Personality profile

Photo: Ján Zimmer Source: Archive of the Music Center Slovakia

Ján Zimmer

16 May 1926 Ružomberok – 21 Jan 1993 Bratislava

classical music
composition

Bio

Bio

1941 – 1948
studied at the Bratislava Conservatory (composition – Eugen Suchoň, organ – Jozef Weber, piano – Anna Kafendová)
1948 – 1949
studied composition at the Budapest Music Academy with Ferenc Farkas and in Salzburg
1948 – 1952
taught theory and the piano at the Bratislava Conservatory
since 1952
dedicated himself exclusively to composition and occasionally to concert activity as pianist

Works

  • opera
  • Oedipus, Op. 48

    Opera in two acts (four scenes)
    1963 1963, rev. 1969
    TEXT: author, after Sophocles
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    FIGURES: Oedipus (t), Jocasta (s), Creon (br), Tiresias (b), Priest (b), The Leader (t), Envoy (t), Shepherd (b), Servant (t)
    SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • Heracles, Op. 70

    Operatic pantomime in four acts (16 scenes)
    1972/1982 60'
    TEXT: author, after ancient legends
    SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • Broken Time, Op. 76

    Opera in two acts with an epilogue
    1977 90'
    TEXT: author, after Leo Tolstoy
  • symphony orchestra
  • Pochod pionierov pre symfonický orchester

    1952 3'
    SCORING: orch
  • Tatras, Op. 11

    Suite for large orchestra
    1952 22'
    SCORING: orch
  • Slávnostná predohra, op. 22

    1955 12'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Symphony No. 1, Op. 21

    for large orchestra
    1955 27'
    PUBLISHER: Štátne hudobné vydavateľstvo
    SCORING: orch: flp, 2fl, 2ob, ci, 2cl, clb, 2fg, cfg, 4cr, 3tr, 3tn, tu, tp, bat, cel, ar, pf, archi
  • Tatras, Op. 25

    Suite for large orchestra No. 2
    1956 22'
    SCORING: orch
  • Symfónia č. 2, op. 26

    1958 32'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Strečno, Op. 34

    Symphonic poem for large orchestra
    1958 15'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Symfónia č. 3, op. 33

    1959 35'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Symfónia č. 5, op. 44

    1961 32'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Symphony No. 6, Op. 51 "Improfisata"

    1965 28'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Symfónia č. 7, op. 54

    1966 24'
    SCORING: orch
    Audio icon
  • French Suite, Op. 62

    for large orchestra
    1968 12'
    SCORING: orch
  • Piesne bez slov, op. 66

    1970 15'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Symphony No. 8, Op. 68

    1971 30'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Symphony No. 9, Op. 72

    1973 32'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Koncertná predohra, op. 82

    1975 SCORING: orch
  • Predohra, op. 88

    1977 8'
    SCORING: orch
  • From Slovak Woods, Op. 89

    Suite for orchestra
    1978 18'
    SCORING: orch
  • Symfónia č. 11, op. 98

    1981 25'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Koncertná predohra, op. 96

    1982 SCORING: orch
  • Mládežnícka suita, op. 105

    1984 15'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • Symphony No. 12, Op. 107

    1986 18' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch, org, mg
  • chamber orchestra
  • Symfónia č. 10 "Hommage à J. Haydn", op. 82

    1979 18'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: archi, fiati
  • solo voice(s) and orchestra
  • Pamiatke Ľudovíta Štúra, op. 24

    1956 15'
    SCORING: spk, orch
  • Oslobodenie, op. 78

    1975 20'
    TEXT: Ján Škamla, Miro Procházka, Ján Kostra
    PUBLISHER: Český hudební fond
    SCORING: spk, orch
  • solo voice(s), choir, and orchestra
  • Symphony No. 4, Op. 37

    for solo voices, choir and orchestra on the lyrics by J. Kostra
    1959 40'
    TEXT: Ján Kostra
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: s, t, CM, orch
  • Holubica pokoja, op. 41

    1960 6'
    TEXT: Ján Kostra
    SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • The Dead Won't Return, Op. 60

    Oratorio abou the homeland for two speakers, solo voices, mixed choir nad orchestra
    1968 50'
    TEXT: Pavol Horov, Miro Procházka, Ján Kostra
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2spk, s, t,CM, orch
  • choir and orchestra
  • Magnificat, Op. 9

    Cantata for mixed choir and orchestra
    1951 16'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Mier, op. 14

    1953 15'
    TEXT: autor
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Povstanie, op. 17

    1954 16'
    TEXT: Miro Procházka
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CMa, orch
  • Bratislavská jar, op. 77

    1974 14'
    TEXT: Ján Kostra
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Fantasia, Op. 83

    1976 18'
    TEXT: bez textu
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CMa, pf, orch
  • one solo instrument with orchestra
  • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1, Op. 5

    1949 38'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf, orch
  • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2, Op. 10

    1952 28'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf, orch
  • Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 15

    1953 27'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, orch
  • Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 18

    1954 20'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf, orch/pf4m
  • Concertino for Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 19

    1955 25'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf, archi
  • Concerto for organ, string orchestra and percussion, Op. 27

    1957 22'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: org, orch: archi, bat
  • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3, Op. 29

    1958 30'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf, orch
  • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4, Op. 36

    1959–1960 17'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf, orch
  • Malá fantázia pre klavír a orchester, op. 40

    1960 9'
    SCORING: pf, orch
  • Concerto da camera, Op. 47

    1962 19'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: ob, archi/pf
  • Concerto for Piano (Left Hand) and Orchestra No. 5, Op. 50

    1964 19'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf, orch
  • Nálada

    1967 6'
    SCORING: pf, archi
  • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 6, Op. 71

    1972 18'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf, orch
  • Komorný koncert, op. 102

    1983 14'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: org, archi
  • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 7, Op. 106

    1985 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf, orch
  • Concertino classico, Op. 117

    for violin and string orchestra
    1986 18'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, archi
  • Concertino polifonico, Op. 108

    1986 18'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: org, orch
  • two solo instruments with orchestra
  • Concerto grosso, op. 7

    for two pianos and string orchestra
    1951 17' 15''
    SCORING: 2pf, bat, archi
  • Concerto, Op. 57

    1967 22'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2pf, orch
  • Hudba starej Bratislavy, op. 80

    1975 15'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: cmb, org, orch
  • solo instrument
  • Sonata, Op. 31

    1958 12'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vl
  • Ballad-Burlesca, Op. 84

    1976 8'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vl
  • Sonáta, op. 91

    1981 9'
    SCORING: fl
  • piano or piano four hands
  • Nálady, op. 2

    1948 15'
    SCORING: pf
  • Sonata No. 1, Op. 4

    for piano
    1948 20'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Tatras, Op. 11

    Suite for piano
    1952 22'
    PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: pf
  • Three Preludes, Op. 20

    1954 12'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond, Slovenské vydavateľstvo krásnej literatúry
    SCORING: pf
  • Tatras, Op. 25

    Suita for piano No. 2
    1956 22'
    SCORING: pf
  • Concerto pre klavír bez orchestra, op. 23

    1957 24'
    SCORING: pf
  • Sonata No. 2, Op. 45

    1961 12'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Etudy pre mladých klaviristov I. diel, op. 56

    1966 12'
    SCORING: pf
  • Sonata No. 3, Op. 55

    1966 13'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Sonata No. 4, Op. 69

    (Improvisations)
    1971 15'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Dvaja pri klavír, op. 74

    1973 15'
    PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: pf4m
  • Two Romantic pieces, Op. 81

    1975 10'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Etudy pre mladých klaviristov II. diel, op. 59

    1977 15'
    SCORING: pf
  • Sonata No. 5, Op. 90

    1978 12'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Four Dance Sketches

    for piano
    1979 6'
    SCORING: pf
  • Sonata No. 6, Op. 94

    1980 14'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Bagatelles for piano, Op. 103

    1983–1984 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Variácie pre klavír na meno Eugena Suchoňa , op. 115

    1988 12'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Four Compositions For Piano Duet op. 116

    1988 16'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf4m
  • Sonata No. 7 "Ricordanza", op. 113

    1988 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Antiphone, op. 120

    Variations for four hands piano on the theme of gregorian choral
    1992 PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf4m
  • organ
  • Prelúdium a dvojitá fúga cis mol, op. 13b

    1947 10'
    SCORING: org
  • Fantasia and Toccata, Op. 32

    for organ
    1958 6'
    SCORING: org
  • Concerto in D, Op. 42

    for organ
    1960 12'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: org
  • Sonata, Op. 65

    1970 12'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: org
  • Tri malé prelúdiá, op. 86

    1977 7'
    SCORING: org
  • Sonata No. 2, Op. 97

    1981 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: org
  • two instruments
  • Suita v starom slohu, op. 30

    1957 13'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Two Slovak Dances, Op. 38

    for violin and piano
    1960 5'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Poetická sonáta, op. 85

    1976 14'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Šesť malých prelúdií, op. 104

    1984 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn
  • two pianos
  • Sonáta č. 1, op. 16

    1954 20'
    SCORING: 2pf
  • Sonata No. 2, Op. 35

    1959 20'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2pf
  • Sonata No. 3, Op. 53

    "In memory of Sergey Prokofiev"
    1965 16'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2pf
  • Allegro – Andante pre dva klavíry osemručne, op. 63

    1969 PUBLISHER: Panton
    SCORING: 2pf8m
  • Sonata No. 4, Op. 73

    1973 15'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2pf
  • three instruments
  • Variations, Op. 1

    for string trio
    1945 12'
    SCORING: vn, vl, vc
  • Variations for Two Violins and Viola (In modo classico), Op. 87

    1977 12'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl
  • Trio, op. 93

    1979 11'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: fl, vn, pf
  • string quartet
  • Sláčikové kvarteto č. 1, op. 39

    1960 20'
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 2, Op. 100

    1983 14'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 3, Op. 110

    1987 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • five instruments
  • Klavírne kvinteto, op. 6

    1949–1950 20'
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc, pf
  • wind quintet
  • Dychové kvinteto, op. 61

    1968 10'
    SCORING: fl, ob, cl, fg, cr
  • solo voice(s) with piano accompaniment
  • Spring in the Valley, Op. 3

    Three songs for soprano and piano on lyrics by R. Dilong
    1947 7'
    TEXT: Rudolf Dilong
    PUBLISHER: Panton, Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Jesenných steskov, op. 12

    1952 10'
    TEXT: Ján Motulka
    SCORING: t, pf/orch
  • Pieseň o večnom priateľstve

    1952 4'
    TEXT: Milan Lajčiak
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Pamiatke Jiřího Wolkra, op. 43

    1961 13'
    TEXT: Jiří Wolker
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: b, pf
  • Predstavy, op. 49

    1963 12'
    TEXT: Laco Novomeský
    SCORING: a, pf
  • Tri detské hry

    1964 4'
    TEXT: Viera Janusová
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Emerald, Op. 64

    Four songs on the lyrics by J. Smrek
    1969 10'
    TEXT: Ján Smrek
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Piesne o jari, op. 67

    1970 10'
    TEXT: Ján Kostra
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: t, pf
  • Nad ránom, op. 92

    1979 12'
    TEXT: Ján Smrek
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: t, pf/orch
  • Šla tade žena, op. 101

    1984 TEXT: Pavol Horov
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: s, pf
  • suitable for schools
  • Desať detských skladbičiek (Obrázková knižka), op. 13a

    1952 10'
    PUBLISHER: Supraphon
    SCORING: pf
  • music for theatre
  • Ivan Bukovčan: Sneh nad limbou

    1974 DIRECTED BY: Tibor Rakovský
  • Sneh nad limbou.

    1974 23'
  • mixed choir
  • Plač, op. 8b

    1951 10'
    TEXT: Rudolf Dilong
    SCORING: CM
  • Jeseň

    1956 4'
    TEXT: Ľudovít Štúr
    SCORING: CM
  • Four Madrigals on Old English Lyrics, op. 52

    1964 10'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CM
  • Four Motets on Latin lyrics, Op. 58

    1967 8'
    PUBLISHER: Editio-Supraphon, Belianum
    SCORING: CM
  • Svätoboj, op. 75

    1973 25'
    TEXT: Ľudovít Štúr
    SCORING: CM
  • Letters to Hebrews. Tri madrigaly

    1977 12'
    TEXT: biblické (anglické) texty
    SCORING: CM
  • male choir
  • Metafora

    1956 4'
    TEXT: Ján Kostra
    SCORING: CMa
  • Na slávu baníkov

    1963 4'
    TEXT: Ján Kostra
    SCORING: CMa
  • Two Pieces for Male Choir, Op. 79

    1975 8'
    TEXT: Ľudovít Štúr, Vojtech Mihálik
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CMa
  • female choir
  • Dva ženské zbory, op. 8a

    1951 6'
    TEXT: Ján Motulka
    SCORING: CF
  • Dobrú noc má milá

    1975 3'
    SCORING: CF
  • children's choir
  • K lipke

    1956 4'
    TEXT: Ľudovít Štúr
    SCORING: CB
  • Pieseň bez mena

    1967 3'
    TEXT: Janko Kráľ
    SCORING: CB
  • short documentary film
  • Úderník

    1950 24'
    DIRECTED BY: Vladimír Zimmer
  • Pionieri

    1951 DIRECTED BY: Ján Lacko
  • Bábkové divadlo

    1953 DIRECTED BY: Dimitrij Plichta
  • Banská Štiavnica

    1954 DIRECTED BY: Pavel Miškuv
  • Vlna je na horách

    1954 DIRECTED BY: Jozef Zachar
  • Ľadový kryštál ako geologický činiteľ

    1955 DIRECTED BY: Jozef Zachar
  • Samo Chalupka

    1955 DIRECTED BY: Jozef Zachar
  • Továreň na Dunaji

    1955 DIRECTED BY: Florián Andris
  • Trať voľná

    1955 DIRECTED BY: Peter Solan
  • Kysucký lekár

    1956 DIRECTED BY: Ján Beer
  • Na brehoch Dunajca

    1956 DIRECTED BY: Florián Andris
  • Slovenská národná galéria

    1956 DIRECTED BY: Vladislav Pavlovič
  • Travertín

    1956 DIRECTED BY: Jozef Zachar
  • Grafik Vincent Hložník

    1957 DIRECTED BY: Vladislav Pavlovič
  • Malá epizódka (Tatranské historky)

    1957 17'
    DIRECTED BY: Dušan Kodaj
  • Sestra

    1958 DIRECTED BY: Kazimír Barlík
  • Očami kamery

    1959 DIRECTED BY: Štefan Uher
  • Stará Bratislava (Kamenná kronika Bratislavy)

    1960 DIRECTED BY: Pavel Miškuv
  • Kantáta o boji a víťazstve

    1961 11'
    DIRECTED BY: Ivan Húščava
  • Stredoveké spišské mestá

    1963 DIRECTED BY: Pavel Miškuv
  • Otvorené okná

    1970 DIRECTED BY: Tibor Rakovský
  • Pieseň o slovenskom víne (In vino veritas)

    1971 DIRECTED BY: Vladimír Zimmer
  • Pamätníky pre budúcich

    1974 DIRECTED BY: Milan Černák
  • full-length live-action film
  • V hodine dvanástej

    1958 DIRECTED BY: Andrej Lettrich, Jozef Medveď
  • Jerguš Lapin

    1960 DIRECTED BY: Jozef Medveď
  • Bratia

    1961 DIRECTED BY: Andrej Lettrich
  • Organ

    1964 DIRECTED BY: Štefan Uher
  • Stopy na Sitne

    1968 DIRECTED BY: Vladimír Bahna
  • Skrytý prameň

    1973 DIRECTED BY: Vladimír Bahna
  • live-action TV film
  • Živý bič

    1966 DIRECTED BY: Martin Ťapák
  • Generácia (1. Dlhý čas čakania, 2. Živí a mŕtvi, 3. Mŕtvi a živí)

    1969 DIRECTED BY: Vladimír Bahna

Bibliography

  • Studies (Book Chapters, Dictionary Entries, Scholarly Articles)
  • DLHÁŇOVÁ, Božena: Ján Zimmer cez optiku jeho klavírnej štylistiky
    2006 Hudobný život, Bratislava year 38, 2006, no. 7-8, p. 45 – 46
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Vývoj po roku 1945
    1996 Dejiny slovenskej hudby (ed. O. Elschek), ASCO Art & Science, Bratislava 1996, p. 283, 287, 314
  • HRUŠOVSKÝ, Ivan: Slovenská hudba v profiloch a rozboroch
    1964 Bratislava 1964, p. 355–368
  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • TICHÝ, Stanislav: Deň venovaný gregoriánskemu chorálu v Bratislave
    2019 Hudobný život year 51, 2019, no. 12, p. 3
  • TICHÝ, Stanislav: Katedrálny organový festival Bratislava
    2018 Hudobný život year 50, 2018, no. 10, p. 13
  • BUBNÁŠ, Juraj: Záver Roka slovenskej hudby v Slovenskej filharmónii
    2016 Pravda year 25, 2016, no. 293 (19. 12.), p. 30–31
  • URSÍNYOVÁ, Terézia: Magnificat slovenského skladateľa
    2016 In: http://operaslovakia.sk/magnificat-slovenskeho-skladatela/
    Opera Slovakia 2016
  • BUBNÁŠ, Juraj: Epoché / Nová slovenská hudba
    Staré objavy i premiéry so SF
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 12, p. 10–11
  • DOHNALOVÁ, Lýdia: V šedastých farbách
    1996 Hudobný život year 28, 1996, no. 11, p. 2
  • DLHÁŇOVÁ, Božena: Ján Zimmer (1926–1993)
    1996 Hudobný život year 28, 1996, no. 11, p. 2
  • PALOVČÍK, Michal: Vzťah k životu pretavený do umenia
    Ján Zimmer sa dožíva 60 rokov
    1986 year 18, 1986, no. 10, p. 5
  • (jsz): Cez prostotu k filozofickej hĺbke
    Hovoríme so skladateľom Jánom Zimmerom
    1981 Hudobný život year 13, 1981, no. 12, p. 4
  • HATRÍK, Juraj: Jánovi Zimmerovi namiesto blahoželania
    1976 Hudobný život year 8, 1976, no. 10, p. 3
  • Festival českej a slovenskej hudby v ZSSR
    Leningrad
    1974 Hudobný život year 6, 1974, no. 1, p. 1, 3
  • ČÍŽIK, Vladimír: Gramorecenzie : Ján Zimmer hrá vlastné skladby
    1971 Hudobný život year 3, 1971, no. 24, p. 5
  • ČÍŽIK, Vladimír: Slovenská filharmónia v októbri
    Premiéra Zimmerovho klavírneho koncertu
    1962 Slovenská hudba year 6, 1962, no. 9, p. 274–275
  • (r): Matiné zo skladieb k 15. výročiu SNP
    1960 Slovenská hudba year 4, 1960, no. 1-2, p. 108
  • Analyses of Works
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Ján Zimmer: Concerto grosso pre dva klavíry, sláčikový orchester a bicie nástroje op. 7
    2000 Hudobný život year 32, 2000, no. 11, p. 10–12
  • PEJHOVSKÝ, Miroslav: Ján Zimmer: IV. sonáta pre klavír
    1974 Hudobný život year 6, 1974, no. 8, p. 5
  • VAJDA, Igor: Ján Zimmer: Oidipus
    1965 Slovenská hudba year 9, 1965, no. 3, p. 126–127
  • ŠAMKO, Jozef: Pohľad na symfonickú tvorbu Jána Zimmera
    1958 Slovenská hudba year 2, 1958, no. 2, p. 55–61

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)
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    1974 LP – Supraphon 1 12 1012
    1. Ivan Hrušovský: Three Madrigal Impressions
      Slovenskí madrigalisti, Ladislav Holásek (dir.)
    2. Andrej Očenáš: Marína Op. 15
      Slovenskí madrigalisti, Ladislav Holásek (dir.)
    3. Ján Zimmer: Four Madrigals on Old English Lyrics, op. 52
      Slovenskí madrigalisti, Ladislav Holásek (dir.)
    4. Zdenko Mikula: Willows by Váh
      Slovenskí madrigalisti, Ladislav Holásek (dir.)
    5. Zdenko Mikula: Love Madrigals
      Slovenskí madrigalisti, Ladislav Holásek (dir.)
    6. Tadeáš Salva: Litaniae lauretanae op. 12
      Slovenskí madrigalisti, Ladislav Holásek (dir.)
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    1971 LP – Opus 91 1100 39
    1. Ján Zimmer: Tatras, Op. 11
      Ján Zimmer (pf)
    2. Ján Zimmer: Sonata No. 2, Op. 45
      Ján Zimmer (pf)
    3. Ján Zimmer: Sonata No. 3, Op. 55
      Ján Zimmer (pf)
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    1965 LP – Supraphon DV 6177
    1. Dezider Kardoš: Symphony No. 4 'Piccola' Op. 34
      Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
    2. Ján Zimmer: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4, Op. 36
      Ján Zimmer (pf), Slovak Philharmonic, Ľudovít Rajter (dir.)

Awards

  • Ján Levoslav Bella Prize
    1971

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Ján Zimmer: Magnificat, Op. 9
    Cantata for mixed choir and orchestra
    15 Dec
    2016
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Jozef Chabroň (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Leoš Svárovský (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Antiphone, op. 120
    Variations for four hands piano on the theme of gregorian choral
    23 Nov
    1992
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Daniela Kardošová (pf), Mária Lenková (pf)
  • Ján Zimmer: Four Compositions For Piano Duet op. 116
    22 Nov
    1990
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Slovak Radio, Concert studio 2, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Daniela Kardošová (pf4m), Ján Zimmer (pf4m)
  • Ján Zimmer: Concertino polifonico, Op. 108
    16 Feb
    1989
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, House of Arts, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Vladimír Michalko (org), Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Richard Zimmer (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Sonata No. 7 "Ricordanza", op. 113
    14 Feb
    1989
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Moyzes Hall, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Daniela Kardošová (pf)
  • Ján Zimmer: Symphony No. 12, Op. 107
    11 Feb
    1988
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Concert Hall of the Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Richard Zimmer (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Komorný koncert, op. 102
    24 Apr
    1984
    First performances in Slovakia
    The International Organ Festival, House of Arts, Košice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Anna Predmerská-Zúriková (org), Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Richard Zimmer (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Sonata No. 6, Op. 94
    14 Feb
    1984
    First performances in Slovakia
    Žilina, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Zimmer (pf)
  • Ján Zimmer: Sonata No. 2, Op. 97
    18 Feb
    1983
    First performances in Slovakia
    SK
    PERFORMERS: Anna Predmerská-Zúriková (org)
  • Ján Zimmer: Symfónia č. 11, op. 98
    14 Feb
    1983
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Koncertná predohra, op. 96
    8 Feb
    1982
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Sonata No. 5, Op. 90
    20 Feb
    1981
    First performances in Slovakia
    A Week of New Slovak Music, Concert Hall of the Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Vilma Lichnerová (pf)
  • Ján Zimmer: Ballad-Burlesca, Op. 84
    20 Jun
    1977
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall Klarisky, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Milan Telecký (vl)
  • Ján Zimmer: Symphony No. 9, Op. 72
    10 Oct
    1974
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenárd (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Ivan Bukovčan: Sneh nad limbou
    4 May
    1974
    First performances in Slovakia
    Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava, SK
  • Ján Zimmer: Symphony No. 8, Op. 68
    26 Sep
    1971
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Philharmonic, Zdeněk Košler (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Symphony No. 6, Op. 51 "Improfisata"
    7 May
    1965
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Bystrík Režucha (dir.), Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Ján Zimmer: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4, Op. 36
    11 Oct
    1962
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Zimmer (pf), Slovak Philharmonic, Ľudovít Rajter (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Symphony No. 4, Op. 37
    for solo voices, choir and orchestra on the lyrics by J. Kostra
    2 Feb
    1961
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Tatiana Kresáková (s), Gustáv Papp (t), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Jan Mária Dobrodinský (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3, Op. 29
    14 Jan
    1960
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Zimmer (pf), Slovak Philharmonic, Ľudovít Rajter (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Strečno, Op. 34
    Symphonic poem for large orchestra
    6 Dec
    1959
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Josef Svoboda (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Concerto for organ, string orchestra and percussion, Op. 27
    5 Dec
    1957
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Zimmer (org), Slovak Philharmonic, Ľudovít Rajter (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Symphony No. 1, Op. 21
    for large orchestra
    2 Dec
    1956
    First performances in Slovakia
    A Presentation of New Slovak Music, Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 15
    4 May
    1956
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Vojtech Gabriel (vn), Slovak Philharmonic, Ľudovít Rajter (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 18
    28 Oct
    1955
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Zimmer (pf), Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Holoubek (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Tatras, Op. 11
    Suite for large orchestra
    9 Nov
    1953
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Richard Týnsky (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2, Op. 10
    16 Dec
    1952
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Zimmer (pf), Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Richard Týnsky (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Concerto grosso, op. 7
    for two pianos and string orchestra
    1951 First performances in Slovakia
    A Presentation of New Slovak Music, Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Zimmer (pf), Zita Strnadová-Paráková (pf), Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Holoubek (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1, Op. 5
    9 Mar
    1950
    First performances in Slovakia
    Government Building, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Zimmer (pf), Slovak Philharmonic, Ľudovít Rajter (dir.)
  • Ján Zimmer: Spring in the Valley, Op. 3
    Three songs for soprano and piano on lyrics by R. Dilong
    9 Feb
    1949
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ružena Liseková (s), Ján Zimmer (pf)
  • Ján Zimmer: Sonata No. 1, Op. 4
    for piano
    9 Feb
    1949
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Zimmer (pf)
  • Ján Zimmer: Concerto da camera, Op. 47
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Emil Hargaš (ob)
  • First performances abroad
  • Ján Zimmer: Concerto in D, Op. 42
    for organ
    25 Feb
    1962
    First performances abroad
    Václavek's Hall of the Regional Museum, Olomouc, CZ
    PERFORMERS: Ferdinand Klinda (org)
    First performance in former Czechoslovakia.
  • Ján Zimmer: Fantasia and Toccata, Op. 32
    for organ
    10 Jan
    1962
    First performances abroad
    Václavek's Hall of the Regional Museum, Olomouc, CZ
    PERFORMERS: Ján Valach (org)
    First performance in former Czechoslovakia.
  • Ján Zimmer: Concerto pre klavír bez orchestra, op. 23
    30 May
    1958
    First performances abroad
    Prague Spring International Music Festival, Composers' Club, Prague, CZ
    PERFORMERS: Ján Zimmer (pf)
  • Ján Zimmer: Concertino for Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 19
    17 Feb
    1957
    First performances abroad
    Artists' House, Prague, CZ
    PERFORMERS: Ján Zimmer (pf), Orchestra of the National Theatre, Jaroslav Krombholc (dir.)
    First performance in former Czechoslovakia.
  • Ján Zimmer: Sonata No. 1, Op. 4
    for piano
    27 Sep
    1948
    First performances abroad
    Concert of Czech and Slovak contemporary chamber music, Theatre D49, Prague, CZ
    PERFORMERS: Ján Zimmer (pf)
    First performance in former Czechoslovakia.

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