Personality profile

Photo: Pavel Baxa Author: Z. Mináčová

Pavel Baxa

9 Jan 1951 Kremnica

classical music
conducting

Bio

Bio

1966 – 1969
secondary grammar school in Trenčín
1969 – 1970
Bratislava Conservatory (piano, organ, conducting, composition)
1970 – 1972
Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava, (conducting – Juraj Haluzický, Ľudovít Rajter)
1977
completed studies at Academy of Performing Arts, Prague (conducting – Alois Klíma, Bohumír Liška, Václav Neumann, Josef Veselka, singing – Theodor Šrubař)
1978
rehearsal pianist and assistant conductor at Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava; founder of the early music ensemble Musica dulcisona (study of performance style of early music abroad - Rieling, Patring, Equiluz)
1979 – 1989
choirmaster of Slovak Philharmonic Choir
1986 – 1991
member of the ensemble Musica aeterna (conductor, singer and artistic director)
1987 – 1994
member of Czech Philharmonic’s chamber ensemble Prague Madrigalists (artistic director, conductor, singer and instrumentalist)
1993 – 1996
short-term collaboration with Prague Philharmonic Choir and Prague Chamber Choir
1995 – 1997
choirmaster of the State Opera in Prague, concurrently active in the orchestra Virtuosi di Praga
1999 – 2008
choirmaster and conductor in the North Bohemian Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Ústí nad Labem
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currently rehearsal pianist and conductor in the South Bohemian Theatre in České Budějovice

While still a student he was active in a number of ensembles including the Prague Male Choir at the Symphony Orchestra of the Capital City Prague FOK, the University Artistic Ensemble of Charles University in Prague, the Prague Teachers Singers’ Association, and the Czechoslovak Radio Choir in Prague. With the Prague Madrigalists he made numerous appearances abroad (Hamburg, Palermo, Istanbul, Paris, Barcelona etc.). After 1997 he made solo appearances as conductor, choirmaster, tenor and instrumentalist at home and abroad (Salzburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt on Main, Tel Aviv).

Bibliography

  • Sedlický, Tibor: Pavol Baxa
    1996 K dejinám zborového spevu na Slovensku. O jubilujúcich skladateľoch – dirigentoch – speváckych zboroch, Banská Bystrica 1996, p. 31 – 32
    (ISBN 80-88825-77-6)
  • Polakovičová, Viera: Pravda prvej čembalistky : Koncert súboru starej hudby podnetom pre úvahy
    1990 Večerník 13.11. 1990
  • Ursínyová, Terézia: Hovoríme s dirigentom Pavlom Baxom na tému Stále živá stará hudba
    1988 Hudobný život 1988, no. 6, p. 4
  • Čížik, Vladimír: Baxa Pavol
    1986 Slovenskí dirigenti a zbormajstri, Opus, Bratislava 1986, p. 71 – 73
  • (ki): Hodnotíme abonentné koncerty : Pozitívny prínos dirigenta Slovenskej filharmónie
    31. 3. 1982 Ľud 31. 3. 1982, p. 5
  • Danišovský, J.: Pavol Baxa
    1980 Hudobný život 1980, no. 14, p. 3

Discography

  • Photo: Music from Maria Theresa Time MUSIC FROM MARIA THERESA TIME
    1991 CD – Opus 9123292131
    1. Kamila Zajíčková (s), Marta Beňačková (a), Ladislav Neshyba (b), Richard Sporka (t), Musica aeterna, Pavel Baxa (dir.), Peter Zajíček (umv.)
  • Photo:
    1990 CD – Opus 93521719
    1. Joannes Patzelt: Castor et pollux
      Kamila Zajíčková (s), Jitka Sapara-Fischerová (a), Peter Oswald (tenor), Peter Mikuláš (b), Viktória Stracenská (s), Marta Beňačková (ms), Musica aeterna, Pavel Baxa (dir.)
    2. Daniel Georg Speer: Musicalisch-turlischer Eulenspiegel
      Peter Oswald (t), Musica aeterna, Pavel Baxa (dir.)
  • Photo: Iris Szeghyová : Martin Burlas : Víťazoslav Kubička : Tadeáš Salva IRIS SZEGHYOVÁ : MARTIN BURLAS : VÍŤAZOSLAV KUBIČKA : TADEÁŠ SALVA
    1988 LP – Opus 9111 2115
    1. Martin Burlas: Simultaneous Quartet
      Vladimír Godár (sth), Martin Burlas (gui), Slavomír Mrázik (tn), Anton Popovič (tp), Borivoj Medelský (vc)
    2. Iris Szeghy: Canto triste
      Tibor Winkler (tn), Zlatica Poulová (pf)
    3. Víťazoslav Kubička: Concerto for harpsichord and string orchestra Op. 39
      Marica Dobiášová (cmb), Musica aeterna, Pavel Baxa (dir.)
    4. Tadeáš Salva: Balada per duodecimo archi
      Jan Valta (dir.), Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina
  • Photo: Slovak Orchestral Music – Alexander Moyzes, Dezider Kardoš SLOVAK ORCHESTRAL MUSIC – ALEXANDER MOYZES, DEZIDER KARDOŠ
    1986 LP – Opus 9310 1634
    1. Alexander Moyzes: Symphony No. 12, Op. 83
      Slovak Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
    2. Dezider Kardoš: Symphony No. 7 'Ballade about a Dream' op. 53
      František Caban (br), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Pavel Baxa (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Photo: Italian Renaissance and Early Baroque Music ITALIAN RENAISSANCE AND EARLY BAROQUE MUSIC
    1985 LP – Opus 9112 1576
    1. Kamila Zajíčková (s), Dagmar Pecková (a), Pavel Baxa, Peter Mikuláš (b), Musica aeterna, Ján Albrecht (umv.)
  • Photo: Creators of Slovak National Music - Alexander Albrecht CREATORS OF SLOVAK NATIONAL MUSIC - ALEXANDER ALBRECHT
    1985 LP – Opus 9110 1637-38
    1. Alexander Albrecht: Longings and Reminiscences (Tobias Wunderlich)
      Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
    2. Alexander Albrecht: Sonatina for 11 Instruments
      Slovak Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha
    3. Alexander Albrecht: Three Poems after R. M. Rilke's Das Marienleben
      Magdaléna Hajóssyová (s), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Pavel Baxa (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Ľudovít Rajter (dir.)
    4. Alexander Albrecht: The Damned (The Doomed)
      Viktória Stracenská (ms), Miloslav Starosta (pf)
    5. Alexander Albrecht: Rosenzeit (The Time of Roses)
      Viktória Stracenská (ms), Miloslav Starosta (pf)
    6. Alexander Albrecht: Heimkehr (Return)
      Viktória Stracenská (ms), Miloslav Starosta (pf)
    7. Alexander Albrecht: Prelude and Fugue
      Milan Telecký (vl), Juraj Alexander (vc)
    8. Alexander Albrecht: Das Märchenteufelchen (A Little Devil in a Fairy-Tale)
      Juraj Alexander (vc)
    9. Alexander Albrecht: Humoresque "A Trip in Rain and a Thunderstorm"
      Helena Gáfforová (pf), Valéria Kelly (pf)
    10. Alexander Albrecht: Trio
      Boris Monoszon (vn), Alojz Nemec (vn), Milan Telecký (vl)
  • Photo: Ján Cikker : Ode to Joy JÁN CIKKER : ODE TO JOY
    1984 LP – Opus 9112 1512
    1. Ján Cikker: Ode to Joy
      Elena Holičková (s), Viktória Stracenská (ms), František Livora (t), Peter Mikuláš (b), Ján Cikker (spk), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Pavel Baxa (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Libor Pešek (dir.)
  • Photo: Ilja Zeljenka – Oświęcim, Slovo ILJA ZELJENKA – OŚWIĘCIM, SLOVO
    1982 LP – Opus 9112 1276
    1. Ilja Zeljenka: Oświęcim
      Július Pántik (spk), Vladimír Durdík (spk), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Pavel Baxa (zbm.), Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
    2. Ilja Zeljenka: The Word
      Július Pántik (spk), The University Choir Technik, Pavol Procházka (zbm.), Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
  • Photo:
    1981 LP – Opus 9110 1171-73
    1. Igor Dibák: Concert Overture, Op. 23
      Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
    2. Pavol Bagin: Suite for the Youth
      Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Pavol Bagin (dir.)
    3. Ilja Zeljenka: The Word
      Július Pántik (spk), The University Choir Technik, Pavol Procházka (zbm.), Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd
    4. Ivan Hrušovský: Pictures from the Nature
      Detský zbor Československého rozhlasu, Marián Vach (dir.)
    5. Ladislav Burlas: Good Day!
      Lúčnica Choir, Štefan Klimo (dir.)
    6. Bartolomej Urbanec: Štyri revolučno-robotnícke piesne
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Jan Mária Dobrodinský (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Pavol Bagin (dir.)
    7. Bartolomej Urbanec: Štyri revolučno-robotnícke piesne
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Jan Mária Dobrodinský (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Pavol Bagin (dir.)
    8. Bartolomej Urbanec: Štyri revolučno-robotnícke piesne
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Jan Mária Dobrodinský (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Pavol Bagin (dir.)
    9. Bartolomej Urbanec: Štyri revolučno-robotnícke piesne
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Jan Mária Dobrodinský (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Pavol Bagin (dir.)
    10. Zdenko Mikula: Slovak May
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Jan Mária Dobrodinský (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Pavol Bagin (dir.)
    11. Zdenko Mikula: Prisoners' Song
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Jan Mária Dobrodinský (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Pavol Bagin (dir.)
    12. František Prášil: Rovnosť chceme
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Jan Mária Dobrodinský (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Pavol Bagin (dir.)
    13. Ernst Toller: Old Revolutionary Song
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Jan Mária Dobrodinský (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Pavol Bagin (dir.)
    14. Zdenko Mikula: Revolučná pieseň z Polomky
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Jan Mária Dobrodinský (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Pavol Bagin (dir.)
    15. Milan Novák: Človek nie je sám
      Eva Blahová (s), Juraj Sarvaš (spk), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Pavel Baxa (zbm.), Orchester Vojenského umeleckého súboru, Oliver Dohnányi (dir.)
    16. Milan Novák: Chvála rukám
      Eva Biháryová (v), Peter Rúfus (spk), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Pavel Baxa (zbm.), Orchester Vojenského umeleckého súboru, Jozef Valouch (dir.)
    17. Milan Novák: O jednej hviezde
      Róbert Szücs (br), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Pavel Baxa (zbm.), Orchester Vojenského umeleckého súboru, Jozef Valouch (dir.)
    18. Jozef Valouch: Tebe, rodná
      Ondrej Malachovský (b), Zbor a orchester Armádneho umeleckého súboru v Prahe, Jozef Valouch (dir.)

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Dezider Kardoš: Symphony No. 7 'Ballade about a Dream' op. 53
    1 Oct
    1984
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Concert Hall of the Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: František Caban (br), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Pavel Baxa (zbm.), Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
  • Ján Cikker: Ode to Joy
    Oratorio on the poems by Milan Rúfus for solo voices, speaker, mixed choir and orchestra
    17 Mar
    1983
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Elena Holičková (s), Viktória Stracenská (ms), František Livora (t), Peter Mikuláš (b), Ján Cikker (spk), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Pavel Baxa (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Libor Pešek (dir.)
  • Martin Burlas: Sotto voce
    for choir and orchestra
    13 Feb
    1982
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Pavel Baxa (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Ladislav Burlas: The Hymn of the Time
    30 Oct
    1981
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Concert Hall of the Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Spevácky zbor slovenských učiteľov, Pavel Baxa (dir.)
  • Bartolomej Urbanec: Blahoslavlen mir
    1980 First performances in Slovakia
    Festival of Piešťany, Piešťany, SK
    PERFORMERS: Magdaléna Hajóssyová (s), Hana Štolfová-Bandová (a), Gustáv Papp (t), Róbert Szücs (br), Jozef Špaček (b), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Pavel Baxa (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)


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