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Photo: Ján Levoslav Bella Author: Archív

Ján Levoslav Bella

4 Sep 1843 Liptovský Sv. Mikuláš – 25 May 1936 Bratislava

classical music
composition

Bio

Bio

1853 – 1859
Secondary School in Levoča, piano, organ, general bass, several stringed and wind instruments, composition and conducting under the supervision of Leopold Dvořák (a regenschori in Spišská Kapitula)
1859 – 1863
completed his secondary school studies in Banská Bystrica, attended a theological seminary, started music event organization, conducting, composing, and publishing activities
1863 – 1865
theological studies at the Vienna University, alumnus of the Pasmaneum college, simultaneous music studies under Simon Sechter and court conductor Gottfried Preyer. He continued work in composition and theory of sacred music, conducted the Pasmaneum choir.
1865 – 1869
returned to Slovakia and worked in Banská Bystrica
1866 – 1866
was ordained as a priest, and as a prebendary of the cathedral he taught singing and music theory at the theological seminary
1869 – 1881
municipal music director in Kremnica, organizer of music events
1871 and 1873
two visits to Bohemia and Germany
1881 – 1921
cantor in Sibiu, Transylvania, converted to evangelical faith, got married and until 1921 worked in Sibiu as a regenschori of the evangelical church there, taught music at the secondary school, and conducted the local music society and Hermania choir
1921 – 1928
after the end of WWI he moved to Vienna
1928 – 1936
he returned to Slovakia and lived in Bratislava

“Bella's long, stormy and productive life makes it difficult for us to realize that he was busy composing almost 70 years, and that during this time took place in Europe the onset of Romanticism, the emergence of national compositional schools, and neo-romanticism was born and culminated and laid the foundations of the modern of 20th century. The mindset of Bella was formed under the influence of revivalist efforts of Slovak nationalists in the 1860s and in the sign of the Cecilian revival of church music. His craftsmanship, based on the doctrine of Simon Sechter, was already fully reflected in Bella's early work of his study and post-study years, where on the one hand manifests the effort to build the foundations of Slovak national music (Slovenské štvorspevy / Slovak Hymns, piano variations), while on the other hand theoretically and compositionally actively participating in Cecilian reform. He also wrotes the first modern Slovak chamber compositions, designed for home concerts (Dumky for violin and piano; String Quartet in G Minor; String Quintet in D Minor). Contacts with the Prague cultural environment during Bella's stay in Kremnica intensified Bella's interest in chamber music (String Quartet in E Minor; String Quartet in C Minor), but also brought implementation efforts in the field of orchestral work (Concert Overture in E flat Major, symphonic poem Fate and Ideal), Bella's penetration into vocal lyrics (German and Czech lyrics), extensive religious compositions (especially Mass in B Minor for soloists, chorus and orchestra), and his first forays into the opera. Bella's domestic production from 1862 – 1881 was first a conscious effort to implement Slovak national music, and second a testament to the high level of Bella's adoption of current compositional achievement. Bella's activities in Sibiu (Transylvania) were associated particularly with the implementation of local music production and meant progressive distancing from the ideals of the foundations of national music. Bella's Sibiu work in no way is the sign of compositional resignation, but represents another personal developmental phase, which aimed to modernize the language of music in terms of the ideals of neo-romanticism (Sonata in B Minor for Piano, String Quartet in B flat Major, unfinished Symphony in C Minor). Bella also devoted a decade (1880 – 1890) to composing opera Kováč Wieland / Wieland der Schmied / Smith Wieland, representing the true culmination of his compositional efforts, and created dozens of sacred compositions (cantatas, motets, choirs, organ pieces), in which he synthesized his artistic ideas in the field of ecclesiastical composition. This part of Bella's work is still practically unknown, although undoubtedly represents the real peak of Bella's mature work. Bella's return to Slovakia anticipated the premiere of Kováč Wieland / Smith Wieland in the Slovak National Theatre April 28th 1926 (which aroused a new wave of discussions about the design of Slovak opera), but the real return represented Bella's efforts to follow up his early compositional ideals in the area of national music. With a new breath Bella wrote cantata compositions (Svadba Jánošíka / Wedding of Jánošík by Ján Botto, Divný zbojník / Strange Robber by Ondrej Bella), choirs and songs that were his homage to the ideas of youth. Bella's work stayed in the vein of the ever-expanding ideal of universalism. At the beginning he had the need to find a creative basis in Slovak folk songs, but the ideals of strict counterpoint, mediated by Simon Sechter, and neo-romantic artistic ideals, that Bella received from Eduard Reményi, led him to seek his own artistic path, familiarization with current compositional issues and set out for the highest artistic aspirations. The sharp contrast between his designated personal goals and the current local arts and social environment led him to several conflicts or crises, but they always meant the creation of a new synthetic quality. Bella's approach was led by folk songs and local church production to learn the creative ideals of romanticism and neo-romanticism (especially German provenance) and the ideals of Cecilian reform to neo-romantic Lutheran sacred compositions. Since Bella's work affected all of the musical genres of his time, it can be considered foundational to Slovak national music itself.”

 

(GODÁR, Vladimír: Ján Levoslav Bella. In: 100 slovenských skladateľov. Ed. Marián Jurík, Peter Zagar. Bratislava: Národné hudobné centrum, 1998, p. 35 – 36.)

Works

  • opera
  • Wieland der Schmied (Wieland the Smith)

    1880–90 TEXT: O. Schlemm after R. Wagner
  • other stage works
  • Jaroslav a Laura

    dramatic poem for tenor and orchestra
    1877 TEXT: V. Pok Poděbradský
    SCORING: t, orch
  • symphony orchestra
  • Fantasy on Motives of the Rákoczy March

    for orchestra
    1871 SCORING: orch
  • Overture in E flat Major

    1872–1873 SCORING: orch
  • Fate and Ideal

    symphonic poem
    1874 1874, rev. 1880, 23'
    SCORING: orch [4fl (2flp), 2ob, 2cl, 2fg, 4cr, 4tr, 3tn, tu, tp, 2ar, archi]
  • Symphony in C Minor

    fragment
    1881, frag. 1. časti SCORING: orch
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  • Overture to the operetta Hermina im Venusberg

    1886 SCORING: orch
  • Concert Piece in Hungarian Style

    1893 SCORING: orch
  • Siebenbürgen Land des Segens!

    1904 SCORING: orch
  • Symphony in B minor

    (Piano Sonata in B flat minor, instrumentation V. bokes
    1982 30'
    SCORING: orch: 3fl (1flp), 2ob, 4cl (2clb), 3fg (1cfg), 4cr, 2tr, 3tn, tu, tp, bat, 2ar, archi
  • Hallow of a Flag

    orch SCORING: orch
  • chamber orchestra
  • Rondo in D major

    for string orchestra
    1881 PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: archi
  • solo voice(s) and orchestra
  • Deus meus, ad te luce vigilo

    for soprano and orchestra
    SCORING: s, archi/orch
  • Diffusa est

    for soprano and strings
    SCORING: s, archi
  • Domine exaudi

    for soprano, alto and orchestra
    SCORING: s, a, orch (+fl, 2cl, archi ad lib.)
  • Ecce panis

    for bass and strings
    SCORING: b, archi (2vn, vl, cb)
  • Hodie Christus natus est

    for soprano and orchestra
    SCORING: s, orch (fl, 2cl, 2cr, 2tr, archi)
  • In Deo speravit

    for soprano and orchestra
    SCORING: s, orch
  • In te speravi

    for soprano and orchestra
    SCORING: s, orch
  • O salutaris hostia

    for alto and orchestra
    SCORING: a, orch
  • Offertorium Ave verum

    SCORING: s, fl, archi, org
  • Rorate coeli

    for soprano and orchestra
    SCORING: s, orch
  • Tantum ergo

    for solos and orchestra
    SCORING: s, t, 2b, orch
  • Ave Maria

    for alto, string orchestra and organ
    around 18?? SCORING: a, archi, org
  • Adiutor meus

    for soprano and orchestra
    1869–1881 5'
    SCORING: s, orch
  • Ave Maria

    for soprano, clarinet and string orchestra
    1869–1881 4'
    SCORING: s, cl, archi
  • Requiem

    for solo voices, choir and orchestra
    1869–1881 19'
    SCORING: s, a, t, b, CM, orch
  • Terra tremuit

    Offertory for soprano and string orchestra
    1869–1881 4' 20''
    SCORING: s, archi
  • Intende

    for soprano, violin, string orchestra and harmonium
    1870 4'
  • Labori in gemitu meo

    for soprano and strings
    1874 SCORING: s, archi
  • Mein Friedhof

    for soprano and orchestra
    1874 SCORING: s, orch
  • Sunday Mass No. 9 in D Minor

    1878 SCORING: s, a, t, b, fl, 2cl, 2cr, tr, tnb, tp, archi, harm
  • Gott höre mein Gebet

    for soprano and orchestra
    1881 SCORING: s, orch
  • Heil’ge Nacht

    for bass and orchestra
    1884 TEXT: R. Prutz
    SCORING: b, orch
  • Bergglocke (Weihnacht auf dem Friedhof)

    for soprano and orchestra
    1899 SCORING: s, orch
  • Ballade (aus den Lustigen Weibern)

    for solo voice and orchestra
    around 1905? TEXT: S. Mosenthal
    SCORING: v, orch
  • Credo

    for bass and orchestra
    1927 TEXT: J. Martinec
    SCORING: b, orch
  • solo voice(s), choir, and orchestra
  • Te Deum

    for alto, choir, orchestra and harmonium
    1869–1881 5'
    SCORING: a, CM, orch, harm
  • Messe B-Moll

    for solos, mixed choir, organ and orchestra
    1875–80 SCORING: vv, CM, orch, org
  • Mass in E flat Major

    for four voices, mixed choir and orchestra
    1880 SCORING: s, a, t, b, CM, orch: 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2fg, 2cr, 2tr, tnb, tp, archi
  • Ehre sei Gott!

    for soprano, mixed choir and orchestra
    1881 SCORING: s, CM, orch
  • Kirchenkantate Wende dich zu uns!

    for solos, choir and orchestra
    1881 SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden

    for soprano, bass, mixed choir, organ and orchestra
    1881 SCORING: s, b, CM, org, orch
  • Osterkantate Christus hat geliebt die Gemeine

    1881 SCORING: b, CM, orch
  • Passionskantate "Ach bis zum Tod"

    for bass, mixed choir and orchestra
    1881 SCORING: b, CM, orch
  • Reformationskantate Es täumelten

    for solos, choir and orchestra
    1881 SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • Reformationskantate Gott, sei mir gnädig

    for solos, choir and orchestra
    1881 SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • Wie lieblich ist deine Wohnung, o Herr!

    for solos, choir and orchestra
    1881 SCORING: vv, CM, orch
  • Apotheose

    1883–1890 TEXT: M. Guist
    SCORING: vv, CMa, CM, orch
  • Jánošík’s Wedding

    Cantata for solo voices, mixed choir and orchestra on Ján Botto's romance The Death of Jánošík
    1927 16'
    TEXT: J. Botto
    PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: s, t, br, CM, orch: 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2fg, 4cr, 2tr, 3tn, tp, bat, ar, archi
  • Strange Bandit

    for solos, choirs and orchestra
    1933 TEXT: O. Bella
    SCORING: vv, CF, CM, CMa, orch
  • choir and orchestra
  • Adorabo

    for mixed choir and orchestra
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Missa pro Die Dominica (in E flat dur)

    for mixed choir and orchestra
    SCORING: s, a, t, b, orch: fl, cl, 2tr, tn, tp, archi, org
  • Missa Stae Mariae (in A major)

    for mixed choir and orchestra
    SCORING: CM, fl, 2cl, 2tr, tn, archi
  • Pange lingua

    for mixed choir and orchestra
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Ave Maria

    for mixed choir and orchestra
    around 18?? SCORING: CM, orch
  • Veni sancte Spiritus

    for choir and string orchestra
    1866 5'
    SCORING: CM, archi
  • Sunday Mass No. 6 in C Major

    for mixed choir and orchestra
    1869–1880 SCORING: CM, fl, 2cl, 2cr, 2tr, tn, tp, archi, harm
  • Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo

    for choir and orchestra
    1869–1881 2' 30''
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Litaniae de Sanctissimo Nomine Jesu

    for choir and orchestra
    1869–1881 7'
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Protector noster

    for mixed choir and orchestra
    1869–1881 SCORING: CM, orch
  • Uns ist zum Heil ein Kind geboren

    Christmas Cantata
    1881 5' 30''
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Hymne an die Musik

    for mixed choir and orchestra
    1886 SCORING: CM, orch
  • An den Frühling

    for mixed choir and orchestra
    1905 TEXT: F. Schiller
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • Christmas

    for choir and orchestra (arr. Ľudovít Rajter)
    1925 1925, rev. 1946, 3' 30''
    TEXT: P. Bella-Horal
    SCORING: CM, orch
  • chamber works
  • If You See Along the Way a Blooming Flower

  • To the Dearest Beauty of Beauties

  • instrumental chamber works
  • Ad te Domine levavi

    1873 SCORING: v, org/archi
  • solo instrument
  • Lied ohne Worte (Song without Words)

    for harmonium
    PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: harm
  • piano or piano four hands
  • St Martin’s Quadrille (Slovak Quadrille)

    for piano
    1862 5' 33''
    SCORING: pf
  • Variations on the Slovak Folk Song "In Pressburg by the Danube"

    for piano
    1866 1866, rev. 1879, 5' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: pf
  • Little Pieces

    for piano
    1869–1877 11'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: pf
  • Kremnica Fire Brigade Polka

    1869–1881 1' 20''
    SCORING: pf
  • Variations on the Slovak Folk Song "A Swarn, A Swarn is Flying"

    for piano
    1872 4'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond, Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: pf
  • Sonatina in E Minor

    for piano
    1873 5' 06''
    PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: pf
  • Symphony in C Minor

    fragment (piano reduction of 1st and 2nd part)
    1881 PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: pf
  • Sonata in B flat Minor

    for piano
    1885 28'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: pf
  • Doll’s Holiday

    Waltz for Piano Duet Linka na predaj partitúry, Odkaz sa otvorí v novom okne
    1927 2'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: pf4m
  • organ
  • Am Heldenfriedhof

    fantasia for organ
    PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: org
  • Drei Stücke (Three Pieces)

    for organ
    1881 PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: org
  • Phantasie-Sonate d-moll (Fantasia-Sonata in D Minor)

    around 1881–90? PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum, HF
    SCORING: org
  • Orgelbuch

    1900 SCORING: org
  • Choral Trilogy „Gottvertrauen“

    for organ
    1916 PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum, Hudobný fond
    SCORING: org
  • Fantasia on the Choral "Christus, der ist mein Leben"

    for organ
    1918 SCORING: org
  • two instruments
  • Sonatina in G major

    for violin and piano
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Song Without Words

    for violin and piano
    1874 PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Contemplations

    for violin and piano
    1875 PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Rêveries

    (2nd version of Dumky)
    1875 PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Serenade

    for cello and piano
    1879 PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: vc, pf
  • In Foreign Parts

    for violin and piano, (3rd version of Dumky/Contemplations)
    1923 PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • three instruments
  • Elegy

    for three instruments
    1870 PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: vn, fg/vc/harm, pf
  • Sonata No. 1 in G major

    for three violins in first position
    1890 PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: 3vn
  • Sonata No. 2 in E flat major

    for three violins in first position
    1909 PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: 3vn
  • piano trio
  • Trio

    1870, frag. PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: vn, vc, pf
  • string quartet
  • String Quartet No. 1 in G minor

    Linka na predaj partitúry, Odkaz sa otvorí v novom okne 1866 PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • Christmas Sonata in F major

    1866, strat./lost SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 2 in E Minor in Hungarian Style

    Linka na predaj partitúry, Odkaz sa otvorí v novom okne 1871 PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond, Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • String Quartet No. 3 C minor Op. 25

    1880 1880, rev. 1918
    PUBLISHER: HF, Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
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  • String Quartet No. 4 in B flat major

    Linka na predaj partitúry, Odkaz sa otvorí v novom okne 1887 16'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond, Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • Nocturne

    for string quartet Linka na predaj partitúry, Odkaz sa otvorí v novom okne
    1930 7'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • five instruments
  • String Quintet in D minor

    1868 PUBLISHER: Hudobné centrum
    SCORING: 2vn, 2vl, vc
  • vocal-instrumental chamber works
  • Benedicta et venerabilis

    for voice and wind instruments
    SCORING: v, 2fl, ob, 2cl, 2cr, fg
  • Missa brevis (in E flat major)

    for voice and organ
    PUBLISHER: Závodský
    SCORING: v, org
  • Ave Rex

    for soprano, violin and harmonium
    1869–1881 4' 20''
    SCORING: s, vn, harm
  • Verbum caro

    for soprano, two violins and two violas
    1869–1881 5' 30''
    SCORING: s, 2vn, 2vl
  • Weihnachtslied. Der heil’ge Christ ist ’kommen

    for voice and organ
    1881 TEXT: E. M. Arndt
    SCORING: v, org
  • Saul und David Op. 7

    for bass and organ
    1883 TEXT: A. Graf von Platen
    SCORING: b, org
  • Ave Maria!

    for soprano, tenor and organ
    1930 SCORING: s, t, org
  • solo voice(s) with piano accompaniment
  • Blauer Himmel

    for voice and piano
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Ernst im Herzen

    for voice and piano
    TEXT: J. Grasberger
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Es liebt sich so lieblich im Lenze (Die Wellen blinken)

    for voice and piano
    TEXT: H. Heine
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Grief of the Orphan

    for voice and piano
    TEXT: P. Bella-Horal
    SCORING: v, pf
  • I Conjure You

    for soprano and piano
    TEXT: P. Bella-Horal
    SCORING: s, pf
  • In Our Orchard

    for soprano and piano
    TEXT: P. Bella-Horal
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Liebe

    for voice and piano
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Mondnacht (Aus den Fliegenden Blättern)

    for bass and piano
    TEXT: anonym
    SCORING: b, pf
  • Our Gate

    for soprano and piano
    TEXT: P. Bella-Horal
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Sparks

    for voice and piano
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Weiche nicht, o süsser Traum

    for bass and piano
    TEXT: C. H. Preller
    SCORING: b, pf
  • Pange lingua

    for voice and piano
    1863–65 SCORING: v, pf
  • Drei Lieder Op. 2

    for voice and piano
    around 187? TEXT: A. Träger, H. Heine, J. Grasberger
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Mag da draussen Schnee sich türmen

    for voice and piano
    1874 TEXT: H. Heine
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Mein Friedhof

    for soprano and piano
    1874 TEXT: J. Grasberger
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Two Songs

    for voice and piano
    1874 1874, rev. 1923
    TEXT: E. Krásnohorská
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Du schwebst mir vor

    for voice and piano
    1877 SCORING: v, pf
  • Ich habe Dich geliebet

    for voice and piano
    1877 TEXT: H. Heine
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Was du mir bist (Du bist die Sonne)

    for voice and piano
    1877 TEXT: Hoffmann v. Fallersleben
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Frauenliebe

    for voice and piano
    1880 TEXT: L. von Ploennies
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Vier Lieder Op. 5

    1880 TEXT: J. Grosse, H. Krebs, L. Bowitsch, J. N. Enders
    SCORING: ?
  • Drei Lieder Op. 12

    for voice and piano
    1881–82 TEXT: H. Heine, L. Pfau, J. N. Enders
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Gott ist die Liebe

    for bass and piano/organ
    1884 SCORING: b, pf/org
  • Juhász legény

    for soprano and piano
    1905 TEXT: S. Petöfi
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Románc

    for soprano and piano
    1905 TEXT: G. Lauka
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Mother over a Cradle

    for soprano and piano
    1924 TEXT: P. Bella-Horal
    SCORING: s, pf
  • Seven Days

    for voice and orchestra
    1924 TEXT: J. Jesenský
    SCORING: v, pf
  • We Would Fall

    for voice and piano
    1924 TEXT: P. Bella-Horal
    SCORING: v, pf
  • Piper Filúš

    for tenor and piano
    1927 TEXT: Ľ. Podjavorinská
    SCORING: t, pf
  • folklore adaptations
  • Slovak Quartets. I. book

    1863 SCORING: CMa
  • Slovak Quartets, II. book

    1865 SCORING: CMa
  • Four Slovak National Songs

    1918 10'
    SCORING: vv, CM
  • Nine Slovak National Songs

    for mixed choir
    1918 SCORING: CM
  • choral
  • Feast of Slovakia

  • mixed choir
  • Missa Es dur

    SCORING: CM
  • Die drei Sterne

    pre barytón a miešaný zbor
    TEXT: Th. Körner
    SCORING: br, CM
  • Frühlings Hochzeit

    for mixed choir
    TEXT: O. Schlemm
    SCORING: CM
  • Missa in C

    SCORING: CM
  • Missa in F

    SCORING: CM
  • Zum Waldfest

    for mixed choir
    TEXT: Schuller
    SCORING: CM
  • Cum Audisse populus

    around 18?? SCORING: s, a, b
  • Slavonic Pater Noster Op. 3

    for mixed choir
    1863 SCORING: CM
  • Emitte Spiritum

    for two mixed choirs
    1873 3' 30''
    SCORING: 2CM
  • Christus factus est

    for mixed choir
    1873 5'
    SCORING: CM
  • Trauerlied

    for mixed choir
    1873 SCORING: CM
  • Psalm 126

    for mixed choir
    1881 SCORING: CM
  • Zum Jubiläum

    for mixed choir
    1881 SCORING: CM
  • Vierstimmiges Choralbuch

    for mixed choir
    1898 spoluaut: O. Wermann, SCORING: CM
  • First Christmas

    for mixed choir
    1924 SCORING: 2s, 2a, 2t, 2b
  • Choir to the Nomination of Rector

    1925 SCORING: CM
  • Christmas

    for mixed choir
    1925 TEXT: P. Bella-Horal
    SCORING: CM
  • Eagle, a Bird

    1929 TEXT: J. Kráľ
    SCORING: 2vf, 4vm
  • Czechoslovak State Hymn

    for mixed choir
    1934 SCORING: CM
  • male choir
  • Missa quatuor vocibus B dur

    SCORING: CMa
  • Antiphonae pro diebus Rogationum (B dur)

    for male choir
    SCORING: CMa
  • Antiphonae pro Dominica Palm

    for male choir
    SCORING: CMa
  • Epigramma

    for male choir
    TEXT: Š. Krčméry
    SCORING: CMa
  • Genug gesorgt

    for male choir
    SCORING: CMa
  • Let's Like Each Other

    TEXT: P. Bella-Horal
    SCORING: CMa
  • Missa

    SCORING: CMa
  • Prostrati ante thronum. Melodia antiqua, virorum vocibus accomodavit

    for male choir
    SCORING: CMa
  • Song of the Folk

    for male choir
    SCORING: CMa
  • Te Deum

    for male choir
    SCORING: CMa
  • Three Compositions to the Palm Holiday

    for male choir
    SCORING: CMa
  • To Mother Glory

    TEXT: Somolický
    SCORING: CMa
  • Veni sancte

    for male choir
    SCORING: CMa
  • Would Be Sunday

    for male choir
    TEXT: J. Jesenský
    SCORING: CMa
  • Búcsúhangok

    for male choir
    1863 SCORING: CMa
  • Jesu Redemptor. Quattuor virorum vocibus

    for male choir
    1864 SCORING: CMa
  • Missa in B

    for male choir
    1864 SCORING: CMa
  • Reflexion

    for male choir
    1864, rev. 1928 TEXT: A. Sládkovič
    SCORING: CMa
  • Ave maris Stella

    for male choir
    1865 SCORING: CMa
  • Missa virorum polyphoniae adaptata Op. 6 (in E flat major)

    for male choir
    1865 SCORING: CMa
  • Rorate coeli

    for male choir
    1865 SCORING: CMa
  • Stabat Mater

    for male choir
    1865 SCORING: CMa
  • Haec dies Op. 8

    for male choir
    1865–66 SCORING: CMa
  • That Day

    for male choir
    1866 SCORING: CMa
  • Ave Regina

    for male choir
    1867 SCORING: CMa
  • Missa brevis, virorum cantui accomodata (in G major)

    for male choir
    1867 SCORING: CMa
    Audio icon
  • Prayer of St. Cyrill Op. 15

    1869 SCORING: CMa
  • Tu es Petrus, Cantus Solemnis Op. 20

    for two male choirs
    1869 SCORING: 2CMa
  • Psalmi ad Vesperas

    for male choir
    1870–74 SCORING: CMa
  • A’ friedsame Mensch

    1881 TEXT: Crassus
    SCORING: CMa
  • Auswandererlied, Vlämische Volksweise

    for male choir
    1881 TEXT: folk.
    SCORING: CMa
  • Blau und rot

    for male choir
    1881 TEXT: E. Kühlbrandt
    SCORING: CMa
  • Einem Freunde

    for male choir
    1881 TEXT: N. Lenau
    SCORING: CMa
  • Gedächtnisfeier eines verdienstvollen Menschen

    for male choir
    1881 SCORING: CMa
  • Rasch tritt der Tod

    for male choir
    1881 TEXT: F. Schiller
    SCORING: CMa
  • Zieh’ ein zu deinen Toren

    for male choir
    1881 SCORING: CMa
  • Zuversicht

    for male choir
    1881 SCORING: CMa
  • Frühlingsmotette

    for mixed choir
    1882 SCORING: CMa
  • Die Ergebung der Witwe

    for male choir
    1900 TEXT: Crassus
    SCORING: CMa
  • Hausbrauch

    for male choir
    1900 TEXT: Crassus
    SCORING: CMa
  • Kuno’s Ritt

    for male choir
    1900 TEXT: Crassus
    SCORING: CMa
  • Parallele

    for male choir
    1900 SCORING: CMa
  • Trost im Leid

    for male choir
    1900 TEXT: Crassus
    SCORING: CMa
  • Wunsch und Erfüllung

    for male choir
    1900 TEXT: Crassus
    SCORING: CMa
  • Drei ernste Gesänge

    for male choir
    1901 TEXT: E. Grün, O. Schlemm, F. S. Höchsmann
    SCORING: CMa
  • Vier heitere Gesänge. Offenbarung

    for male choir
    1901 TEXT: Crassus
    SCORING: CMa
  • Gelübde

    for male choir
    1917 TEXT: R. Lederhilger
    SCORING: CMa
  • How Is It?

    1924 TEXT: P. Bella-Horal
    SCORING: CMa
  • To Christmas

    for mixed choir
    1924 TEXT: Š. Krčméry
    SCORING: CMa
  • Moyses-Kuzmány

    for male choir
    1927 SCORING: CMa
  • Motto of the West Slovakia County of Singers

    for male choir
    1928 SCORING: CMa
  • female choir
  • From "Gypsy Melodies"

    for female choir
    SCORING: CF
  • choir with instruments
  • Lobe den Herrn! Geistlicher Festgesang

    for mixed choir and orchestra
    1881 SCORING: CM, orch/archi
  • O komm, mein Heiland

    for mixed choir and brass instruments
    1881 SCORING: CM, ottoni
  • So nimm denn meine Hände

    for female choir and organ
    1881 SCORING: CF, org
  • Verzage nicht, du Häuflein klein

    for mixed choir and brass instruments
    1881 SCORING: CM, 2tr, 2cr, 3tn, tu
  • Weihelied

    for mixed choir and wind instruments
    1881 SCORING: CM, fiati
  • Zur Trauung

    for mixed choir and organ
    1881 SCORING: CM, org
  • Schönes Waldland

    for male choir and brass orchestra
    1884 SCORING: CMa, 2tr, 3cr ,euf, 3tn, tu
  • soloists, choir and instruments
  • Im vollem Frieden

    for alto, male choir and organ/harmonium
    SCORING: a, CMa, org/harm

Bibliography

  • Books
  • LENGOVÁ, Jana (ed.): Ján Levoslav Bella v kontexte európskej hudobnej kultúry
    1993 Ján Levoslav Bella Foundation, Banská Bystrica 1993
  • ČÍŽIK, Vladimír – LENGOVÁ, Jana (ed.): Exegi monumentum. Ján Levoslav Bella (1843–1936). Život a dielo v obrazových dokumentoch
    1992 Banská Bystrica 1992
  • ZAVARSKÝ, Ernest: Ján Levoslav Bella. Život a dielo
    1955 Bratislava 1955
  • BURLAS, Ladislav: Život a dielo J. L. Bellu
    1953 Bratislava 1953
  • HUDEC, Konštantín: J. L. Bella
    1937 Praha 1937
  • OREL, Dobroslav: Ján Levoslav Bella
    1924 Bratislava 1924
  • Studies (Book Chapters, Dictionary Entries, Scholarly Articles)
  • LENGOVÁ , Jana: The Ballad principle in Works of Ján Levoslav Bella and Tadeáš Salva
    2013 Musicologica Slovaca, Bratislava year 30, 2013, no. 1, p. 58-76
  • KÔPKA, František: Neznáme články Jána Levoslava Bellu
    2007 Hudobný život year 39, 2007, no. 7-8, p. 45 – 49
  • HRNČIAROVÁ, Žofia: Význam sakrílnej zborovej tvorby J.L. Bellu v kontexte ceciliánskej reformy
    2006 Cantus Choralis Slovaca 2006. Zborník materiálov z VII. medzinárodného sympózia o zborovom speve v Banskej Bystrici, Banská Bystrica year 7, 2006, p. 54-58
  • LENGOVÁ, Jana: K životu a tvorbe Jána Levoslava Bellu
    2006 Hudobný život year 38, 2006, no. 11-12, p. 49 – 51
  • LENGOVÁ, Jana: Der protestantische Choral im musikalischen Schaffen von Ján Levoslav Bella
    1996 Slovenská hudba year 22, 1996, no. 3-4, p. 514–520
  • HRUŠOVSKÝ, Ivan: Bellovské reminiscencie
    1993 Hudobný život year 25, 1993, no. 16, p. 5
  • NOVÁČEK, Zdenko: J. L. Bella, veľká postava slovenskej histórie
    1953 Hudobnovedný zborník Slovenskej akadémie vied, Bratislava 1953
  • ZAGIBA, František: Johann L. Bella (1843–1936) und das Wiener Musikleben
    1953 Wien 1953
  • POTÚČEK, Juraj: Bibliografia tlačených diel a literatúry o J. L. Bellovi
    1953 Hudobnovedný sborník SAV I., Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava 1953
  • BOKESOVÁ, Zdenka: Návrat J. L. Bellu na Slovensko
    (Listy Jána Levoslava Bellu synovi Rudolfovi z rokov 1925 – 1936)
    1944 Liptovský Svätý Mikuláš 1944
  • POTÚČEK, Juraj: Bibliografia literatúry o J. L. Bellovi (1953–1992)
    Ján Levoslav Bella v kontexte európskej hudobnej kultúry. Nadácia Jána Levoslava Bellu. Banská Bystrica 1993
  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • ŠTÚŇ, Marián: Tri storočia klasiky v Trnave
    2019 Hudobný život year 51, 2019, no. 9, p. 2
  • DOHNALOVÁ, Lýdia: Mucha Quartet: Štyria hudci [recenzia CD]
    2019 Hudobný život year 51, 2019, no. 5, p. 38
  • MEDŇANSKÝ, Karol: Veľký hudobný sviatok na Šariši
    2018 Hudobný život year 50, 2018, no. 11, p. 6 – 7
  • KOLÁŘ, Robert: Konvergencie 2018
    Československá noc komornej hudby
    2018 Hudobný život year 50, 2018, no. 10, p. 4 – 5
  • LADIČ, Branko: Alma nox [recenzia CD]
    2018 Hudobný život year 50, 2018, no. 7-8, p. 56 – 57
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Mucha Quartet, F. Jaro : J. L. Bella, A. Dvořák [recenzia CD]
    2018 Hudobný život year 50, 2018, no. 7-8, p. 56
  • MIŠKOVIČOVÁ, Eva: Modlitbičky a projekt "troch B" v Banskej Bystrici
    2018 Hudobný život year 50, 2018, no. 1-2, p. 15
  • TICHÝ, Stanislav: Hudobné podujatia k 500. výročiu reformácie
    Reformačné dni v Bratislave-Starom Meste
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 12, p. 11
  • URBANČÍKOVÁ, Lýdia: Nová sezóna Štátnej filharmónie Košice
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 11, p. 23
  • TICHÝ, Stanislav: BHS 2017
    Octet Singers a ŠKO
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 11, p. 12–13
  • GABRIELOVÁ, Jarmila: A Tribute to Ján Levoslav Bella (1843–1936) [recenzia CD]
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 1-2, p. 51–52
  • SCHWARZBACHER, Jozef: Bratislavské hudobné slávnosti 2016
    Domáce orchestre: Bella, Beethoven, Dvořák
    2017 Hudobný život year 49, 2017, no. 1-2, p. 10
  • TURÁK, František: Epoché / Nová slovenská hudba
    Klavírna sonáta na Slovensku
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 12, p. 8
  • DOHNALOVÁ, Lýdia: K úvodu žilinskej koncertnej sezóny
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 11, p. 13
  • STÝBLOVÁ, Magdaléna: Ars Organi Nitra
    9. ročník, 1. – 29. mája, mesto Nitra, Cirkevný zbor ECAV v Nitre
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 7-8, p. 5
  • BERGER, Igor: Na podporu Domu Albrechtovcov
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 6, p. 3
  • HORKAY, Tamás: Ján Levoslav Bella : Complete Piano Works [recenzia CD]
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 5, p. 36
  • PLANKOVÁ, Eva: Záver BHS patril Bellovi aj Čajkovskému
    2013 (15. 10.) Pravda year 23, 2013 (15. 10.), no. 240, p. 33
  • STÝBLOVÁ, Magdaléna: Profil klavírneho Bellu na jedinom koncerte
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 4, p. 4
  • ŠIŠKOVÁ, Ingeborg: Mirbach v znamení pestrého dramaturgicko-interpretačného mixu
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 4, p. 3
  • GREŠOVÁ, Adriana: Organ v Tůmovej decentnej a farebne objavnej registrácii
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 12, p. 3
  • HORKAY, Tamás: BHS 2013
    Kvalitný, no príliš dlhý...
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 11, p. 6
  • BERGER, Igor: BHS 2013
    Fedosejevov ajkovskij jedným z vrcholov BHS
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 11, p. 7
  • STÝBLOVÁ, Magdaléna: V Pálffyho paláci nielen Dvořák
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 10, p. 8
  • ŠIŠKOVÁ, Ingeborg: Spomienka na Jána Levoslava Bellu
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 10, p. 8
  • ALEXANDER, Juraj: Albrechtina
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 1-2, p. 5
  • TICHÝ, Stanislav: Albrechtina
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 1-2, p. 5
  • TICHÝ, Stanislav: Slovenská filharmónia
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 7–8, p. 2
  • JAKUBEK, Slavomír: Slovenská filharmónia
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 6, p. 3
  • MARTON, Ivan: Albrechtina
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 7–8, p. 8
  • KUBANDOVÁ, Janka: Nedeľné matiné v Mirbachovom paláci
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 7–8, p. 6
  • PUŠKÁŠOVÁ, Melánia: Albrechtina
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 7–8, p. 8–9
  • URBANČÍKOVÁ, Lýdia: Medzinárodný organový festival Ivana Sokola 2011
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 11, p. 9
  • DOHNALOVÁ, Lýdia: Festivalové fragmenty
    2007 Slovenská hudba year 33, 2007, no. 2, p. 305–307
  • ŠUBA, Andrej: Osudy a ideály
    2006 (18.12.) Týždeň 2006 (18.12.), no. 51-52, p. 86 – 89
  • GODÁR, Vladimír: Trochu pravdy o Godárovi – testament editora
    2004 Slovenská hudba year 30, 2004, no. 4, p. 621–638
  • LENGOVÁ, Jana: Ešte raz pravda o Bellovi
    2004 Slovenská hudba year 30, 2004, no. 3, p. 380–408
  • GODÁR, Vladimír: Trochu pravdy o Bellovi – pohľad editora
    2003 Slovenská hudba year 29, 2003, no. 3-4, p. 559–567
  • SCHMIDTOVÁ, Alexandra: Ján Levoslav Bella: Sláčikové kvarteto g mol, Sláčikové kvarteto B dur [recenzia notového vydania]
    2003 Slovenská hudba year 29, 2003, no. 3-4, p. 549–551
  • BLAHYNKA, Miloslav: Bella vo Viedni
    1994 Hudobný život year 26, 1994, no. 3, p. 2
  • URSÍNYOVÁ, Terézia: Dni J. L. Bellu (23. – 25. septembra 1993)
    Kováč Wieland
    1993 Hudobný život year 25, 1993, no. 19, p. 5
  • ČÁRSKA, Etela – Földešová, Marta: Dni J. L. Bellu (23. – 25. septembra 1993)
    Komorné koncerty
    1993 Hudobný život year 25, 1993, no. 19, p. 5
  • Analyses of Works
  • ZAVARSKÝ, Ernest: J. L. Bella: Skladba c mol pre klavír
    1958 Slovenská hudba year 2, 1958, no. 10, p. 424–428
  • Personal bibliography
  • Eine Orgel unserer Zeit (Separát)
    1893 Hermannstadt 1893
  • Myšlienky o vývine národnej hudby a slovenského spevu
    1873 Letopis Matice slovenskej X, zv. II 1873, p. 10–29
  • Podmienky a základy národnej hudby slovenskej
    1872 Hudební listy III 1872, no. 16, p. 127–129
  • Slovenská hudba a spev slovenský
    1869 Dalibor VIII 1869, no. 8, p. 57–58
  • Jarnie kvety. Skalica 1863 (31 básní)

Discography

  • Photo:
    2019 CD – Pavian Records
    1. Eugen Suchoň: When The Wolves Met ESD 79/2b
      Juraj Tomka (vn), Mucha Quartet, Jozef Ostrolucký (vn), Veronika Kubešová (vl), Pavol Mucha (vc)
    2. Eugen Suchoň: A Falcon Flew Over ESD 79/3b
      Juraj Tomka (vn), Mucha Quartet, Jozef Ostrolucký (vn), Veronika Kubešová (vl), Pavol Mucha (vc)
    3. Ilja Zeljenka: Musica Slovaca
      Juraj Tomka (vn), Mucha Quartet, Jozef Ostrolucký (vn), Veronika Kubešová (vl), Pavol Mucha (vc)
    4. Ján Levoslav Bella: Nocturne
      Mucha Quartet, Juraj Tomka (vn), Jozef Ostrolucký (vn), Veronika Kubešová (vl), Pavol Mucha (vc)
    5. Ján Levoslav Bella: String Quartet No. 2 in E Minor in Hungarian Style – Intermezzo (alla zingara)
      Mucha Quartet, Juraj Tomka (vn), Jozef Ostrolucký (vn), Veronika Kubešová (vl), Pavol Mucha (vc)
    6. Alexander Albrecht: Scherzo
      Mucha Quartet, Juraj Tomka (vn), Jozef Ostrolucký (vn), Veronika Kubešová (vl), Pavol Mucha (vc)
    7. Alexander Moyzes: Four Fiddlers Op. 57
      Mucha Quartet, Juraj Tomka (vn), Jozef Ostrolucký (vn), Veronika Kubešová (vl), Pavol Mucha (vc)
  • Photo:
    2017 CD – Discant DK 0174-2231
    1. Ján Levoslav Bella: Christmas
      Lúčnica Choir, Elena Matušová (zbm.), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Kokoš (dir.)
    2. Ján Levoslav Bella: Uns ist zum Heil ein Kind geboren
      Lúčnica Choir, Elena Matušová (zbm.), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Kokoš (dir.)
    3. Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský: Missa pastoralis Alma nox
      Lúčnica Choir, Elena Matušová (zbm.), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Kokoš (dir.)
    4. Ilja Zeljenka: Missa serena
      Martin Mikuš (bbr), Lúčnica Choir, Elena Matušová (zbm.), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Kokoš (dir.)
  • Photo: Mucha Quartet, Filip Jaro : Ján Levoslav Bella, Antonín Dvořák MUCHA QUARTET, FILIP JARO : JÁN LEVOSLAV BELLA, ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK
    2017 CD – Discant DK0170-2131
    1. Ján Levoslav Bella: String Quartet No. 2 in E Minor in Hungarian Style
      Mucha Quartet, Juraj Tomka (vn), Jozef Ostrolucký (vn), Veronika Kubešová (vl), Pavol Mucha (vc)
    2. Antonín Dvořák: String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77
      Mucha Quartet, Juraj Tomka (vn), Jozef Ostrolucký (vn), Veronika Kubešová (vl), Pavol Mucha (vc), Filip Jaro (cb)
    3. Antonín Dvořák: Nocturne, Op. 40
      Mucha Quartet, Juraj Tomka (vn), Jozef Ostrolucký (vn), Veronika Kubešová (vl), Pavol Mucha (vc), Filip Jaro (cb)
  • Photo: A Tribute to Ján Levoslav Bella (1843 – 1936) A TRIBUTE TO JÁN LEVOSLAV BELLA (1843 – 1936)
    2016 CD – DDD 292033
    1. Ján Levoslav Bella: Mass in E flat Major
      Eva Šušková (s), Lucie Hilscherová (a), Juraj Hollý (t), Tomáš Šelc (b), Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno, Petr Fiala (zbm.), Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, David Porcelijn (dir.)
    2. Ján Levoslav Bella: Deus meus, ad te luce vigilo
      Eva Šušková (s), Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, David Porcelijn (dir.)
    3. Ján Levoslav Bella: Heil’ge Nacht
      Tomáš Šelc (b), Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, David Porcelijn (dir.)
    4. Ján Levoslav Bella: Bergglocke (Weihnacht auf dem Friedhof)
      Eva Šušková (s), Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, David Porcelijn (dir.)
    5. Ján Levoslav Bella: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
      Eva Šušková (s), Tomáš Šelc (b), Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno, Petr Fiala (zbm.), Janácek Philharmonic Ostrava, David Porcelijn (dir.)
    6. Ján Levoslav Bella: Concert Piece in Hungarian Style
      Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, David Porcelijn (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: Ján Levoslav Bella – Complete Piano Works JÁN LEVOSLAV BELLA – COMPLETE PIANO WORKS
    2013 CD – Pavlik Records PA 0114-2-131
    1. Ján Levoslav Bella: Sonata in B flat Minor
      Peter Pažický (pf)
    2. Ján Levoslav Bella: Sonatina in E Minor
      Peter Pažický (pf)
    3. Ján Levoslav Bella: Variations on the Slovak Folk Song "In Pressburg by the Danube"
      Peter Pažický (pf)
    4. Ján Levoslav Bella: Variations on the Slovak Folk Song "A Swarn, A Swarn is Flying"
      Peter Pažický (pf)
    5. Ján Levoslav Bella: Little Pieces
      Peter Pažický (pf)
    6. Ján Levoslav Bella: St Martin’s Quadrille (Slovak Quadrille)
      Peter Pažický (pf)
    7. Ján Levoslav Bella: Kremnica Fire Brigade Polka
      Peter Pažický (pf)
    8. Ján Levoslav Bella: Doll’s Holiday
      Peter Pažický (pf4m), Martin Chudada (pf4m)
  • 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: Ján Levoslav Bella : Church Music JÁN LEVOSLAV BELLA : CHURCH MUSIC
    2009 CD – Scriptorium Musicum 1624-001-2
    1. Ján Levoslav Bella: Te Deum
      Angelika Zajícová (a), Bratislava Conservatory Choir, Dušan Bill (zbm.), Solamente naturali, Miloš Valent (umv.), Andrew Parrott (dir.)
    2. Ján Levoslav Bella: Adiutor meus
      Emily Van Evera (s), Solamente naturali, Miloš Valent (umv.), Andrew Parrott (dir.)
    3. Ján Levoslav Bella: Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo
      Bratislava Conservatory Choir, Dušan Bill (zbm.), Solamente naturali, Miloš Valent (umv.), Andrew Parrott (dir.)
    4. Ján Levoslav Bella: Verbum caro
      Emily Van Evera (s), Miloš Valent (vn), Ľubica Habart (vn), Peter Vrbinčík (vl), Lydie Cillerová (vl)
    5. Ján Levoslav Bella: Christus factus est
      Bratislava Conservatory Choir, Dušan Bill (dir.)
    6. Ján Levoslav Bella: Ave Rex
      Emily Van Evera (s), Miloš Valent (vn), Soma Dinyés (harm)
    7. Ján Levoslav Bella: Veni sancte Spiritus
      Bratislava Conservatory Choir, Dušan Bill (zbm.), Solamente naturali, Miloš Valent (zbm.), Andrew Parrott (dir.)
    8. Ján Levoslav Bella: Terra tremuit
      Emily Van Evera (s), Solamente naturali, Miloš Valent (umv.), Andrew Parrott (dir.)
    9. Ján Levoslav Bella: Litaniae de Sanctissimo Nomine Jesu
      Hilda Gulyásová (s), Angelika Zajícová (a), Maroš Klátik (t), Bratislava Conservatory Choir, Dušan Bill (zbm.), Solamente naturali, Miloš Valent (umv.), Andrew Parrott (dir.)
    10. Ján Levoslav Bella: Intende
      Emily Van Evera (s), Solamente naturali, Miloš Valent (umv.), Andrew Parrott (dir.)
    11. Ján Levoslav Bella: Emitte Spiritum
      Bratislava Conservatory Choir, Dušan Bill (dir.)
    12. Ján Levoslav Bella: Ave Maria
      Emily Van Evera (s), Róbert Šebesta (cl), Solamente naturali, Miloš Valent (umv.), Andrew Parrott (dir.)
    13. Ján Levoslav Bella: Requiem
      Emily Van Evera (s), Angelika Zajícová (a), Roman Bajzík (t), Tomáš Šelc (b), Bratislava Conservatory Choir, Dušan Bill (zbm.), Solamente naturali, Miloš Valent (umv.), Andrew Parrott (dir.)
  • Photo:
    2007 CD – Pavlik Records PA 0059-2-031
    1. Ladislav Kupkovič: Suite
      Archi di Slovakia
    2. Ján Levoslav Bella: Rondo in D major
      Archi di Slovakia
    3. Milan Novák: Suite in Old Style
      Archi di Slovakia
    4. Vladimír Godár: Emmeleia
      Archi di Slovakia
    5. Ilja Zeljenka: Musica slovaca
      Archi di Slovakia
    6. Eugen Suchoň: Serenade op. 5 ESD 50b
      Archi di Slovakia
  • Photo: Ján Levoslav Bella – Chamber Music JÁN LEVOSLAV BELLA – CHAMBER MUSIC
    2006 CD – Music Centre Slovakia HC 10008-10
    1. Ján Levoslav Bella: String Quartet No. 1 in G minor
    2. Ján Levoslav Bella: String Quartet No. 2 in E Minor in Hungarian Style
    3. Ján Levoslav Bella: String Quartet No. 3 C minor Op. 25
    4. Ján Levoslav Bella: String Quartet No. 4 in B flat major
    5. Ján Levoslav Bella: String Quintet in D minor
    6. Ján Levoslav Bella: Sonata No. 1 in G major
    7. Ján Levoslav Bella: Sonata No. 2 in E flat major
    8. Ján Levoslav Bella: Nocturne
  • Photo: Ján Levoslav Bella – Compositions for Organ JÁN LEVOSLAV BELLA – COMPOSITIONS FOR ORGAN
    2006 CD – Music Centre Slovakia HC 10011
    1. Ján Levoslav Bella: Drei Stücke (Three Pieces)
      Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
    2. Ján Levoslav Bella: Phantasie-Sonate d-moll (Fantasia-Sonata in D Minor)
      Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
    3. Ján Levoslav Bella: Choral Trilogy „Gottvertrauen“
      Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
    4. Ján Levoslav Bella: Am Heldenfriedhof
      Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
    5. Ján Levoslav Bella: Missa brevis (in E flat major)
      Jozef Benci (b), Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
  • Photo: Jolana Fogašová: Uspávanky/Lullaby JOLANA FOGAŠOVÁ: USPÁVANKY/LULLABY
    2002 CD – Esko Art Agency EO 0001 2 231
    1. Traditional: Dobrú noc, má milá / arr. Peter Zagar:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Alexander Oborník (vn), Marián Banda (vl), Eva Schranzová (vc), Ján Salay (pf), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    2. Gabriel Fauré: Les Berceaux / arr. Kristian Seidmann:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Peter Cvečka (cl), Gabriel Končer (cl), Norbert Ďurček (fg), Dušan Dočkal (vc), Ľudovíta Tkáčiková (ar), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    3. Johannes Brahms: Wiegenlied / arr. Kristian Seidmann:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Peter Cvečka (cl), Gabriel Končer (cl), Jozef Eliáš (clb), Michal Mikušiak (tr), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    4. Bedřich Smetana: Hajej můj andílku; Letela bělounká holubička; Hubička / arr. Peter Zagar:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Jana Gazdíková (fl), Jaroslav Harvan (fl), Cyril Šikula (fl), Štefan Filas (vn), Ľubomír Ďuriš (vl), Eva Schranzová (vc), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    5. Hugo Wolf: Wiegenlied (Im Sommer) / arr. Peter Zagar:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Štefan Filas (vn), Alexander Oborník (vn), Marián Banda (vl), Eva Schranzová (vc), Kristian Seidmann (cel, sp), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    6. Antonín Dvořák: Dobrú noc, má milá / arr. Kristian Seidmann:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Cyril Šikula (fl), Rastislav Suchan (tr), Štefan Filas (vn), Alexander Oborník (vn), Marián Banda (vl), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    7. Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov: Kolybeľnaya / arr. Peter Zagar:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Gabriel Končer (cl), Peter Cvečka (cl), Ján Salay (pf), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    8. Jindřich Jindřich: Tichý večer / arr. Peter Zagar:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Jaroslav Harvan (fl), Dominika Janošíková-Haramiová (fla), Štefan Filas (vn), Ľubomír Ďuriš (vl), Ľudovíta Tkáčiková (ar), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    9. Max Reger: Mariä Wiegenlied / arr. Kristian Seidmann:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Cyril Šikula (fl), Vladislava Fabianová (ob), Gabriel Končer (cl), Jozef Eliáš (clb), Dušan Dočkal (vc), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    10. Vítězslav Novák: Jasná noc / arr. Kristian Seidmann:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Jana Gazdíková (fl), Cyril Šikula (fl), Ľudovíta Tkáčiková (ar), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    11. Jan Malát: Měsíčná noc / arr. Kristian Seidmann:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Zdenko Bojtoš (ci), Ľudovíta Tkáčiková (ar), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    12. Ján Levoslav Bella: Mother over a Cradle
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Vladislava Fabianová (ob), Štefan Filas (vn), Alexander Oborník (vn), Marián Banda (vl), Eva Schranzová (vc), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    13. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Kolybeľnaya Pesnya / arr. Kristian Seidmann:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Eva Schranzová (fl), Marcel Majoroš (cr), Štefan Filas (vn), Alexander Oborník (vn), Marián Banda (vl), Ľudovíta Tkáčiková (ar), Ján Salay (pf), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    14. Vladimir Rozhdestvensky: Kolybeľnaya / arr. Peter Zagar:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Jana Gazdíková (fl), Gabriel Končer (cl), Ján Salay (pf), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    15. Gaetano Donizetti: La Ninna Nanna / arr. Peter Zagar:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Gabriel Končer (cl), Peter Cvečka (cl), Marek Hutta (cl), Štefan Filas (vn), Stanislav Mucha (vn), Ľubomír Ďuriš (vl), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    16. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Bernhard Flies: Wiegenlied / arr. Kristian Seidmann:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Vladislava Fabianová (ob), Marián Banda (vl), Kristian Seidmann (cel, sp), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    17. Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov: Tikho Vecher Dogorayet / arr. Kristian Seidmann:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Cyril Šikula (fl), Gabriel Končer (cl), Stanislav Mucha (vn), Alexander Németh (gui), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    18. Eugen Suchoň: Lullaby from the 4th image from the opera Whirlpool ESD 72b
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Jana Gazdíková (fl), Vladislava Fabianová (ob), Gabriel Končer (cl), Ľubomír Ďuriš (vl), Dušan Dočkal (vc), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    19. Richard Wagner: Träume / arr. Kristian Seidmann:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Vladislava Fabianová (ob), Róbert Pechanec (pf), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    20. Antonín Dvořák: Ukolébavka / arr. Kristian Seidmann:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Gabriel Končer (cl), Ľubomír Ďuriš (vl), Ľudovíta Tkáčiková (ar), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    21. Franz Schubert: Wiegenlied / arr. Peter Zagar:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Gabriel Končer (cl), Ľubomír Ďuriš (vl), Ľudovíta Tkáčiková (ar), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    22. Jean - Baptiste Lully: Au clair de la lune / arr. Peter Zagar:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Jaroslav Harvan (fl), Ján Salay (pf), Ľudovíta Tkáčiková (ar), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
    23. Engelbert Humperdinck: Der kleine Sandmann bin ich / arr. Kristian Seidmann:
      Jolana Fogašová (ms), Juraj Kuchar (t), Cyril Šikula (fl), Vladislava Fabianová (ob), Gabriel Končer (cl), Norbert Ďurček (fg), Marcel Majoroš (cr), Ľudovíta Tkáčiková (ar), Rastislav Štúr (dir.)
  • Photo: Ján Levoslav Bella JÁN LEVOSLAV BELLA
    2001 CD – Opus 912673-2
    1. Ján Levoslav Bella: String Quartet No. 2 in E Minor in Hungarian Style
      Košice string quartet
    2. Ján Levoslav Bella: String Quartet No. 3 C minor Op. 25
      Košice string quartet
    3. Ján Levoslav Bella: Phantasie-Sonate d-moll (Fantasia-Sonata in D Minor)
      Vladimír Rusó (org)
  • Photo: Ján Levoslav Bella – String Quartet in C Minor, String Quintet in D Minor JÁN LEVOSLAV BELLA – STRING QUARTET IN C MINOR, STRING QUINTET IN D MINOR
    1995 CD – Marco Polo 8.223658
    1. Ján Levoslav Bella: String Quartet No. 3 C minor Op. 25
      Moyzes Quartet
    2. Ján Levoslav Bella: String Quintet in D minor
      Moyzes Quartet, František Magyar (vl)
  • Photo: Ján Levoslav Bella – String Quartets JÁN LEVOSLAV BELLA – STRING QUARTETS
    1995 CD – Marco Polo 8.223839
    1. Ján Levoslav Bella: String Quartet No. 2 in E Minor in Hungarian Style
      Moyzes Quartet
    2. Ján Levoslav Bella: String Quartet No. 4 in B flat major
      Moyzes Quartet
    3. Ján Levoslav Bella: Nocturne
      Moyzes Quartet
  • Photo: Ján Levoslav Bella – Sonata, Piece for Piano, Sonatina, Four Little Pieces, Variations, Opp. 9 and 21 JÁN LEVOSLAV BELLA – SONATA, PIECE FOR PIANO, SONATINA, FOUR LITTLE PIECES, VARIATIONS, OPP. 9 AND 21
    1994 CD – Marco Polo 8.223644
    1. Ján Levoslav Bella: Sonata in B flat Minor
      Daniela Varínska (pf)
    2. Ján Levoslav Bella: Symphony in C Minor
      Daniela Varínska (pf)
    3. Ján Levoslav Bella: Variations on the Slovak Folk Song "In Pressburg by the Danube"
      Daniela Varínska (pf)
    4. Ján Levoslav Bella: Variations on the Slovak Folk Song "A Swarn, A Swarn is Flying"
      Daniela Varínska (pf)
    5. Ján Levoslav Bella: Sonatina in E Minor
      Daniela Varínska (pf)
    6. Ján Levoslav Bella: Little Pieces
      Daniela Varínska (pf)

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Ján Levoslav Bella: Ballade (aus den Lustigen Weibern)
    for solo voice and orchestra
    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.)
  • Ján Levoslav Bella: Mein Friedhof
    for soprano and orchestra
    7 Nov
    2008
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Eva Šušková (s), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mario Košik (dir.)
  • Ján Levoslav Bella: Contemplations
    for violin and piano
    23 Jan
    2005
    First performances in Slovakia
    Sunday Matinees at the Bratislava City Gallery, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Yvetta Slezáková (vn), Ladislav Fanzowitz (pf)
  • First performances abroad
  • Ján Levoslav Bella: Mass in E flat Major
    for four voices, mixed choir and orchestra
    24 Nov
    1889
    First performances abroad
    Hofburg Chapel, Vienna, KUK
    PERFORMERS: Imperial and Royal Orchestra of the Viennese Court, Joseph Hellmesberger (dir.)
  • Ján Levoslav Bella: Messe B-Moll
    for solos, mixed choir, organ and orchestra
    2 May
    1880
    First performances abroad
    Hofburg Chapel, Vienna, KUK
    PERFORMERS: Imperial and Royal Orchestra of the Viennese Court, Joseph Hellmesberger (dir.)

Audio

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