Personality profile

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Ivan Valenta

28 Nov 1940 Bratislava

classical music
composition

Bio

Bio

1954 – 1959
he studied accordion playing at the Higher School of Music for Education of Music School Teachers in Bratislava (later the pedagogical branch of the Conservatory)
1957 – 1963
a concert accordion player, art manager and the Bratislava accordion trio, assistent to a conductor, répétiteur and soloist of the Railway Art Ensemble, at the same time, a district methodist of amateur ensembles and schoolmaster
1959 – 1969
a teacher of music at various schools (Bratislava, Žiar nad Hronom, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Stará Turá), schoolmaster and choirmaster of amateur choir
1967 – 1969
external studies of accordion playing at the Bratislava Conservatory
1969 – 1974
Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (music theory)
since 1979
an editor of the Publishing House of the Music Fund
1990 – 1995
an external pedagogue at the Bratislava Conservatory (theoretical subjects) and the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (theoretical subjects, sacral music)

Works

  • orchestral works
  • Sunday Music

    choral prelúdes and variations for string orchestra
    2010 SCORING: archi
  • chamber orchestra
  • Music for Strings

    in memory of Igor Garvanský, with quotation from his unfinished Op. 4
    2007 10' 30
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: archi
  • vocal-instrumental orchestral works
  • Miro Bázlik: Canticum Jeremiae

    Slovak version, for soprano, bassbaritone, mixed choir and string orchestra
    2009 21'
    SCORING: s, bbr, CM, vn, archi
  • solo voice(s), choir, and orchestra
  • Hommage à Jan Hus

    for tenor solo, mixed choir and chamber orchestra
    2015 14'
    SCORING: t, CM, ens
  • choir and orchestra
  • Hľadanie pravdy

    1985 SCORING: CM, archi
  • Cantata da chiesa

    2009 16'30"
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • one solo instrument with orchestra
  • Sunday Music

    for string orchestra and cembalo
    2008 16'20"
    SCORING: archi, cmb
  • solo instrument
  • Choral Prelude "Morning Shine"

    1999 SCORING: keyb
  • Violenie I., II.

    for viola
    2006 18' 20"
    SCORING: vl
  • Suite for Igor

    2008 10'20"
    SCORING: ac/2ac
  • "Celenie"

    8 little preludes and variations for cello solo
    2009 24'
    SCORING: vc
  • piano or piano four hands
  • Toccata Variations

    for piano
    2006 2' 53''
    PUBLISHER: Slovak Music Bridge
    SCORING: pf
  • Suite for Igor

    for piano duet
    2008 10' 20''
    SCORING: pf4m
  • Sunday Music

    for piano duet
    2008 15' 40''
    SCORING: pf4m
  • organ
  • Sunday Music

    choral preludes and viariations (version for organ)
    2008 16'10"
    SCORING: org
  • Small Choral Preludes

    2012–2013 SCORING: org
  • two instruments
  • Suite for Igor

    2008 10'20"
    SCORING: vn/fl/ob/cl, pf
  • piano trio
  • Suite for Igor

    for piano trio
    2007 10'20
    SCORING: vn, vc, pf
  • Sunday Music

    for violin, cello and piano
    2008 15'40"
    SCORING: vn, vc, pf
  • string quartet
  • Music for String Quartet

    2007 PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • wind quintet
  • Hommage à Igor

    for wind quintet
    2008 11'40"
    SCORING: fl, ob, cl, fg, cr
  • eight instruments
  • Áronovské požehnanie

    1955 TEXT: bibl.
    SCORING: b, fl, cr, ar, org, vn, vl, vc
  • vocal-instrumental chamber works
  • In the Temple of Kraľovany

    Two songs for baritone and organ on the lyrics by Jozef Trtol
    2013 9'
    TEXT: Jozef Trtol
    SCORING: br, org
  • solo voice(s) with piano accompaniment
  • Keby ste podali pohár vody…

    Three songs on the poetry of M. Rafajová for soprano and piano
    1991 TEXT: M. Rafajová
    SCORING: s/CM, pf
  • Praises and Invocations

    1994-1995 TEXT: E. Komárik
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Vianoce sa priblížili

    1995 SCORING: s, pf (CB/CM/CF, pf; CB/CF/CM, org)
  • Piesne kvapôčiek

    1997 SCORING: s, pf
  • Two Christmas Songs

    2003 SCORING: s, pf
  • Podjavorinské haiku

    Song cycle on G. Rumánek's poetry for soprano (tenor) and piano
    2013 31'
    TEXT: Gustáv Rumánek
    SCORING: s/t, pf
  • The Songs of Faith

    on the lyrics by M. Slavka for a lower (higher) voice and piano
    2014 55'
    TEXT: Michal Slavka
    SCORING: v, pf
  • solo voice(s)
  • Duet

    64 sacred songs for church amateur choirs for two voices a cappella
    2010 130'
    SCORING: VV
  • suitable for schools
  • Prelude And Fugue "SOS"

    1959 1959, rev. 1997
    SCORING: ac/org/pf
  • Variations after an Old Song

    for a small accordion
    1959 PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: ac
  • Prstové cvičenie pre akordeonistov

    1965 SCORING: ac
  • Bratské melódie

    1974 SCORING: ac
  • Kratochvíle pre klavír

    1974 SCORING: pf
  • Sarabanda s variáciami

    1985 SCORING: pf
  • Variations after the Song of Mária Royová

    for flute
    1986 SCORING: fl
  • Akordeónové miniatúry

    1988 SCORING: ac
  • Gitarové kadencie

    1990, rev. 1995 SCORING: ac
  • suitable for schools – instruments with voices
  • Mesiačiky

    1987 TEXT: E. Komárik
    SCORING: CB, pf/3fl
  • arrangements
  • E. Suchoň: Danca slovaca

    1962 SCORING: ac
  • M. Vulpius: Pašie

    1969 SCORING: ?
  • ?. Hayford: Chvála, česť!

    1988 SCORING: CM
  • J. Cikker: Koledy

    1993 PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: CM, org/CM, 2vn, vl, vc
  • M. Haydn: Missa Sti Cyrilli et Methodii

    1993 SCORING: CM
  • Zrunek-Matejovič: Benedictus a Allegro

    1995 SCORING: pf
  • H. Kudzin: Golgota

    1997 SCORING: CM, org
  • J. Cikker: Sadaj, slnko, sadaj

    1997 SCORING: CM
  • To the Throne of Glory (Evangelic Psalter for children and youth), I. part (No. 1-97)

    piano adaptation
    2009 150'
    SCORING: pf
  • To the Throne of Glory (Evangelic Psalter for children and youth), II. part

    piano adaptation
    2009 135'
    SCORING: pf
  • To the Throne of Glory (Evangelic Psalter for children and youth), III. part

    piano adaptation
    2009 180'
    SCORING: pf
  • To the Throne of Glory (Evangelic Psalter for children and youth), IV. part (No. 297-360)

    piano adaptation
    2009 120'
    SCORING: pf
  • reconstructions
  • The Most Beautiful Menuets From Uhrovec

    1991 PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf/3vn/archi
  • Igor Garvanský: Little suite (quasi passacaglia) op. 4 – posthumana

    for piano
    2007 10' 30
    SCORING: pf
  • Mária Royová: Štyri čiastky roka

    oratory, reconstruction and finalization of a composed work according manuscript fragments from the 19th century
    2015 24'
  • choral
  • Ľahké duchovné piesne

    SCORING: CB/CF
  • Pekná je táto zem

    1996 TEXT: M. Royová
    SCORING: t/s, CM
  • mixed choir
  • Nové duchovné piesne

    SCORING: CM
  • Pieseň o Božej pravde

    1997 TEXT: Majster Ján Hus
    SCORING: CM
  • female choir
  • Abraham

    1985 TEXT: M. Slavka
    SCORING: CF
  • choir with instruments
  • Oj, Betlehem ty maličký

    1995 SCORING: CB/CF/CM, pf (CB/CF/CM, org; CB/CF/CM, archi)
  • soloists, choir and instruments
  • Apoštol Jan [Sv. Ján, M. Slavka)

    1985 SCORING: br, CM/CMa, org, bat

Bibliography

  • Personal bibliography
  • Autoreflexia o svojej tvorbe pre hudobný dorast
    2005 Hudba pre deti v tvorbe skladateľov 20. storočia v stredoeurópskom priestore, Faculty of Natural Sciences, , Banská Bystrica 2005, p. 187–190
  • Niekoľko spomienok na Máriu Rafajovú
    1998 Marie Rafajová – Sborník ze semináře k 100. výročí narození Marie Rafajové v Brně 30. 11. 1996, Local Department of the Kostnica Union, Brno 1998, p. 53
  • Slovenská duchovná pieseň a spevníky kresťanských nekatolíckych konfesií v 1. pol. 20. stor
    1997 Muzikologický seminár „60 rokov Jednotného katolíckeho spevníka“, Trnava 1997, no. 12.–13. 11.
  • Vývoj slovenskej evanjelickej zborovej tvorby
    1996 Cantus choralis slovaca 1996, Banská Bystrica 1996, p. 38
  • Symbol kríža v Matúšových pašiách J. S. Bacha
    1995 Slovenská hudba 1995, no. 1, p. 13–16
  • Duchovná pieseň prebudeneckých hnutí 19. storočia a jej uplatnenie na území Slovenska
    1995 Bibliotheca musicae neosoliensis, zv. 2 – Duchovná hudba v 19. storočí, Ján Levoslav Bella Foundation, Banská Bystrica 1995, p. 107
  • Špecifiká spevného verša a ich uplatnenie v Hruškovicovej tvorbe
    1994 Slovenská literatúra 1994, no. 4
  • Teoretické základy tvorby a úprav duchovnej piesne
    1986 1986
    (Vlastný náklad)

Discography

  • Photo: Slovak Composers' Fifth Variations SLOVAK COMPOSERS' FIFTH VARIATIONS
    2011 CD – Slovak Music Bridge SMB 1752-001-2-2
    1. Igor Bázlik: E Flat B Flat Miniature
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    2. Miro Bázlik: Moment Musical for Sebastian
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    3. Roman Berger: Arc
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    4. Miloš Betko: Intra/Extra, Op. 41
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    5. Norbert Bodnár: Sunday Fracture
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    6. Vladimír Bokes: PF 2007, op. 81
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    7. Lukáš Borzík: eb-q-war-I-raw-q-se
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    8. Ivan Buffa: ...From Inside...
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    9. Martin Burlas: In memoriam Stanislav Bartovič
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    10. Adrián Demoč: Legatissimo
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    11. Igor Dibák: The Bajza Variations
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    12. Hanuš Domanský: Fantasia cantabile
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    13. Jozef Gahér: Toccata
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    14. Peter Martinček van Grob: For My Little Son
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    15. Peter Groll: Children's Piece
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    16. Matej Haász: Desire
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    17. Juraj Hatrík: Dimly For Now – As In A Mirror...
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    18. Jana Kmiťová: White Bridge
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    19. Jozef Kolkovič: Take the Fifth
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    20. Lucia Koňakovská: Verses for Piano
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    21. Ivan Konečný: Fantasia in E flat
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    22. Mirko Krajči: Quintum
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    23. Egon Krák: Micro
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    24. Pavol Krška: PM
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    25. Víťazoslav Kubička: Twilight Op. 182
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    26. Marián Lejava: Fragment II (Variations)
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    27. Peter Machajdík: She Will Be Picked by Herself
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    28. Daniel Matej: Lynch Variations
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    29. Boško Milaković: MoNaMi
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    30. Milan Novák: Improvisation
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    31. Petra Bachratá: Bagatelle
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    32. Lucia Papanetzová: Imagination VI (Variation E flat – B flat)
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    33. Miroslav Pejhovský: Variations in E flat
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    34. Rudolf Pepucha: With Your For You
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    35. Marek Piaček: Lodovico's Quintessence
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    36. Jozef Podprocký: Passacaglia piccola
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    37. Daniel Remeň: ESta una BElla
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    38. Vladimír Rusó: Racconto dell'anima abbandonata
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    39. Ľubica Čekovská: LaSiFaDo
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    40. Karine Sarkisjan: Colours
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    41. Juraj Vajó: Variations
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    42. Ivan Valenta: Toccata Variations
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    43. Ján Zach: Interludio
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    44. Ilja Zeljenka: E flat B flat Variations
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
  • Photo: Choral Fantasia... Igor Garvanský (1990-2005) CHORAL FANTASIA... IGOR GARVANSKÝ (1990-2005)
    CD –
    1. Igor Garvanský: Trio Op. 1
      Ewald Danel (vn), Martina Karnoková (vn), Eva Čermanová (vc)
    2. Igor Garvanský: Choral Fantasia in B flat major Op. 2
      Ewald Danel (vn), Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra
    3. Igor Garvanský: Elegy in e minor Op. 3
      Ewald Danel (vn), Ivan Šiller (pf)
    4. Igor Garvanský: Elegy in e minor Op. 3
      Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Ewald Danel (umv.)
    5. Igor Garvanský: A Little Suite in f minor Op. 4
      Ivan Šiller (pf)
    6. Ivan Valenta: Igor Garvanský: Little suite (quasi passacaglia) op. 4 – posthumana
      Ivan Šiller (pf)
    7. Ivan Valenta: Music for Strings
      Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Ewald Danel (umv.)

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Ivan Valenta: Music for String Quartet
    8 Nov
    2010
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Moyzes Quartet
  • Ivan Valenta: Sunday Music
    choral prelúdes and variations for string orchestra
    11 Apr
    2010
    First performances in Slovakia
    Lutheran Church, Bratislava-Petržalka, SK
    PERFORMERS: Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Ewald Danel (umv.)
  • Ivan Valenta: Toccata Variations
    for piano
    20 Sep
    2007
    First performances in Slovakia
    The Fifth Double Concert, Mirror Hall of the Primate's Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ivan Šiller (pf)
  • Ivan Valenta: Music for Strings
    in memory of Igor Garvanský, with quotation from his unfinished Op. 4
    16 Sep
    2007
    First performances in Slovakia
    Mirror Hall of the Primate's Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Ewald Danel (umv.)
  • Ivan Valenta: The Most Beautiful Menuets From Uhrovec
    18 Apr
    2007
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Ewald Danel (umv.)
  • Ivan Valenta: Praises and Invocations
    16 Sep
    2001
    First performances in Slovakia
    Mirbach Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Helga Varga Bachová (s), Ľudovít Marcinger (pf)


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