Personality profile

Photo: Alexander Albrecht Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia

Alexander Albrecht

12 Aug 1885 Arad – 30 Aug 1958 Bratislava

www.albrechtforum.eu

classical music
composition, conducting

Bio

Bio

1895 – 1903
Royal Catholic Secondary School in Bratislava
1904 – 1908
Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest (composition – Hans Koessler, piano – István Thomán, later Béla Bartók, conducting – Franz Szandtner); simultaneous law studies
1908 – 1952
organ player at the Dome of St Martin in Bratislava and teacher at the Local Music School
1921 – 1952
conductor and director of the Kirchenmusikverein zu St. Martin music society in Bratislava

“The determining factor in Albrecht's musical composition development was as a current reaction to the new formed aesthetic criteria. His mental (thought) horizon encompassed pan-European context, thanks to which he was able to accept a wide range of stimuli. He diversified himself from the general rule of the Romantic idiom, which he teamed up with current trends, adding his own stamp of personality to it.

In his early years (until 1925) Albrecht's work was based on the German romantic tradition, especially Brahms. From his contemporaries he was close to Reger, but sometimes he also used elements of impressionism and expressionism. He was a strong synthesizer: messages from the past he confronted with the present; the classic texture of his compositions was balanced with a new way of music display. Even on a small scale in Albrecht's work we can recognize his individual compositional methods where variatoins play a major role.

Chamber music represents the major area of Albrecht's work (Piano Quintet, String Quintet D Major, Three Poems Of The Cycle Das Marienleben and others). The development of his musical language can be observed also in his extensive songs, which have points in common with romantic song works (Schubert, Schumann), but used harmonic progressions and application of modern elements exceeding the boundaries of romanticism (Rosenzeit, A szépség himnusz and others). In the years 1925 – 1945 Albrecht was using rich counterpoint work, courageous harmonic progressions (oscillation of seventh and ninth chords over the bass line), and he was leaning toward atonality and ideals of New Objectivity (Sonatina for 11 instruments, Tobias Wunderlich, Cantate Dominum and others). In the years 1946 – 1957 his music language simplified, combining elements of neoclassicism and folklorisms. Works as Variations, „Šuhajko“ and Concertant Suite for viola and piano were created by the transformation of elements of Slovak folklore connecting with his own individual technique. In the last period of his life the author was processing, transcribing and reviewing his own older works (Christmas, Six Pieces for string trio) and composing music-didactic literature.

Albrecht was a personality with extensive knowledge in the field of philosophy, art history and literature and law. He approached the human mind with sincere admiration and respect and had a positive attitude towards progress and nature, which served him as a constant source of inspiration. It is valuable to view Albrect's poetics, as he offered his rich literary and essayistic activity partly by publishing in newspapers or within radio broadcasting.”

 

(ŠEBESTOVÁ, Astrid: Alexander Albrecht. In: 100 slovenských skladateľov. Ed. Marián Jurík, Peter Zagar, Bratislava: Národné hudobné centrum, 1998, p. 13.)

Works

  • symphony orchestra
  • Suite for Large Orchestra

    (after the Suite for Piano adapted by Ladislav Holoubek)
    25'
    SCORING: orch: 3fl (1flp), 3ob (1ci), 3cl (1clb), 2fg, 4cr, 3tr, 3tn, tu, tp, bat, ar, pf, archi
  • Scherzo (Humoresque)

    for orchestra
    1907 SCORING: orch
  • Dornröschen (Sleeping Beauty) Op. 26

    Symphonic poem for large orchestra
    1919–1921 SCORING: orch/pf4m
  • Longings and Reminiscences (Tobias Wunderlich)

    symphonic poem
    1935 SCORING: orch
  • Humoresque "A Trip in Rain and a Thunderstorm"

    1949 SCORING: orch
  • Das Märchenteufelchen (A Little Devil in a Fairy-Tale)

    1956 SCORING: orch
  • chamber orchestra
  • Scherzo

    for chamber orchestra
    1949 SCORING: archi/2vn, vl, vc
  • Menuet for Two String Orchestras

    (from the Sonatina for 11 instruments)
    1956 SCORING: archi
  • solo voice(s) and orchestra
  • Ex voto

    1939 PUBLISHER: Tischer und Jagenberg
    SCORING: 3vf, orch; 3v; v, org
  • Ballade (Ballad)

    1956 TEXT: A. Messer
    SCORING: v, orch
  • solo voice(s), choir, and orchestra
  • Chronos und die Jugend

    cantata for solo voice, mixed choir and string orchestra
    around 189? SCORING: v, CM, archi
  • Three Poems after R. M. Rilke's Das Marienleben

    for soprano solo, mixed choir and orchestra
    1928 TEXT: R. M. Rilke
    PUBLISHER: Tischer und Jagenberg
    SCORING: s, CM, orch (org)
  • choir and orchestra
  • Missa in C

    1903 SCORING: CM, org, archi
  • Cantate Domino

    1939 PUBLISHER: Tischer und Jagenberg
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Dolorosa

    for choir and orchestra
    1947 SCORING: CM, orch: ob, ci, 2cl, 2fg, cfg, 3cr, org, archi
  • Swain

    folk cantata for mixed choir and orchestra
    1950 TEXT: folk.
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • one solo instrument with orchestra
  • Symphonic Variations

    for trumpet and orchestra
    1946 SCORING: tr, orch
  • solo instrument
  • Meditation on Bertini's Etude X and XI

    for violin
    around 189? SCORING: vn
  • Das Märchenteufelchen (A Little Devil in a Fairy-Tale)

    1950 1950, rev. 1952
    PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: vc/vl
  • Triptychon

    1957 SCORING: org/pf4m (vn, vl, vc ako Triptych)
  • piano or piano four hands
  • Fantázia

    for piano
    around 189? SCORING: pf
  • In den Bittagen

    for piano duet
    around 189? SCORING: pf4m
  • Liedchen

    for piano duet
    around 189? SCORING: pf4m
  • Serenade

    for piano
    around 189? SCORING: pf
  • Sonatina

    for piano
    around 189? SCORING: pf
  • Ungarische Tänze

    for piano duet
    around 189? SCORING: pf4m
  • Scherzo F dur

    for piano duet
    1899 PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: pf4m
  • Andante con moto

    around 190? SCORING: pf
  • Good Bye

    around 190? SCORING: pf
  • Menuet

    for piano
    around 190? SCORING: pf
  • Onczy, Scherzo in F Minor

    for piano
    around 190? SCORING: pf
  • Quintet

    for piano duet
    around 190? SCORING: pf/pf4m
  • Scherzo in D Major

    for piano duet
    around 190? SCORING: pf4m
  • Scherzo in F Sharp Major

    for piano
    around 190? SCORING: pf
  • The Night

    around 190? SCORING: pf
  • Memy

    for piano
    1905 SCORING: pf/pf4m
  • Sonata in F major

    for piano
    1905 PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: pf
  • Scherzo (Humoresque)

    for piano duet
    1907 SCORING: pf4m
  • Aphorisms

    for piano
    1910 SCORING: pf
  • Fragments of Inventions

    1910 SCORING: pf
  • Launen

    for piano duet
    1912 SCORING: pf4m
  • Neujahrsgruss

    for piano
    1912 SCORING: pf
  • Lullaby

    for piano
    around 192? SCORING: pf
  • Good Night

    1924 SCORING: pf
  • Suite

    for piano
    1924 SCORING: pf
  • Sonatina for Two Pianos

    (adaptation of Sonatina for 11 Instruments)
    1926 21'
    SCORING: 2pf
  • Fighter

    1946 SCORING: pf
  • Capriccio

    1956 PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: pf
  • organ
  • Andante con moto Op. 22

    1922 PUBLISHER: Hofmusikverlag, Tischer und Jagenberg, SVKL
    SCORING: org
  • Three Pieces for Organ

    1949 SCORING: org
  • two instruments
  • Variations

    for trumpet and piano
    1945–1946 15' 24''
    PUBLISHER: Panton
    SCORING: tr, pf
  • Prelude and Fugue

    for viola and cello
    1950 SCORING: vl, vc
  • The Night

    Nocturno for cello and piano
    1950 2' 30''
    SCORING: vc, pf
  • Concertant Suite

    for viola and piano
    1952 20' 30''
    SCORING: vl, pf
  • Scherzo

    for viola and piano
    1957 SCORING: vl, pf
  • Scherzo

    for violin and viola
    1957 SCORING: vn, vl
  • Three Pieces for Viola and PIano

    (transcriptions of the songs Der Verdammte, Reue, Heimkehr)
    1957 SCORING: vl, pf
  • two pianos
  • Humoresque "A Trip in Rain and a Thunderstorm"

    1949 SCORING: 2pf
  • three instruments
  • String Trio

    around 189? SCORING: vn, vl, vc
  • Piano Trio in F Minor

    1907 SCORING: vn, vc, pf
  • Trio

    for two violins and viola
    1943 PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: 2vn, vl
  • Six Little Pieces for String Trio

    1957 SCORING: vn, vl, vc
  • Three Canons for Strings

    1957 SCORING: vn, vl, vc
  • Andante amoroso

    1958 SCORING: vn, vl, vc
  • string quartet
  • String Quartet in D Major Op. 19d

    1918 22'
    PUBLISHER: Tischer und Jagenberg Köln
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • Scherzo

    (version of Scherzo for string orchestra)
    1949 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • Christmas (Christmas Quartet)

    1956 PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • five instruments
  • Song

    around 189? SCORING: 3vn, vl, vc
  • String Quintet

    1907–1908 SCORING: 2vn, 2vl, vc
  • Piano Quintet Op. 6

    1913 45'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc, pf
  • Quintetto frammento

    1929 PUBLISHER: Panton Bratislava
    SCORING: fl, ob, cl, fg, pf
  • Sonatina for Piano Quintet

    (adaptation of Sonatina for 11 Instruments)
    1956 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc, pf
  • 10 to 15 instruments
  • Sonatina for 11 Instruments

    1925 28'
    PUBLISHER: Štátne hudobné vydavateľstvo
    SCORING: fl, ob, cl, fg, 2cr, 2vn, vl, vc, cb
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  • vocal-instrumental chamber works
  • Ave Maria

    around 189? SCORING: v, org
  • The Damned

    (instrumentation Ivan Buffa)
    1909 1909, rev. 2011
    TEXT: Reinhard Volker
    SCORING: s, ens
  • In der Winternacht

    (instrumentation Ivan Buffa)
    1910 1910, rev. 2011
    TEXT: Reinhard Volker
    SCORING: s, ens
  • Mein Herz (My Heart)

    (instrumentation Ivan Buffa)
    1910 1910, rev. 2011
    TEXT: Hermann Hesse
    SCORING: v, ens
  • Reue

    (instrumentation Ivan Buffa)
    1910 1910, rev. 2011
    TEXT: P. Natteroth
    SCORING: v, ens
  • Esik, esik

    Duo for tenor, baritone and two pianos (piano four hands)
    1932 TEXT: Sándor Petőfi
    PUBLISHER: Tischer und Jagenberg, Wunderhorn Verlag, Köln–Bayenthal
    SCORING: t, br, 2pf/pf4m
  • Cemetery Grass

    (instrumentation Ivan Buffa)
    1934 1934, rev. 2011
    TEXT: anonym, Wiener Journal
    SCORING: v, ens
  • Two Arias

    for soprano and organ
    1945 SCORING: s, org
  • solo voice(s) with piano accompaniment
  • A Little Song

    around 189? SCORING: s, pf
  • Fisher

    around 189? SCORING: s, pf
  • Lullaby

    for soprano and piano
    around 189? SCORING: s, pf
  • The Flower

    around 189? SCORING: s, pf
  • Time of Love

    around 189? SCORING: 2s, pf
  • Joy of Spring

    around 190? SCORING: s, pf
  • Leise zieht durch mein Gemüth

    around 190? SCORING: v, pf
  • Verschwunden bist Du

    around 190? TEXT: R. Klatt
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Stretnutie

    1903 TEXT: Heinrich Heine
    SCORING: v, pf
  • To a Little Girl

    1903 TEXT: R. Klatt
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Volanie

    1904 TEXT: Heinrich Heine
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Esküvő (Wedding)

    1904 TEXT: Imre Farkas
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Man nötigte lachend sie zum Klavier

    1904 TEXT: E. Wondrich
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Unter der Linde

    1904 SCORING: v, pf
  • Uralte Nacht

    1904 TEXT: Heinrich Heine
    SCORING: v, pf
    Audio icon
  • Verlange nicht

    1904 SCORING: v, pf
  • At You

    1905 TEXT: R. Klatt
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Heimkehr (Return)

    1909 TEXT: Reinhard Volker
    PUBLISHER: Panton
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Rosenzeit (The Time of Roses)

    1909 TEXT: A. Roderich
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: v, pf
  • The Damned (The Doomed)

    1909 TEXT: Reinhard Volker
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Wiegenliedchen

    1909 SCORING: v, pf
  • Slečinka

    1910 SCORING: v, pf
  • Biography

    1910 SCORING: br, pf
  • In der Winternacht

    for soprano and piano
    1910 TEXT: Reinhard Volker
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Kisleány a galambja sírjánál (A Girl at her Pigeon's Grave)

    1910 TEXT: Elzike Gálffy
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Mein Herz

    for soprano and piano
    1910 TEXT: Hermann Hesse
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Reue

    for soprano and piano
    1910 TEXT: P. Natteroth
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Rosen am Fenster

    1910 TEXT: Gross
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Lenz (Spring)

    1912 TEXT: A. Messer
    SCORING: v, pf4m
  • Piety

    1917 TEXT: R. M. Rilke
    SCORING: s, pf/orch
  • Az éj (The Night) Op. 23

    ballad
    1922 TEXT: S. Petöfi
    PUBLISHER: Tischer und Jagenberg
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Antwort

    for soprano and piano
    1934 TEXT: Klára Kadosová
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Cemetery Grass

    1934 TEXT: anonym, Wiener Journal
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Natur

    for soprano and piano
    1934 TEXT: Klára Kadosová
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Zipser Lieder

    1934 TEXT: folk.
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Night Op. 23

    song for middle voice and piano; transcription of song Az éj
    1950 TEXT: Sándor Petőfi
    SCORING: v, pf
  • solo voice(s)
  • Pesnička

    1912 TEXT: Lina Sommer
    SCORING: 2vf
  • suitable for schools
  • Twelve Little Pieces

    1952 PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: pf
  • Eleven Little Instructive Compositions

    for three-four violin in first position
    1953 PUBLISHER: Štátne hudobné vydavateľstvo, Opus
    SCORING: 3vn/4vn
  • Slovak Quartetino

    1956 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • Little Piano Pieces for Youth

    1957 PUBLISHER: Panton Bratislava–Praha
    SCORING: pf
  • Ten Little Pieces for students' orchestra

    1957 SCORING: orch
  • To Little Artists

    1957 TEXT: J. Krasko
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: pf4m (2vn, vl, vc; orch)
  • folklore adaptations
  • Eight Hungarian Folk Songs

    1941 SCORING: CM
  • Three Slovak Folk Songs

    1948 SCORING: CM
  • Little Quartet of Folk Songs

    1949 SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • Eight Hungarian Folk Songs

    1950 PUBLISHER: Státní hudební vydavatelství
    SCORING: CB/CF
  • Oh Oak Trees, Oak Trees

    1953 TEXT: folk.
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: CM/CMa
  • choral
  • Detská pieseň

    1939 SCORING: CF/CB; v, vl, org
  • mixed choir
  • Song

    1915 TEXT: H. Wildesinn
    SCORING: CM
  • Christmas Songs

    1939 TEXT: folk.
    SCORING: CM
  • A Hope Is Shining to Us

    march
    1952 TEXT: R. Fábry
    SCORING: CM
  • Greeting to Big Earth

    1952 TEXT: J. Brezina
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: CM
  • Jubilee USSR

    1952 TEXT: F. Kráľ
    SCORING: CM/CMa
  • Our Beautiful May

    march
    1952 TEXT: O. Kaušitz, V. Erben
    SCORING: CM
  • male choir
  • Schlaf, müde Seele

    1933 TEXT: C. Flaischlen
    SCORING: CMa
  • children's choir
  • Duets for Children Choirs

    1939–1940 SCORING: CB
  • choir with instruments
  • Ave Maria

    1922 PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: CM, org/orch
  • Alleluia

    1947 SCORING: CM, org/orch
  • choir with piano
  • A szépség himnusza

    1914 TEXT: R. Thákur
    SCORING: CM, pf
  • music for radio
  • Viktor Egri: Spev nad ruinami

    1955

Bibliography

  • Books
  • BAKIČOVÁ, Veronika: Cirkevný hudobný spolok pri Dóme sv. Martina v Bratislave a Alexander Albrecht
    2013 Music Forum, Bratislava 2013
  • KLINDA, Ferdinand: Alexander Albrecht
    1959 Slovak Publisher of Nice Literature, Bratislava 1959
  • Studies (Book Chapters, Dictionary Entries, Scholarly Articles)
  • DAS LEHOTSKÁ, Miriam: Pozostalosť rodiny Albrechtovcov v SNM-Hudobnom múzeu
    2015 Malé osobnosti veľkých dejín – veľké osobnosti malých dejín : Príspevky k hudobnej regionalistike, Slovak Musicological Association, Slovak National Museum – Music Museum, Bratislava 2015, p. 158–172
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský a Alexander Albrecht – prehliadaní tvorcovia a ich osudy
    2008 Hudobný život year 40, 2008, no. 12, p. 19–21
  • ALBRECHT, Ján: Alexander Albrecht – osud a pozadie jeho tvorby
    1988 Hudobný život year 20, 1988, no. 18, p. 10–11
  • ČÍŽIK, Vladimír: Albrecht Alexander
    1986 Slovenskí dirigenti a zbormajstri, Opus, Bratislava 1986, p. 53–57
  • SUCHOŇ, Eugen: Úvahy o jubilantovi
    1985 Hudobný život year 17, 1985, no. 17, p. 3
  • BURLAS, Ladislav: Slovenská hudobná moderna
    1983 Obzor, Bratislava 1983, p. 48–54
  • BURLAS, Ladislav: Alexander Albrecht [heslo]
    1980 The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume One, MacMillan, London 1980, p. 222
  • Alexander Albrecht [heslo]
    1963 Československý hudební slovník, State Music Publisher, Praha 1963, p. 23
  • KLINDA, Ferdinand: Nad dielom Alexandra Albrechta
    1958 Slovenská hudba year 2, 1958, no. 9, p. 384–386
  • ZAVARSKÝ, Ernest: Súčasná slovenská hudba
    1947 Závodský, Bratislava 1947, p. 101–102, 122
  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • KOLÁŘ, Robert: Quasars rekapitulačne
    2018 Hudobný život year 50, 2018, no. 6, p. 2
  • TICHÝ, Stanislav: BHS 2017
    Octet Singers a ŠKO
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 11, p. 12–13
  • TURÁK, František: Epoché / Nová slovenská hudba
    Klavírna sonáta na Slovensku
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 12, p. 8
  • KOLÁŘ, Robert: Albrechtina
    Klavírna suita na štyri spôsoby
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 11, p. 4–5
  • LENNER, Eduard: Albrechtina
    Impozantný suitový večer
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 11, p. 4
  • KOLÁŘ, Robert: Albrechtina: klavírne kvintetá bratislavských spolužiakov
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 7-8, p. 2
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Bratislavské hudobné slávnosti 2015
    Radosť z komorného muzicírovania
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 11, p. 10
  • KOLÁŘ, Robert: Albrechtovský violový večer
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 11, p. 4
  • BERGER, Igor: Na podporu Domu Albrechtovcov
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 6, p. 3
  • BLAHO, Vladimír: Vedia to i ono
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 3, p. 4
  • KOLÁŘ, Robert: Poéma (bez) extázy
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 3, p. 2
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Bratislavské hudobné slávnosti 2014
    Dva cenné príspevky k rekonštrukcii historickej pamäte
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 11, p. 6–8
  • BUBNÁŠ, Juraj: Arnold Schönberg, Alexander Albrecht, Paul Hindemith [recenzia CD]
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 7-8, p. 55
  • ALEXANDER, Juraj: Albrechtina
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 1-2, p. 5
  • (LB): Jak to sie robi po słowacku [recenzia CD]
    2013 Presto 2013, no. 6
  • PUŠKÁŠOVÁ, Melánia: Pocta Alexandrovi Albrechtovi
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 5, p. 4
  • ŠIŠKOVÁ, Ingeborg: Nedeľné matiné v Mirbachovom paláci
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 4, p. 11
  • BUBNÁŠ, Juraj: Koncert Quasars Ensemble
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 4, p. 10
  • BUBNÁŠ, Juraj: Bratislavské hudobné slávnosti
    Pierot na scéne
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 12, p. 11
  • KATINA, Peter: Quasars Ensemble & Košice
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 12, p. 7
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Konvergencie
    Hold hodnotám
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 11, p. 8
  • MOJŽIŠOVÁ, Michaela: Albrechtina
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 10, p. 2
  • BUBNÁŠ, Juraj: Cyklus komorných koncertov "Premiéry"
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 1–2, p. 3
  • KOLÁŘ, Robert: Quasars Ensemble : C. Debussy, G. Mahler, A. Albrecht, F. Poulenc [recenzia CD]
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 1–2, p. 51–52
  • PROCHÁC, Eugen: Námesačný Pierot uchvátil v prieniku deklamácie a spevu
    2012 Pravda 2012, no. 227 (2. 10.), p. 38
  • PUŠKÁŠOVÁ, Melánia: Albrechtina
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 7–8, p. 8–9
  • MARTON, Ivan: Albrechtina
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 7–8, p. 8
  • KATINA, Peter: Quasars Ensemble & Košice
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 12, p. 11
  • PUŠKÁŠOVÁ, Melánia: Albrechtina
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 12, p. 9
  • MARTON, Ivan: Albrechtina
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 11, p. 6
  • ŠIŠKOVÁ, Ingeborg: Alexander Albrecht: Túžby a spomienky [recenzia knihy]
    2009 Hudobný život year 41, 2009, no. 7–8, p. 57–59
  • URSÍNYOVÁ, Terézia: Alexander Albrecht: Túžby a spomienky. Úvahy a retrospektívne pohľady skladateľa [recenzia knihy]
    2009 Knižná revue 2009, no. 10, p. 11
  • ŠUBA, Andrej: Starí páni
    2008 Týždeň 2008, no. 39, p. 66–67
  • PARÍK, Ivan: Spomienka na Alexandra Albrechta
    1988 Hudobný život year 20, 1988, no. 18, p. 10
  • KLINDA, Ferdinand: Aktuálnosť odkazu A. Albrechta
    1985 Hudobný život year 17, 1985, no. 17, p. 3
  • MICHALKOVÁ, Ľudmila: Hodnoty sa nestrácajú. K 100. výročiu narodenia Alexandra Albrechta
    1985 Hudobný život year 17, 1985, no. 17, p. 1
  • ALBRECHT, Ján: Život a dielo A. Albrechta očami syna
    1985 Hudobný život year 17, 1985, no. 17, p. 8
  • DOHNÁNYI, L.: Dirigentská a pedagogická činnosť A. Albrechta
    1985 Hudobný život year 17, 1985, no. 17, p. 4
  • ALBRECHT, Ján: Spomienky na otca
    1975 Hudobný život year 7, 1975, no. 17–18, p. 8
  • Analyses of Works
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Alexander Albrecht: Tri básne na Rilkeho Marienleben pre soprán, zbor a orchester
    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. 118–124
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Alexander Albrecht: Sonatína pre 11 nástrojov
    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. 114–118
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Alexander Albrecht: Suita 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. 110–114
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Alexander Albrecht: Klavírne kvinteto
    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. 45–50
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Alexander Albrecht: Tri básne z cyklu Marienleben R. M. Rilkeho
    1999 Hudobný život year 26, 1999, no. 4, p. 13–16
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Alexander Albrecht: Sonatína pre 11 nástrojov
    1998 Hudobný život year 25, 1998, no. 12, p. 7
  • Personal bibliography
  • Myšlienky (výber)
    2008 Hudobný život 2008, no. 8, p. 16 – 17
  • Desires and Memories
    2008 Music Centre Slovakia, Bratislava 2008
    (ed. Vladimír Godár)
  • Ave Maria
    1997 Music Fund, Bratislava 1997
  • Vianočné kvarteto
    1992 Opus, Bratislava 1992
  • 11 drobných skladieb pre 3-4 huslí
    1978 Opus, Bratislava 1978
  • Jedenásť drobných skladieb pre 3-4 huslí
    1978 1978
  • 12 klavírnych skladbičiek
    1971 Opus 1971
  • Kvinteto (fragment) pre flautu, hoboj, klarinet, fagot a klavír
    1970 Panton, Bratislava 1970
  • Malým umelcom : drobné štvorručné skladby pre klavír
    1961 State Music Publisher, Praha Bratislava 1961
  • Piesne slovenských skladateľov
    1958 Bratislava 1958
  • Zo spomienok na Bélu Bartóka
    1957 Slovenská hudba 1957, no. 1, p. 21–25
  • 11 drobných inštruktívnych skladieb pre 3-4 husieľ
    1954 Bratislava 1954
  • [upr. Alexander Albrecht]: Osem slovenských ľudových piesní : pre detský (ženský) sbor
    1950 Bratislava 1950
  • Osem slovenských ľudových piesní pre detský (ženský) sbor
    1950 Bratislava 1950
  • Die Niedere Tatra
    14. 8. 1938 Grenzbote 14. 8. 1938

Discography

  • Photo: Néo-Classicisme NÉO-CLASSICISME
    2015 CD – Hevhetia HV 0095-2-331
    1. Alfredo Casella: Pupazzetti Op. 27c
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    2. Heitor Villa-Lobos: Chôros No. 7
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    3. Georges Auric: Malborough s’en va-t-en guerre
      Quasars Ensemble
    4. Bohuslav Martinů: La Revue de Cuisine H. 161
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    5. Alexander Albrecht: Quintetto frammento
      Quasars Ensemble
    6. Alexander Moyzes: Divertimento op. 11
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    7. Alexandre Tansman: Septet
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Photo: AVE MARIA et alia opera musica sacra AVE MARIA ET ALIA OPERA MUSICA SACRA
    2013 CD – Music Forum 2306-001-2
    1. Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský: Diffusa est gratia
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Marek Vrábel (org)
    2. Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský: Sacred Songs from Cantus Catholici
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Marek Vrábel (org)
    3. Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský: Prayers and Songs Op. 39 – Lord's Prayer
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Marek Vrábel (org)
    4. Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský: Ave Maria
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Marek Vrábel (org)
    5. Ján Levoslav Bella: Ad te Domine levavi
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Marek Vrábel (org)
    6. Ján Levoslav Bella: Saul und David Op. 7
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Marek Vrábel (org)
    7. Ján Levoslav Bella: Ave Maria
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Marek Vrábel (org)
    8. Alexander Albrecht: Ave Maria
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Marek Vrábel (org)
    9. Viliam Figuš-Bystrý: 6 ofertórií op. 88
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Marek Vrábel (org)
    10. Viliam Figuš-Bystrý: Dve Ave Maria op. 94
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Juraj Tomka (vn), Marek Vrábel (org)
    11. Ladislav Stanček: Old Church Slavonic Lord's Prayer, Op. 26
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Marek Vrábel (org)
    12. Ladislav Stanček: Ave Maria
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Juraj Tomka (vn), Marek Vrábel (org)
    13. Frico Kafenda: Ave Maria
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Marek Vrábel (org)
    14. Štefan Németh-Šamorínsky: Missa brevis No. 1 in F major
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Marek Vrábel (org)
    15. Štefan Németh-Šamorínsky: Missa brevis No. 3 in G minor, Op. 22
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Marek Vrábel (org)
    16. Štefan Németh-Šamorínsky: Ave Maria No. 1
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Marek Vrábel (org)
    17. Ján Móry: Ave Maria, op. 13
      Tomáš Šelc (bbr), Marek Vrábel (org)
  • Photo: Quasars Ensemble – Arnold Schönberg, Alexander Albrecht, Paul Hindemith QUASARS ENSEMBLE – ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG, ALEXANDER ALBRECHT, PAUL HINDEMITH
    2013 CD – Hevhetia HV 0069-2-331
    1. Arnold Schönberg: Kammersymphonie Nr. 1 E-dur, op. 9
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    2. Alexander Albrecht: Sonatina for 11 Instruments
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    3. Paul Hindemith: Kammermusik Nr. 1, op. 24
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Photo: Alexander Albrecht: Biographie ALEXANDER ALBRECHT: BIOGRAPHIE
    2012 CD – Pavian Records PM0060-2
    1. Alexander Albrecht: Good Bye
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
    2. Alexander Albrecht: Joy of Spring
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
    3. Alexander Albrecht: Uralte Nacht
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
    4. Alexander Albrecht: Esküvő (Wedding)
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
    5. Alexander Albrecht: Verlange nicht
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
    6. Alexander Albrecht: Leise zieht durch mein Gemüth
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
    7. Alexander Albrecht: Unter der Linde
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
    8. Alexander Albrecht: To a Little Girl
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
    9. Alexander Albrecht: Verschwunden bist Du
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
    10. Alexander Albrecht: At You
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
    11. Alexander Albrecht: Man nötigte lachend sie zum Klavier
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
    12. Alexander Albrecht: Wiegenliedchen
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
    13. Alexander Albrecht: Rosenzeit (The Time of Roses)
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
    14. Alexander Albrecht: Rosen am Fenster
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
    15. Alexander Albrecht: Heimkehr (Return)
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
    16. Alexander Albrecht: The Damned (The Doomed)
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
    17. Alexander Albrecht: Kisleány a galambja sírjánál (A Girl at her Pigeon's Grave)
      Tomáš Šelc (br), Dana Hajóssy (pf)
  • Photo: Those Days in Bratislava THOSE DAYS IN BRATISLAVA
    2012 CD – Discant DK0146-2131
    1. Ernő Dohnányi: Sonata in B flat major for Cello and Piano Op. 8
      Ján Slávik (vc), Daniela Varínska (pf)
    2. Franz Liszt: La lugubre gondola
      Ján Slávik (vc), Daniela Varínska (pf)
    3. Ján Levoslav Bella: Serenade
      Ján Slávik (vc), Daniela Varínska (pf)
    4. Alexander Albrecht: The Night
      Ján Slávik (vc), Daniela Varínska (pf)
    5. Zoltán Kodály: Adagio for Cello and Piano
      Ján Slávik (vc), Daniela Varínska (pf)
    6. Jenő Hubay: Maggiolata for Cello and Piano Op. 15/2
      Ján Slávik (vc), Daniela Varínska (pf)
    7. Franz Schmidt: Three Little Fantasy Pieces on Hungarian National Melodies
      Ján Slávik (vc), Daniela Varínska (pf)
  • Photo: Quasars Ensemble: Debussy, Mahler, Albrecht, Poulenc QUASARS ENSEMBLE: DEBUSSY, MAHLER, ALBRECHT, POULENC
    2011 CD – Hevhetia HV 0057-2-331
    1. Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (arr. A. Schönger, B. Sachs)
      Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    2. Gustav Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (arr. A. Schönberg)
      Petra Noskaiová (ms), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    3. Alexander Albrecht: Reue
      Petra Noskaiová (ms), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    4. Alexander Albrecht: In der Winternacht
      Petra Noskaiová (ms), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    5. Alexander Albrecht: Mein Herz (My Heart)
      Petra Noskaiová (ms), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    6. Alexander Albrecht: Cemetery Grass
      Petra Noskaiová (ms), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    7. Alexander Albrecht: Lenz (Spring)
      Petra Noskaiová (ms), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    8. Francis Poulenc: Rapsodie nègre Op. 1
      Petra Noskaiová (ms), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Photo: Slovak Philharmonic Choir SLOVAK PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
    2006 CD – Slovak Philharmonic SLF 0013-2-031
    1. Gioacchino Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Blanka Juhaňáková (dir.), Henrieta Lednárová (s), Jana Kurucová (a), Otokar Klein (t), Peter Mikuláš (b), Marian Lapšanský (pf), Eva Salayová (pf), Anna Predmerská-Zúriková (harm)
    2. Alexander Albrecht: Ave Maria
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Blanka Juhaňáková (dir.), Stanislav Šurin (org)
    3. Ivan Hrušovský: Cantate Domino
      Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Blanka Juhaňáková (dir.)
    4. Zdeněk Lukáš:
      Stanislav Mucha (vn), Eva Salayová (pf), Blanka Juhaňáková (dir.), Slovak Philharmonic Choir
  • Photo: Slovak Cello Music SLOVAK CELLO MUSIC
    2003 CD – Discant DK-0069-2131
    1. Vladimír Godár: O Crux
      Ján Slávik (vc)
    2. Ilja Zeljenka: Prolog ed allegro
      Branislav Dugovič (cl), Ján Slávik (vc)
    3. Anton Steinecker: Preludium
      Ján Slávik (vc)
    4. Alexander Albrecht: Das Märchenteufelchen (A Little Devil in a Fairy-Tale)
      Ján Slávik (vc)
    5. Mirko Krajči: ...and to Dust You Shall Return
      Ján Slávik (vc)
    6. Ladislav Kupkovič: Suite in D Major
      Ján Slávik (vc), Jozef Podhoranský (vc)
    7. Jevgenij Iršai: Seguidilla
      Ján Slávik (vc)
    8. Jozef Kolkovič: Time and Distance
      Ján Slávik (vc)
  • Photo:
    1996 CD – MUSICA 790025-2
    1. Alexander Albrecht: Piano Quintet Op. 6
      Daniela Varínska (pf), Moyzes Quartet
    2. Alexander Albrecht: Variations
      Juraj Bartoš (tr), Daniela Varínska (pf)
    3. Alexander Albrecht: String Quartet in D Major Op. 19d
      Moyzes Quartet
    4. Alexander Albrecht: Three Poems after R. M. Rilke's Das Marienleben
      Magdaléna Hajóssyová (s), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Slovak Philharmonic, Ľudovít Rajter (dir.)
    5. Alexander Albrecht: String Trio
      Boris Monoszon (vn), Alojz Nemec (vn), Milan Telecký (vl)
  • Photo: Alexander Albrecht : Aus seinem Klavierwerk ALEXANDER ALBRECHT : AUS SEINEM KLAVIERWERK
    1996 CD – MUSICA 790021-2
    1. Alexander Albrecht: Suite
      Daniela Varínska (pf)
    2. Alexander Albrecht: Sonata in F major
      Daniela Varínska (pf)
    3. Alexander Albrecht: Sonatina for Two Pianos
      Daniela Varínska (pf), Valéria Kelly (pf)
    4. Alexander Albrecht: Humoresque "A Trip in Rain and a Thunderstorm"
      Daniela Varínska (pf), Valéria Kelly (pf)
  • 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: 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: Sonatina for 11 Instruments – Sonatina giocosa – Simple ouverture SONATINA FOR 11 INSTRUMENTS – SONATINA GIOCOSA – SIMPLE OUVERTURE
    1966 LP – Supraphon SV 8328
    1. Alexander Albrecht: Sonatina for 11 Instruments
      Ladislav Slovák (dir.), Slovak Philharmonic
    2. Dušan Martinček: Simple overture
      Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
    3. Alexander Moyzes: Sonatina giocosa Op. 57
      Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Bohdan Warchal (umv.)

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Alexander Albrecht: Three Pieces for Viola and PIano
    (transcriptions of the songs Der Verdammte, Reue, Heimkehr)
    13 Oct
    2015
    First performances in Slovakia
    Pálffy Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Veronika Kubešová (vl), Maroš Klátik (pf)
  • Alexander Albrecht: Ballade (Ballad)
    7 Nov
    2008
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Large concert hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Eva Šušková (s), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Alexander Albrecht: Sonatina for 11 Instruments
    24 Mar
    1926
    First performances in Slovakia
    Government Building, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Aktardžiev Quartet, members of the amateur Slovak Philharmony
  • Alexander Albrecht: String Quartet in D Major Op. 19d
    22 Apr
    1922
    First performances in Slovakia
    Vienna, AT
    PERFORMERS: Fitzner Quartet
  • Alexander Albrecht: String Quartet in D Major Op. 19d
    30 Apr
    1920
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Fitzner Quartet
  • Alexander Albrecht: A szépség himnusza
    2 May
    1914
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Alexander Albrecht (dir.)

Gallery

  • Photo: Štefan Németh-Šamorínsky, Béla Bartók, Alexander Albrecht 1932 Štefan Németh-Šamorínsky, Béla Bartók, Alexander Albrecht

    Source: Music Centre Slovakia archive
  • Photo: Alexander Albrecht Alexander Albrecht

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia

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