Hudobný život year 12, 1980, no. 24, p. 3
  • KOVÁŘOVÁ, Dagmar: Andrej Očenáš: Miloval som ťa
    1974 Hudobný život year 6, 1974, no. 18, p. 5
  • PLASKUROVÁ, Alžbeta: O novom diele Andreja Očenáša
    Sláčikové kvarteto č. 2
    1973 Hudobný život, Obzor, Bratislava year 5, 1973, no. 7, p. 3

Discography

  • Photo: Slovak Violin Concertos SLOVAK VIOLIN CONCERTOS
    2013 CD – Music Fund SF 00732131
    1. Alexander Moyzes: Concert for violin and orchestra Op. 53
      Milan Paľa (vn), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
    2. Andrej Očenáš: Concert for Violin and Orchestra Op. 47
      Milan Paľa (vn), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
    3. Dezider Kardoš: Concert for Violin and Orchestra Op. 51
      Milan Paľa (vn), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Photo: Violin Solo 5 – Milan Paľa VIOLIN SOLO 5 – MILAN PAĽA
    2013 CD – Pavlik Records PA 0122-2-132
    1. Ľudovít Rajter: Suite for Violin Solo
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    2. Andrej Očenáš: Poem about Heart Op. 38
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    3. Ilja Zeljenka: Four Miniatures
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    4. Roman Berger: Convergence I
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    5. Jevgenij Iršai: Huslehubky (Violin Appetizers)
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    6. Juraj Pospíšil: Sonata Op. 22/2
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    7. Tomáš Boroš: Bausteine
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    8. Juraj Hatrík: Ciacona interrotta
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    9. Daniel Matej: Stormy
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    10. Július Kowalski: Partita for Violin in a Sixth-tone System
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    11. Ivan Hrušovský: Sonata
      Milan Paľa (vn)
  • Photo:
    2012 CD – Opus 910147-2
    1. Ján Cikker: Variations on the Slovak Folk Song
      Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
    2. Ján Zimmer: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 6, Op. 71
      Ján Zimmer (pf), Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
    3. Ján Zimmer: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 6, Op. 71
      Ján Zimmer (pf), Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
    4. Jozef Grešák: Amoebas
      Slovak Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
    5. Dezider Kardoš: Res Philharmonica Op. 41
      Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
    6. Miloslav Kořínek: Concerto
      Jozef Luptáčik (cl), Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
    7. Šimon Jurovský: Symphony No. 2 "Heroic" – Fight
      Ferdinand Klinda (org), Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
    8. Dezider Kardoš: Partita for Twelve String Instruments Op. 43
      Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal (umv.)
    9. Oto Ferenczy: Music for Four String Instruments – Intermezzo
      The Slovak Quartet, Aladár Móži (vn), Alojz Nemec (vn), Milan Telecký (vl), František Tannenberger (vc)
    10. Oto Ferenczy: Music for Four String Instruments – Fantasia
      The Slovak Quartet, Aladár Móži (vn), Alojz Nemec (vn), Milan Telecký (vl), František Tannenberger (vc)
    11. Alexander Moyzes: Sonatina giocosa Op. 57 – Scherzo
      Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal (umv.)
    12. Andrej Očenáš: Bells. Sonata for Piano Op. 44
      Tatiana Fraňová (pf)
    13. Ivan Parík: Sonata for Cello
      Jozef Sikora (vc)
    14. Jozef Sixta: Solo For Piano
      Alexander Cattarino (pf)
    15. Dušan Martinček: Sonata No. 2 "Poem"
      Ivan Palovič st. (pf)
  • Photo: Czech Musicians Play Slovak Music CZECH MUSICIANS PLAY SLOVAK MUSIC
    2009 CD – Music Fund SF 00602131
    1. Alexander Moyzes: Poetic Suite op. 35
      Jindřich Pazdera (vn), Václav Mácha (pf)
    2. Andrej Očenáš: Poem about Heart Op. 38
      Jindřich Pazdera (vn)
    3. Eugen Suchoň: Poème Macabre, Op.17, ESD 83
      Jindřich Pazdera (vn), Václav Mácha (pf)
    4. Tadeáš Salva: Ballad Op. 35
      Jindřich Pazdera (vn)
    5. Dezider Kardoš: Three Compositions
      Jindřich Pazdera (vn), Václav Mácha (pf)
  • Photo: Víťazoslav Kubička : Andrej Očenáš : Jozef Sixta : Eugen Suchoň VÍŤAZOSLAV KUBIČKA : ANDREJ OČENÁŠ : JOZEF SIXTA : EUGEN SUCHOŇ
    1986 LP – Opus 9111 1827
    1. Víťazoslav Kubička: The Journey Op. 20
      Matej Drlička (cl), Karol Filipovič (vc), Peter Minárik (pf)
    2. Andrej Očenáš: Suite "Don Quijote" Op. 40
      Jindřich Pazdera (vn), Ľudovít Kanta (vc)
    3. Jozef Sixta: Piano Sonata
      Stanislav Zamborský (pf)
    4. Eugen Suchoň: Three Songs ESD 109
      Sergej Kopčák (b), Slovak Philharmonic, Libor Pešek (dir.)
  • Photo: Andrej Očenáš : Ruralia slovaca : Zobrazenie života ANDREJ OČENÁŠ : RURALIA SLOVACA : ZOBRAZENIE ŽIVOTA
    1982 LP – Opus 9110 1238
    1. Andrej Očenáš: Ruralia slovaca (Farewell to Youth) Op. 19
      Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
    2. Andrej Očenáš: Illustration of Life Op. 55
      Slovak Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Photo: Nová tvorba '78 NOVÁ TVORBA '78
    1978 LP – Opus 9110 0756
    1. Milan Novák: Concert for Cello and Orchestra
      Marek Novák (vc), Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Jan Valta (dir.)
    2. Andrej Očenáš: Czechoslovak Overture Op. 53
      Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
    3. Pavol Bagin: Three Songs
      Magdaléna Hajóssyová (s), CAMERATA SLOVACA, Viktor Málek (dir.)
  • Photo: Andrej Očenáš ANDREJ OČENÁŠ
    1977 LP – Opus 9111 0540
    1. Andrej Očenáš: Concertino Op. 27
      Miloš Jurkovič (fl), Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal (umv.)
    2. Andrej Očenáš: How Fall Stars Op. 31
      Magdaléna Hajóssyová (s), Miloslav Starosta (pf)
    3. Andrej Očenáš: Portrets Op. 39
      Katarína Lelovičová (org)
  • Photo: Contemporary Slovak Organ Music CONTEMPORARY SLOVAK ORGAN MUSIC
    1976 LP – Opus 9111 0458
    1. Jozef Podprocký: Partita Regenschorica, Op. 14 No. 2a
      Ivan Sokol (org)
    2. Šimon Jurovský: Rapsódia
      Ivan Sokol (org)
    3. Jozef Grešák: Impulses
      Ivan Sokol (org)
    4. Andrej Očenáš: Organ Pastels Op. 26
      Ivan Sokol (org)
    5. Tadeáš Salva: Rhapsody
      Ivan Sokol (org)
  • Photo: Andrej Očenáš – Ján Cikker – Alexander Moyzes ANDREJ OČENÁŠ – JÁN CIKKER – ALEXANDER MOYZES
    1975 LP – Opus 9110 0344
    1. Andrej Očenáš: Flames of May Op. 45
      Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
    2. Ján Cikker: Epitaph
      Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
    3. Alexander Moyzes: Bonfires on Mountains Op. 71
      Slovak Philharmonic, Zdeněk Košler (dir.)
  • Photo:
    1975 LP – Opus 9111 0421-26
    1. Dezider Kardoš: Partita for Twelve String Instruments Op. 43
      Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal (umv.)
    2. Oto Ferenczy: Music for Four String Instruments – Intermezzo
      The Slovak Quartet, Aladár Móži (vn), Alojz Nemec (vn), Milan Telecký (vl), František Tannenberger (vc)
    3. Oto Ferenczy: Music for Four String Instruments – Fantasia
      The Slovak Quartet, Aladár Móži (vn), Alojz Nemec (vn), Milan Telecký (vl), František Tannenberger (vc)
    4. Alexander Moyzes: Sonatina giocosa Op. 57 – Finale
      Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal (umv.)
    5. Andrej Očenáš: Bells. Sonata for Piano Op. 44
      Tatiana Fraňová (pf)
    6. Ivan Parík: Sonata for Flute
      Miloš Jurkovič (fl)
    7. Jozef Sixta: Solo For Piano
      Alexander Cattarino (pf)
    8. Dušan Martinček: Sonata No. 2 "Poem"
      Ivan Palovič st. (pf)
  • Photo:
    1974 LP – Supraphon 1 11 1611 – 13
    1. Jiří Pauer: String Quartet No. 3
      Smetana Quartet, Jiří Novák (vn), Lubomír Kostecký (vn), Milan Škampa (vl), Antonín Kohout (vc)
    2. Jiří Jaroch: String Quartet No. 2
      Smetana Quartet, Jiří Novák (vn), Lubomír Kostecký (vn), Milan Škampa (vl), Antonín Kohout (vc)
    3. Ivan Jirko: String Quartet No. 4
      Smetana Quartet, Jiří Novák (vn), Lubomír Kostecký (vn), Milan Škampa (vl), Antonín Kohout (vc)
    4. František Chaun: String Quartet No. 1, Ulysses
      Dvořák Quartet, Jiří Hnyk (vn), Jaroslav Foltýn (vn), Jaroslav Ruis (vl), František Pišinger (vc)
    5. Karel Šrom: String Quartet No. 3
      Suk Quartet, Antonín Novák (vn), Vijtěch Jouza (vn), Karel Řehák (vl), Jan Štros (vc)
    6. Ján Cikker: String Quartet No. 2 Op. 14 No. 2
      The Slovak Quartet, Aladár Móži (vn), Alojz Nemec (vn), Milan Telecký (vl), František Tannenberger (vc)
    7. Andrej Očenáš: String Quartet No. 2
      The Slovak Quartet, Aladár Móži (vn), Alojz Nemec (vn), Milan Telecký (vl), František Tannenberger (vc)
  • Photo:
    1974 LP – Supraphon 1 12 1012
    1. Ivan Hrušovský: Three Madrigal Impressions
      Slovenskí madrigalisti, Ladislav Holásek (dir.)
    2. Andrej Očenáš: Marína Op. 15
      Slovenskí madrigalisti, Ladislav Holásek (dir.)
    3. Ján Zimmer: Four Madrigals on Old English Lyrics, op. 52
      Slovenskí madrigalisti, Ladislav Holásek (dir.)
    4. Zdenko Mikula: Willows by Váh
      Slovenskí madrigalisti, Ladislav Holásek (dir.)
    5. Zdenko Mikula: Love Madrigals
      Slovenskí madrigalisti, Ladislav Holásek (dir.)
    6. Tadeáš Salva: Litaniae lauretanae op. 12
      Slovenskí madrigalisti, Ladislav Holásek (dir.)
  • Photo:
    1973 LP – Opus 9110 0205
    1. Andrej Očenáš: Symphony about Earth and Man Op. 43
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
  • Photo:
    1973 LP – Opus 1 18 1217
    1. Andrej Očenáš: Concertino Op. 27
      Miloš Jurkovič (fl)
  • Photo: Andrej Očenáš ANDREJ OČENÁŠ
    1972 LP – Opus 9111 0155
    1. Andrej Očenáš: Trio Op. 36
      Peter Michalica (vn), Juraj Alexander (vc), Miloslav Starosta (pf)
    2. Andrej Očenáš: Poem about Heart Op. 38
      Peter Michalica (vn)
  • Photo:
    1964 LP – Supraphon SV 8234
    1. Andrej Očenáš: Concertino Op. 27
      Miloš Jurkovič (fl), Helena Gáfforová (pf)
    2. Oto Ferenczy: String Quartet No. 1
      The Janáček Quartet
  • Photo:
    1961 LP – Supraphon DV 5862
    1. Alexander Moyzes: Jánošík Op. 21/a
      Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
    2. Alexander Moyzes: V. Novák: Zbojnícka sonatína
      Slovak Philharmonic, Ľudovít Rajter (dir.)
    3. Ján Cikker: Odzemok, Valašský
      Orchester Opery SND, Ladislav Holoubek (dir.)
    4. Andrej Očenáš: Ruralia slovaca (Farewell to Youth) Op. 19
      Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)

Awards


  • 1978
  • Ján Levoslav Bella Prize
    1974 for work Bells. Sonata for Piano Op. 44
  • State Award of Klement Gottwald
    1970
  • Ján Levoslav Bella Prize
    1969
    for the works Poem about Heart and Frescoes

  • 1966
  • Decoration of Labour
    1961

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Andrej Očenáš: Variable Sonatina op. 60
    for piano
    24 Nov
    1994
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Daniela Kardošová (pf)
  • Andrej Očenáš: New Riversides With Rainbow Above the Danube op. 58
    symphonic finale
    16 Feb
    1989
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Richard Zimmer (dir.)
  • Andrej Očenáš: Celebrating of Traditions Op. 57
    Triptych for large orchestra
    10 Feb
    1985
    First performances in Slovakia
    A Week of New Slovak Music, Concert Hall of the Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Dohnányi (dir.)
  • Andrej Očenáš: Way to Sun Op. 56
    for solo voices, mixed choir and orchestra
    18 Oct
    1981
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Libuše Márová (ms), Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
  • Andrej Očenáš: Illustration of Life Op. 55
    Orchestral studies for small orchestra
    21 Feb
    1980
    First performances in Slovakia
    A Week of New Slovak Music, Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Andrej Očenáš: Wedding Dances Op. 52
    for piano
    23 Feb
    1979
    First performances in Slovakia
    A Week of New Slovak Music, Concert Hall of the Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Tatiana Fraňová (pf)
  • Andrej Očenáš: Letters to the Grey-Haired Woman Op. 51
    Song cycle for lower voice and piano on Milan Lajčiak's poetry
    21 Feb
    1979
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Hana Štolfová-Bandová (a), Ľudovít Marcinger (pf)
  • Andrej Očenáš: Czechoslovak Overture Op. 53
    for symphonic orchestra
    20 Feb
    1978
    First performances in Slovakia
    A Week of New Slovak Music, Concert Hall of the Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
  • Andrej Očenáš: Concert for Violin and Orchestra Op. 47
    24 May
    1976
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall Klarisky, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Jela Špitková (vn), Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Eduard Fischer (dir.)
  • Andrej Očenáš: About Native Country Op. 48
    4 Oct
    1975
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Philharmonic Choir
  • Andrej Očenáš: I Loved You Op. 46
    3 May
    1975
    First performances in Slovakia
    Czechoslovak Musical Harvest Festival, Concert Hall of the Slovak Philarmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Anna Kajabová-Peňašková (s), Ľuba Baricová (ms), Gustáv Papp (t), René Tuček (br), Jozef Špaček (b), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
  • Andrej Očenáš: String Quartet No. 2
    1 Oct
    1973
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Quartet
  • Andrej Očenáš: Highlanders' Song
    5 Sep
    1964
    First performances in Slovakia
    Jozef Gregor Tajovský Theatre, Banská Bystrica, SK
    PERFORMERS: J. G. Tajovský Theatre Orchestra, Ján Valach (dir.)

Gallery

  • Photo: Andrej Očenáš Andrej Očenáš

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
    Author: Anton Šmotlák

Audio

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