Personality profile

Photo: Jozef Grešák Author: Zuzana Mináčová

Jozef Grešák

30 Dec 1907 Bardejov – 17 Apr 1987 Bratislava

classical music
composition

Bio

Bio

1923 – 1927
Teachers' Institute in Spišská Kapitula (composing – Fraňo Dostalík)
1929 – 1949
rehearsal pianist in various theatres in the Czech Republic and Moravia
1949
return to Slovakia
since 1949
teacher of music and arts at the grammar school in Bardejov and rehearsal pianist of the Ukrainian Song and Dance Group
1952
comeback on the Slovak music scene as a composer (the opera The Unawakened One)
since 1954
rehearsal pianist of the Ukrainian National Theatre
since 1957
secretary of the Košice branch of the Slovak Composers Union

“For the composer-philosopher Grešák the basis of composition is “the cellule”, and a composition itself is actually a pulsation of musical cellules whose relationship is the purpose of composing. In the foreground is the metro-rhythmic dimension of music, which in conjunction with the revised structure (an influence of Webern) and functional instrumentation creates a musical process, characterized by extraordinary vitality and originality. Grešák put his ideas into an original notation form, so his pieces can be performed after transcribing into conventional notation, which was done by B. Režucha, thereby actually demonstrated the ideal collaboration of composer and performer. Režucha endeavored not only to revive Grešák's music, but also to increase the author's confidence and usher in an explosion of his last creative period. Grešáks' ideas were the basis of his chamber, orchestral and stage works. All of the ideas of Grešáks' operas come from classical works of Slovak literature (Kukučín, Hviezdoslav, Šikula) and their common denominator is the social aspect of collective resistance against different, “strange – other” individuals(the mentally challenged, orphans), as well as a collective of personal sacrifice of the weakest innocent as the supreme manifestation of the dehumanization of a person. None of Grešáks' operas have yet been performed on stage, however Slovak musical institutions consistently put into practice Grešák's ideas of stage compositions.”

 

(GODÁR, Vladimír: Jozef Grešák. In: 100 slovenských skladateľov. Ed. Marián Jurík, Peter Zagar. Bratislava : Národné hudobné centrum, 1998, p. 111 – 112.)

Works

  • opera
  • Zlatulienka (Príchod Slovákov)

    1925–1926 TEXT: composer after J. Hollý
  • Unawake Man

    1952 1952, rev. 1982
    TEXT: composer after M. Kukučín
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    FIGURES: Ondráš (b), Zuzka Bežanovie (s), Starenka Totka (ms), Totkina dcéra (s), Ján Dúbrava (t), Bežanka matka (ms), Bežan otec (b), Zváč (t), Starší družba (b)
    SCORING: vv, CM, orch: 3fl (1flp), 3ob (1ci), 3cl (1clb), 3fg (1cfg), 4cr, 3tr, 3tn, tu, bat, 2ar, archi
    Audio icon
  • With Rozárka

    1970–1973 TEXT: composer, after V. Šikula
  • Zuzanka Hraškovie (Susanna, the Orphan)

    Chamber opera based on the text by P. O. Hviezdoslav
    1973 20'
    TEXT: Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav
    PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: s, org, orch: 2fl, 2ob, ci, 2cl, clb, 2fg, fu, 2cr, 2tr, 2tn, tu, tp, pti, tpc, tam, gng, clv, xlf, cpl, cmp, ar, archi
  • ballet
  • Radúz and Mahuliena

    Ballet for large orchestra
    1954–1955
  • symphony orchestra
  • Slovak Dance - Karička

    3'
    SCORING: orch
  • Magura Dance

    1957 5'
    SCORING: orch
  • Symphony from Eastern Slovakia

    rev. 1962 as Symphony quasi una fantasia
    1958–1959 1958–1959, rev. 1962, 22'
    SCORING: orch
  • Overture

    1963 12'
    SCORING: orch
  • Rotors II.

    for large orchestra
    1969 12'
    SCORING: orch
    Audio icon
  • Amoebas

    Ouverture for symphony orchestra
    1972 6' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond, Opus
    SCORING: orch: flp, 2fl, 2ob, ci, 2cl, clb, 2fg, cfg, 4cr, 3tr, 3tn, tu, tp, bat, ar, archi
  • Intrada from the opera "With Rozárka"

    1973 SCORING: orch
  • Symfonietta concertante

    (After J. Grešák's Concertino for violin and orchestra from 1954)
    1976 SCORING: orch
  • Colonnade Dance from Bardejov

    1977 4' 30''
    SCORING: orch
  • Prelude, Intermezzo and Dance

    (from the opera “Neprebudený”- Unawake Man), rev. B. Režucha
    1983 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Symfonietta for Large Orchestra

    (After J. Grešák's Symfonietta concertante adapted by B. Režucha)
    1990 19'
    SCORING: 3fl (1flp), 3ob (1ci), 3cl (1clb), 2fg, 4cr, 3tr, 3tn, tu, tp, bat, archi
  • chamber orchestra
  • Little Suite

    for chamber orchestra
    1957 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: archi
  • solo voice(s), choir, and orchestra
  • Emigrant´s Songs

    for solo voices, mixed choir and orchestra
    1961 11'
    TEXT: trad.
    SCORING: s, a, CM, orch
  • Songs about the Plane of Eastern Slovakia

    1963 3'
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Variations from the Zemplín Region

    1965 13'
    TEXT: P. Horov
    SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • Vocal Symphony

    1971 14'
    TEXT: trad.
    SCORING: s, t, CM, orch
  • Panychída

    1976 20'
    TEXT: Jiří Wolker, Old-Slavonic funeral rites
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: s, t, CM, orch
  • one solo instrument with orchestra
  • Concertino

    for violin and orchestra
    1954 19'
    SCORING: vn, orch
  • Concerto for piano and orchestra

    1965 21'
    SCORING: pf, orch
  • Organ Symphony

    1975 26'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: org, orch
  • Music

    for piano and orchestra
    1980 20'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf, orch [2fl, 2ob, 3cl (1clb), 3fg (1cfg), 4cr, 2tr, tn, tp, bat, archi]
  • three solo instruments with orchestra
  • Chamber Symphony

    1922–1923 1922–1923, rev. 1982, 12'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: fl, ob, fg, archi
  • Concertino Pastorale

    for oboe, English horn, French horn and orchestra
    1965 11'
    SCORING: ob, ci, cr, orch
  • solo instrument
  • Impulses

    1967 PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: org
  • Organ Book for Ivan Sokol

    1976 PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: org
  • piano or piano four hands
  • “Karička” C major

    1921 SCORING: pf
  • Three Compositions

    1927 SCORING: pf
  • Sonatina

    1928 SCORING: pf
  • Ten Piano Compositions

    1955 SCORING: pf
  • “Karička”, Dances

    1956 SCORING: pf
  • Divertimento

    1956 12'
    SCORING: pf
  • Rotors I.

    1966 6'
    SCORING: pf
  • Sonata

    for piano
    1969 16'
    SCORING: pf
  • two instruments
  • Morceau I.

    for violin and piano
    1963 1963, rev. 1978, 6'
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Hexodes

    for clarinet and piano
    1967 6'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: cl, pf
  • Morceau II.

    for violin and piano
    1968 5'
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • piano trio
  • Trio

    1920 SCORING: vn, vc, pf
  • solo voice(s) with piano accompaniment
  • Two Ballads

    1928 SCORING: s, pf
  • Bloody Sonnets

    1969 TEXT: P. O. Hviezdoslav
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Peace Song

    1972 TEXT: J. Šimonovič
    SCORING: v, pf
  • music for theatre
  • Players

    Music for Stage
    1967 18'
  • mixed choir
  • Slovak Folk Ballads

    1953 12'
    TEXT: trad.
    SCORING: CM
  • Cathy in a Mass

    1968 TEXT: A. Endre, translation J. Smrek
    SCORING: CM
  • Songs at a Wedding

    1970 5'
    TEXT: trad.
    SCORING: CM
  • Jonáš Záborský’s Fables

    1973 12'
    SCORING: CM
  • male choir
  • Ballad from Bardejov

    1954 6'
    TEXT: trad.
    SCORING: CMa
  • Emigrant’s Song

    A piece for double male choir
    1961 5'
    TEXT: trad.
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CMa
  • Madrigal

    1961 4'
    TEXT: A. Obšutová
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CMa
  • New Slovakia

    1963 TEXT: V. Mihálik
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CMa
  • female choir
  • Meeting at the Ringstrasse

    1963 4'
    TEXT: M. Rúfus
    SCORING: CF
  • soloists, choir and instruments
  • Uprising

    Song about the Land of Tomorrow
    1959 TEXT: M. Procházka
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: t, br, CM, 2tr, 8cr, 4tn, bat
  • sound track
  • Who Strides on the Road

    1967 TEXT: V. Mináč
    DIRECTED BY: V. Mináč
  • unspecified TV film
  • Emigrant

    1968 20'
    SCORING: Tv
  • Sheep’s Tear

    1973 30'
    SCORING: Tv

Bibliography

  • Books
  • ČURILLA, Štefan: Jozef Grešák. Hľadanie hudobného tvaru a času
    2007 Súzvuk Prešov Music Society, Prešov 2007
  • Studies (Book Chapters, Dictionary Entries, Scholarly Articles)
  • FECSKOVÁ, Silvia: Skladateľ Jozef Grešák - život a dielo v reflexii Roka Jozefa Grešáka
    2018 Malé osobnosti veľkých dejín - Veľké osobnosti malých dejín IV : Príspevky k hudobnej regionalistike, Slovak National Museum – Music Museum, Bratislava year 4, 2018, p. 141-164
  • LECHMANOVÁ, Mariana: Jozef Grešák – veľký skladateľ malého "východu"
    2015 Malé osobnosti veľkých dejín – veľké osobnosti malých dejín : Príspevky k hudobnej regionalistike, Slovak Musicological Association, Slovak National Museum – Music Museum, Bratislava 2015, p. 225–239
  • MEDŇANSKÝ, Karol: Jozef Grešák – originálna osobnosť slovenskej hudby 20. storočia
    2013 Vybrané osobnosti slovenského hudobného života 20. a 21. storočia v kontexte ich tvorby I., Prešov 2013, p. 55–65
  • GODÁR, Vladimír: Nezobudený "Neprebudený" - Malá úvaha o veľkom skladateľovi
    2004 Slovo 2004, no. 9
  • GODÁR, Vladimír: Grešák, Jozef [heslo]
    1998 100 slovenských skladateľov (ed. M. Jurík, P. Zagar), National Music Centre, Bratislava 1998, p. 110–113
  • REŽUCHA, Bystrík: K otázkam prepisu niektorých diel Jozefa Grešáka
    1989 Hudobný život year 21, 1989, no. 17, p. 9
  • HRUŠOVSKÝ, Ivan: Slovenská hudba v profiloch a rozboroch
    1964 State Music Publisher, Bratislava 1964, p. 398
  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • redakcia: V jubilejnej 100. divadelnej sezóne Opera SND otvára Operné štúdio
    2019 In: operaslovakia.sk/v-jubilejnej-100-divadelnej-sezone-opera-snd-otvara-operne-studio/
    Operaslovakia 2019
  • TICHÝ, Stanislav: Košická filharmónia s nemeckou hviezdou
    2018 Hudobný život year 50, 2018, no. 12, p. 3
  • URBANČÍKOVÁ, Lýdia: Rok Jozefa Grešáka v Štátnej filharmónii Košice
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 12, p. 13
  • BURGROVÁ, Katarína: Marec v Štátnej filharmóniii Košice
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 5, p. 5
  • TURÁK, František: Epoché / Nová slovenská hudba
    Mimoriadny koncert SOSR-u
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 12, p. 8–9
  • URSÍNYOVÁ, Terézia: Epoché + Nová slovenská hudba (1. časť recenzie – Parík, Grešák)
    2016 In: http://operaslovakia.sk/epoche-nova-slovenska-hudba-1-cast-recenzie-parik-gresak/
    Opera Slovakia 2016
  • BUBNÁŠ, Juraj: Bratislava: Nová slovenská hudba 2014
    2014 In: operaplus.cz/bratislava-nova-slovenska-hudba-2014/
    2014
  • HATRÍK, Juraj: Osem dní spolupatričnosti
    Festivalový zápisník z Novej slovenskej hudby 2014
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 12, p. 7–8
  • HORKAY, Tamás: Jedna svetová a dve slovenské premiéry v košickom Dome umenia
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 4, p. 8
  • KOLÁŘ, Robert: ISCM World New Music Days 2013 : Košice – Bratislava Viedeň
    Symfonické finále
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 12, p. 14
  • URBANČÍKOVÁ, Lýdia: Medzinárodný organový festival Ivana Sokola 2013 v Košiciach
    2013 year 45, 2013, no. 10, p. 3
  • URBANČÍKOVÁ, Lýdia: Medzinárodný organový festival Ivana Sokola 2011
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 11, p. 9
  • KOČIŠOVÁ, Renáta: V zrkadle času : Jozef Grešák
    2008 Hudobný život year 40, 2008, no. 3-4, p. 36–38
  • ČURILLA, Štefan: Spomienky na vzácneho človeka
    2002 Hudobný život year 34, 2002, no. 5, p. 4
  • ČURILLA, Štefan: Spomíname na Jozefa Grešáka
    1997 Hudobný život year 29, 1997, no. 9, p. 5
  • URBANČÍKOVÁ, Lýdia: Náš hosť – Jozef Grešák
    1983 Východoslovenské noviny 1983, no. 21. 1.
  • SKŘEPEK, Roman: Bard východného Slovenska. O hudbe so skladateľom, zaslúžilým umelcom Jozefom Grešákom
    1982 Večer 1982, no. 5. 3.
  • SKŘEPEK, Roman: Večný hľadač : Hovoríme so skladateľom zaslúžilým umelcom Jozefom Grešákom
    1981 Večer year 13, 1981, no. 16, p. 4
  • VALANSKÁ, L.: ...o Amébach
    Skladateľ Jozef Grešák sa zamýšľa nad svojou tvorbou a hovorí
    1972 Hudobný život, Obzor year 4, 1972, no. 17, p. 5
  • Analyses of Works
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Jozef Grešák: Améby – predohra pre symfonický orchester
    2003 Hudobný život year 35, 2003, no. 9, p. 27
  • NIŽŇANSKÝ, Emil: Zuzanka Hraškovie – miniopera Jozefa Grešáka
    1994 Slovenská hudba year 20, 1994, no. 1, p. 33–43
  • URSÍNYOVÁ, Terézia: Jozef Grešák: Panychída
    1978 Hudobný život year 10, 1978, no. 11, p. 5
  • POTEMROVÁ, Mária: Rotory II pre symfonický orchester Jozefa Grešáka
    1970 Slovenská hudba year 14, 1970, no. 8–9, p. 266–267
  • ČÍŽEK, Lubomír: Kantáta "Povstanie" od Jozefa Grešáka
    1959 Slovenská hudba year 3, 1959, no. 7-8, p. 326–327

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: Organ Romantic in Opava ORGAN ROMANTIC IN OPAVA
    2009 CD – Discant DK 0124-2 131
    1. Jozef Grešák: Organ Book for Ivan Sokol
      Mário Sedlár (org)
    2. Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský: Preludes
      Mário Sedlár (org)
    3. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sonata in B flat major Op. 65 No. 4
      Mário Sedlár (org)
    4. Franz Liszt: Salve Regina
      Mário Sedlár (org)
    5. Franz Schmidt:
      Mário Sedlár (org)
    6. Bedřich Antonín Wiedermann: Chorale Prelude on the Song ‘Chtíc, aby spal’
      Mário Sedlár (org)
    7. Max Reger: Fantasy and Fugue on the Choral ‘Halleluiah, Gott zu loben!’ Op. 52 No. 3
      Mário Sedlár (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)

Awards

  • Ján Levoslav Bella Prize
    1975 for work Amoebas

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Jozef Grešák: Intrada from the opera "With Rozárka"
    3 Dec
    1987
    First performances in Slovakia
    SK
  • Jozef Grešák: Unawake Man
    8 Oct
    1987
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Concert studio of the Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Peter Bárd (br), Alžbeta Mrázová Režuchová (s), Marta Beňačková (ms), Gita Abrahámová (s), Peter Oswald (t), Dagmar Pecková (ms), Anton Kúrňava (b), Jozef Konder (t), Ladislav Neshyba (b), Mária Eliášová (s), Jitka Zerhauová (ms), Beáta Limpárová (vf), Ivan Sokol (org), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Pavol Procházka (zbm.), Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
    Concert performance of the opera.
  • Jozef Grešák: Prelude, Intermezzo and Dance
    (from the opera “Neprebudený”- Unawake Man), rev. B. Režucha
    17 Jan
    1985
    First performances in Slovakia
    Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Dušan Štefánek (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Music
    for piano and orchestra
    17 Feb
    1984
    First performances in Slovakia
    A Week of New Slovak Music, Concert Hall of the Slovak Philarmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Marian Lapšanský (pf), Slovak Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Trio
    6 Jun
    1983
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Conservatory , Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Karol Petróczi (vn), Jozef Varhoľák (vc), Anna Ličková (pf)
  • Jozef Grešák: Chamber Symphony
    18 Nov
    1982
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Organ Book for Ivan Sokol
    10 Oct
    1979
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ivan Sokol (org)
  • Jozef Grešák: Organ Symphony
    16 Nov
    1977
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert hall of the House of Arts, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ivan Sokol (org), Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Vocal Symphony
    4 May
    1977
    First performances in Slovakia
    Košice Musical Spring, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Elena Hanzelová (s), Július Regec (tenor), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Jan Mária Dobrodinský (zbm.), Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Symfonietta concertante
    (After J. Grešák's Concertino for violin and orchestra from 1954)
    5 May
    1976
    First performances in Slovakia
    Košice Musical Spring, Concert hall of the House of Arts, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Zuzanka Hraškovie (Susanna, the Orphan)
    Chamber opera based on the text by P. O. Hviezdoslav
    16 Jan
    1975
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Alžbeta Mrázová Režuchová (s), Ferdinand Klinda (org), Slovak Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Concertino
    for violin and orchestra
    20 Dec
    1972
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bardejov, SK
    PERFORMERS: Peter Michalica (vn), Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Amoebas
    Ouverture for symphony orchestra
    12 Apr
    1972
    First performances in Slovakia
    House of Arts, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Morceau II.
    for violin and piano
    24 Mar
    1972
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Karol Petróczi (vn), Stanislav Zamborský (pf)
  • Jozef Grešák: Sonata
    for piano
    30 Nov
    1970
    First performances in Slovakia
    The Presentation of Slovak Music "Autumn 1970", Mirror Hall, Trnava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Jozef Grešák (pf)
  • Jozef Grešák: Rotors II.
    for large orchestra
    13 May
    1970
    First performances in Slovakia
    Košice Musical Spring, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Little Suite
    for chamber orchestra
    11 Feb
    1968
    First performances in Slovakia
    Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Košický komorný orchester, Roman Skřepek (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Impulses
    2 Apr
    1967
    First performances in Slovakia
    SK
    PERFORMERS: Ivan Sokol (org)
  • Jozef Grešák: Concerto for piano and orchestra
    19 Mar
    1967
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Jozef Grešák (pf), Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Concertino Pastorale
    for oboe, English horn, French horn and orchestra
    9 Dec
    1966
    First performances in Slovakia
    Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Štefan Sklenka (ob), Václav Adamíra (ci), Emil Fajta (cr), Orchester Košického rozhlasu, Jan Šefl (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Emigrant´s Songs
    for solo voices, mixed choir and orchestra
    10 Mar
    1963
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Radúz and Mahuliena
    Ballet for large orchestra
    11 Feb
    1956
    First performances in Slovakia
    State Theatre Opera, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Orchester Opery Štátneho divadla Košice, Boris Velat (dir.)
  • Jozef Grešák: Three Compositions
    26 May
    1928
    First performances in Slovakia
    Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Jozef Grešák (pf)
  • First performances abroad
  • Jozef Grešák: Panychída
    13 Apr
    1978
    First performances abroad
    Prague, SK
    PERFORMERS: Alžbeta Mrázová Režuchová (s), Ivo Žídek (tenor), Prague Philharmonic Choir, Lubomír Mátl (zbm.), Czech Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
    First performance in former Czechoslovakia.
  • Jozef Grešák: Songs at a Wedding
    10 Jul
    1970
    First performances abroad
    Spital an der Drau, AT
    PERFORMERS: Košický spevácky zbor učiteľov, Vojtech Adamec (dir.)

Gallery

  • Photo: Jozef Grešák Jozef Grešák

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia

Audio

  • Grešák, Jozef: Rotors II.




  • Grešák, Jozef: Unawake Man (conclusion)



    Ladislav Neshyba (b), Dagmar Pecková (ms), Alžbeta Mrázová (s), Peter Bárd (br), Gita Abrahámová (s), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bystrík Režucha (cond)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia


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