Personality profile

Photo: Šimon Jurovský Author: Archív

Šimon Jurovský

8 Feb 1912 Ulmanka pri Banskej Bystrici – 8 Nov 1963 Praha

classical music
composition

Bio

Bio

1928 – 1931
Teachers' Institute in Banská Bystrica
1931 – 1936
Music and Drama Academy in Bratislava (composing – Alexander Moyzes, conducting – Josef Vincourek)
1937 – 1939
officer of the Slovak Radio archive of recordings and pictures
1939
Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (composing – J. Marx)
1939 – 1942
conductor of the Bratislava Women Teachers' Choir
1942
radio music director
1945 – 1947
conductor of the Bratislava Workers' Choir
1948 – 1951
head of the Music Department of the Slovak Radio
1951 – 1955
head of the Music Department at the Ministry of Education
1955 – 1956
director of the SĽUK ensemble
since 1956
artistic director of the Slovak National Theatre Opera

Šimon Jurovský – original surname Weiss-Nägel (until 1936).

Works

  • stage works
  • Maiden from Ábelová

    1961 TEXT: F. Rell after B. Slančíková-Timrava
    SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • ballet
  • Magic Whistle

    (fragment)
    1955 TEXT: M. Figuli
    SCORING: pf
  • The Knight's Ballad

    Ballet in 3 acts (9 scenes) with a prologue
    1956–1960 TEXT: M. Figuli
    SCORING: orch
  • symphony orchestra
  • Pastorálna suita

    1939 SCORING: orch
  • A Little Romance

    1940 3' 10''
    SCORING: orch
  • Slovenské ráno

    March for large orchestra
    1941 SCORING: orch
  • Symfonické scherzo

    1941 7' 30''
    SCORING: orch
  • Cyrano from Bergerac

    1942 TEXT: E. Rostand
    SCORING: orch
  • Mahabharatam. Indian Suite

    1942 14' 15''
    SCORING: orch
  • Orchestrálna suita č. 2

    for small orchestra
    1944 SCORING: orch
  • Christmas Music

    for large orchestra
    1944 8' 50''
    SCORING: orch
  • Začatá cesta op. 12

    symphonic poem
    1945–1946 19' 45''
    SCORING: orch
  • Suita č. 1 z hudby k filmu Varuj!

    for large orchestra
    1947 SCORING: orch
  • Suita č. 2 z hudby k filmu Varuj!

    for large orchestra
    1947 SCORING: orch
  • Pozdrav slovenských krajov

    Suite for large orchestra
    1948 SCORING: orch
  • New Morning

    symphonic overture
    1949 SCORING: orch
  • The Joyous Competition

    Scherzo for large orchestra
    1949 SCORING: orch
  • Work of Youth

    Rhapsody for large orchestra
    1949 SCORING: orch
  • Youth Dance

    1953 SCORING: orch
  • Suite No. 1 from the Ballet The Knight's Ballad

    1960 9'
    SCORING: orch
  • Suite No. 2 from the Ballet The Knight's Ballad

    1960 13' 40''
    SCORING: orch
  • chamber orchestra
  • Serenade For String Instruments op. 5

    1940 SCORING: archi
  • solo voice(s), choir, and orchestra
  • Šumí hora

    8' 30''
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Bride's Farewell

    6'
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Slovenčina moja

    1944 TEXT: V. Paulíny-Tóth
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Hymn of Work (Hymn of Young Workers)

    1949 TEXT: J. Kostra
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Cantata about Gottwald

    1950 TEXT: M. Lajčiak
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Piesne o novom živote

    1954 TEXT: M. Figuli
    SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • Festive

    1955 TEXT: M. Lajčiak
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Song of Peace

    1955 3' 50''
    TEXT: V. Mihálik
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • choir and orchestra
  • Pochod brigádnikov

    1948 TEXT: C. Štítnický
    SCORING: CMa, orch
  • Slovakia

    Cantata on the lyrics by Mária Pujmanová
    1961 6'
    TEXT: M. Pujmanová
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • one solo instrument with orchestra
  • Symfónia č. 1 „Mierová“

    1950 15' 10''
    SCORING: pf, archi
  • Concert for Cello and Orchestra

    1953 25' 45''
    SCORING: vc, orch
  • Symphony No. 2 "Heroic"

    1961–1962 17' 45''
    SCORING: org, orch
  • solo instrument
  • Štyri tance pre klavír

    10'
    SCORING: pf
  • Rapsódia

    1957 4'
    SCORING: org
  • piano or piano four hands
  • Two Dances for Piano

    4' 45''
    SCORING: pf
  • Fugue

    for piano
    1934 SCORING: pf
  • Piano Suite Op. 2

    1934 SCORING: pf
  • two instruments
  • Dance

    for violin and piano
    5'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Romanca

    1933 SCORING: vn, pf
  • Duettino Op. 6

    for flute and harp
    1940 SCORING: fl, ar
  • Roztúženie

    for violin and piano
    1941 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Capriccio

    for cello and piano
    1947 SCORING: vc, pf
  • Na podstienke

    1950 SCORING: 2ac
  • three instruments
  • String Trio in D minor op. 15

    for violin, viola and cello
    1948 PUBLISHER: Panton
    SCORING: vn, vl, vc
  • four instruments
  • Quartet

    1936 SCORING: 4fiati
  • string quartet
  • Melodies and Dialogues Op. 14

    for string quartet
    1944 16' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • wind quintet
  • Variácie na ľudovú pieseň

    1945 6' 15''
    SCORING: fl, ob, cl, fg, cr
  • vocal-instrumental chamber works
  • Three Lullabies

    for soprano, string orchestra, piano and harp
    1947 SCORING: s, archi, pf, ar
  • solo voice(s) with piano accompaniment
  • Two Songs

    for baritone and piano
    1943 SCORING: br, pf
  • The Geranium

    1943–1946 11'
    TEXT: R. Valé, H. Jančová
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: s, pf/orch
  • Polnoc

    1944 TEXT: E. Rusko
    SCORING: b, pf
  • suitable for schools
  • Z detského raja

    1953–1954 SCORING: pf
  • music for theatre
  • Agar

    1939 TEXT: P. O. Hviezdoslav
  • Danton's Death

    1940 TEXT: G. Büchner
  • Play of Love and Accident

    1940 TEXT: P. C. Marivaux
  • Wilhelm Tell

    1941 TEXT: F. Schiller
  • Mahábhárata

    1942 TEXT: indian epos
  • Zdravý nemocný

    1943 TEXT: Moliere
  • Lady Dwarf

    1947 TEXT: P. Calderón
  • Figaro's Wedding

    1948 TEXT: P. A. Beaumarchais
  • O veľkej repe

    1951 TEXT: ľud.
  • folklore adaptations
  • V spevavej doline

    1939 TEXT: ľud.
    SCORING: vv, CF, orch
  • Folk Songs

    1939 13'
    SCORING: CF
  • Hush, Hush

    1939 SCORING: vf, CF
  • Úpravy ľudových piesní z rôznych krajov Slovenska

    1940 SCORING: CMa
  • Folk Songs

    for female choir
    1940 SCORING: CF
  • Folk Songs

    for male choir
    1940 SCORING: CMa
  • Two Songs

    1940 TEXT: folk.
    SCORING: CF, orch
  • Folk Songs

    for male choir
    1941 SCORING: CMa
  • Folk Songs

    for female choir and harp
    1941 SCORING: CF, ar
  • Oravský tanec

    1944 TEXT: ľud.
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Piesne o víne

    1944 TEXT: ľud.
    SCORING: t, orch
  • Folk Songs

    for male choir
    1944 SCORING: CMa
  • Christmas Songs

    1944 TEXT: folk.
    SCORING: CM, ob, org
  • Songs from Detva

    1944 SCORING: CM
  • Šesť podpolianskych spevov

    1946 SCORING: CM
  • Christmas Songs

    1946 TEXT: folk.
    SCORING: v, br, s, CM, orch
  • Two Songs of Slovak Volunteers from the Year 1848

    1947 SCORING: CM, fiati, pf
  • Piesne záhoráckych mládencov

    1950 SCORING: vv, CMa, orch
  • Záhorácky tanec

    1950 SCORING: CM, orch
  • To Mountains, Boys, to Mountains

    1953 TEXT: folk.
    SCORING: t, CMa, orch
  • other adaptations
  • M. Schneider-Trnavský: Slovak National Songs

    1941 SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • choral
  • Vandrovali hudci

    6'
    SCORING: CM, s
  • Two Love Songs from the Middle Slovakia

    3'
  • female choir
  • Slovenské matky

    1944 SCORING: CF
  • pop music – songs
  • Pieseň vernosti

    1956 TEXT: Vojtech Mihálik
    PUBLISHER: Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
  • short documentary film
  • V bielom raji

    1943 DIRECTED BY: E. Mateička
    SCORING: KD
  • White Gold

    1943 DIRECTED BY: E. Mateička
    SCORING: KD
  • On the Island of Cormoranes

    1944 DIRECTED BY: P. Bielik
    SCORING: KD
  • Na troskách vyrastá život

    1945 DIRECTED BY: J. Kadár
    SCORING: KD
  • Sú osobne zodpovední za zločiny proti ľudskosti

    1946 DIRECTED BY: J. Kadár
    SCORING: KD
  • Sú osobne zodpovední za zradu na národnom povstaní

    1946 DIRECTED BY: J. Kadár
    SCORING: KD
  • Na lyžiach cez hrebene Tatier

    1947 DIRECTED BY: K. Skřipský
    SCORING: KD
  • Severnou stenou na Kriváň

    1947 DIRECTED BY: K. Skřipský
    SCORING: KD
  • Zletová predohra v Tatrách

    1947 DIRECTED BY: K. Skřipský
    SCORING: KD
  • Údolie radosti

    1948 DIRECTED BY: V. Bahna
    SCORING: KD
  • Za práva ľudu

    1948 DIRECTED BY: I. Kovačevič
    SCORING: KD
  • Magic Rod

    1948 DIRECTED BY: V. Bahna
    SCORING: KD
  • Spútaná zem

    1949 DIRECTED BY: M. Krása
    SCORING: KD
  • Foreign Hands

    1949 DIRECTED BY: V. Bahna
    SCORING: KD
  • Young Forces

    1949 DIRECTED BY: J. Hečl
    SCORING: KD
  • Theatre of Folk

    1950 DIRECTED BY: J. Medveď
    SCORING: KD
  • Bardejov

    1951 DIRECTED BY: J. Ployhar
    SCORING: KD
  • P. O. Hviezdoslav

    1954 DIRECTED BY: V. Kubenko
    SCORING: KD
  • Fraňo Kráľ

    1954 DIRECTED BY: R. Kaliský
    SCORING: KD
  • Victory Song

    1954 DIRECTED BY: J. Beer
    SCORING: KD
  • Bratislava Spring

    1955 DIRECTED BY: F. Žáček
    SCORING: KD
  • Master Paul from Levoča

    1955 DIRECTED BY: F. Kudlač
    SCORING: KD
  • live-action short film
  • Mišo Sebepán

    1955 DIRECTED BY: V. Kubenko
    SCORING: KH
  • full-length documentary film
  • Oceľová cesta

    1949 DIRECTED BY: V. Bahna
    SCORING: DD
  • Za slobodu

    1956 DIRECTED BY: J. Barabáš
    SCORING: DD
  • No More

    1958 DIRECTED BY: C. Kováč
    SCORING: DD
  • full-length live-action film
  • Varuj…!

    1947 DIRECTED BY: M. Frič
    SCORING: DH
  • Villages Moved

    1952 DIRECTED BY: P. Bielik
    SCORING: DH
  • Pole neorané

    1953 DIRECTED BY: V. Bahna
    SCORING: DH
  • Žena z vrchov

    1955 DIRECTED BY: V. Bahna
    SCORING: DH
  • Previerka lásky

    1956 DIRECTED BY: J. Medveď
    SCORING: DH
  • Posledná bosorka

    1957 DIRECTED BY: V. Bahna
    SCORING: DH
  • Zemianska česť

    1957 DIRECTED BY: V. Bahna
    SCORING: DH
  • Umbrella of St. Peter

    1958 DIRECTED BY: F. Bán, V. Pavlovič
    SCORING: DH
  • House at the Crossroads

    1959 DIRECTED BY: V. Bahna
    SCORING: DH
  • Predjarie

    1961 DIRECTED BY: V. Bahna
    SCORING: DH

Bibliography

  • Books
  • BOKESOVÁ, Zdenka: Šimon Jurovský
    1955 Slovak Publisher of Nice Literature, Bratislava 1955
  • Studies (Book Chapters, Dictionary Entries, Scholarly Articles)
  • GOTTHARDTOVÁ, Kristína: Folklórne prvky vo filmovej hudbe Šimona Jurovského
    2018 Musicologica Slovaca, Institute of Musicology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava year 35, 2018, no. 2, p. 271-300
  • GOTTHARDTOVÁ, Kristína: Filmová hudba Šimona Jurovského v kontexte doby jej vzniku
    2018 Malé osobnosti veľkých dejín - Veľké osobnosti malých dejín IV : Príspevky k hudobnej regionalistike, Slovak National Museum – Music Museum, Bratislava 2018, p. 174-178
  • PALOVČÍK, Michal: Ján Cikker
    1998 100 slovenských skladateľov (ed. M. Jurík, P. Zagar), National Music Centre, Bratislava 1998, p. 133–137
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Vývoj po roku 1945
    1996 Dejiny slovenskej hudby (ed. O. Elschek), ASCO Art & Science, Bratislava 1996, p. 278, 283, 287–288
  • BURLAS, Ladislav: Vývoj v prvej polovici storočia
    1996 Dejiny slovenskej hudby (ed. O. Elschek), ASCO Art & Science, Bratislava 1996, p. 270–271
  • BURLAS, Ladislav: Slovenská hudobná moderna
    1983 Obzor, Bratislava 1983, p. 150–151
  • FILIP, Miroslav: Filmová hudba Šimona Jurovského
    1958 Slovenská hudba year 2, 1958, no. 3, p. 99–107
  • BOKESOVÁ, Zdenka: Hudba Š. Jurovského k filmu Pole neorané
    1954 Hudební rozhledy 1954, p. 376–380
  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • MARENČINOVÁ, Dita: Rôznorodosť žánrov hudobno-zábavného divadla v prešovskej Spevohre
    2019 In: operaslovakia.sk/roznorodost-zanrov-hudobno-zabavneho-divadla-v-presovskej-spevohre/
    Operaslovakia 2019
  • JUROVSKÁ, Michaela: Na brehu Léthé
    2012 Slovenské pohľady year 4+128, 2012, no. 10, p. 48–71
  • NOVÁČEK, Zdenko: K päťdesiatinám Š. Jurovského
    1962 Slovenská hudba year 6, 1962, p. 33–35
  • AICHOVÁ, A.: Životné jubileum Š. Jurovského
    1962 Hudební rozhledy 1962, p. 153
  • NOVÁČEK, Zdenko: Šumí rodná hora
    1959 Slovenská hudba year 3, 1959, p. 490–493
  • ZAVARSKÝ, Ernest: K premiére Koncertu pre violončelo a orchester
    1953 Hudební rozhledy 1953, p. 914
  • Analyses of Works
  • NOVÁČEK, Zdenko: Šimon Jurovský: Šumí hora rodná...
    1959 Slovenská hudba year 3, 1959, no. 11-12, p. 490–493
  • Personal bibliography
  • O dramaturgii opery ND v Bratislave
    1958 Slovenská hudba year 2, 1958, no. 6, p. 254–256

Discography

  • 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:
    1983 LP – Opus 9117 1434
    1. Tibor Andrašovan: Beneath the mountain of Ždiarska vidla
      The Choir and Orchestra of SĽUK, Jozef Štelzer (dir.)
    2. Jozef Štelzer: Hey, Have a Whistle, Have a Song
      The Choir and Orchestra of SĽUK, Jozef Štelzer (dir.)
    3. Igor Bázlik: Three songs from Western Slovakia
      The Choir and Orchestra of SĽUK, Jozef Štelzer (dir.)
    4. Eugen Suchoň: Folksongs ESD 75
      The Choir and Orchestra of SĽUK, Jozef Pálka (zbm.), Jozef Štelzer (dir.)
    5. Bartolomej Urbanec: The Songs from the Hills
      The Men´s Choir of SĽUK, Jozef Štelzer (zbm.), Bartolomej Urbanec (dir.)
    6. Alexander Moyzes: Black Mountains
      The Choir and Orchestra of SĽUK, Jozef Štelzer (dir.)
    7. Šimon Jurovský: Bride's Farewell
      The Choir and Orchestra of SĽUK, Jozef Štelzer (dir.)
    8. Tibor Andrašovan: On a Spring Sunday
      The Choir and Orchestra of SĽUK, Jozef Štelzer (dir.)
  • Photo: Šimon Jurovský ŠIMON JUROVSKÝ
    1980 LP – Opus 9110 0860
    1. Šimon Jurovský: The Geranium
      Magdaléna Blahušiaková (s), Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
    2. Šimon Jurovský: Melodies and Dialogues Op. 14
      Trávníček Quartet, Vladimír Kovář (vn), Vítězslav Zavadilík (vn), Jan Juřík (vl), Antonín Gál (vc)
    3. Šimon Jurovský: Suite No. 1 from the Ballet The Knight's Ballad
      Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
    4. Šimon Jurovský: The Joyous Competition
      Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
  • 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: Slovak National Folklore Ensemble SLOVAK NATIONAL FOLKLORE ENSEMBLE
    1972 LP – Opus 9117 0197
    1. Šimon Jurovský: Bride's Farewell
      Choir and orchestra of the Slovak Folk Art Ensemble, Jozef Štelzer (dir.)
    2. Tibor Andrašovan: Beneath the mountain of Ždiarska vidla
      Choir and orchestra of the Slovak Folk Art Ensemble, Jozef Štelzer (dir.)
    3. Eugen Suchoň: Folksongs ESD 75
      Helena Petráková (v), Choir and orchestra of the Slovak Folk Art Ensemble, Jozef Štelzer (dir.)
    4. Bartolomej Urbanec: Periniarky
      Anna Nigutová-Baková (v), Choir and orchestra of the Slovak Folk Art Ensemble, Tibor Andrašovan (dir.)
    5. Tibor Andrašovan: Scything under Rozsutec
      Choir and orchestra of the Slovak Folk Art Ensemble, Jozef Štelzer (dir.)
    6. Eugen Suchoň: Songs from Terchová ESD 78
      Choir and orchestra of the Slovak Folk Art Ensemble, Jozef Štelzer (dir.)
  • Photo:
    1967 LP – Supraphon 0 11 0228
    1. Oto Ferenczy: Sonata
      Milan Bauer (vn), Michal Karin-Knechtsberger (pf)
    2. Alexander Moyzes: Poetic Suite op. 35
      Milan Bauer (vn), Michal Karin-Knechtsberger (pf)
    3. Šimon Jurovský: Romanca
      Milan Bauer (vn), Michal Karin-Knechtsberger (pf)

Awards

  • Ján Levoslav Bella Prize
    1963
    for his lifelong work as a composer taking special account of his 2nd Symphony for organ and orchestra – in memoriam

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Šimon Jurovský: Symphony No. 2 "Heroic"
    31 Jan
    1963
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ferdinand Klinda (org), Slovak Philharmonic, Ľudovít Rajter (dir.)


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