Author Topic: Slavko Osterc [1895-1941]  (Read 811 times)

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Slavko Osterc [1895-1941]
« on: September 05, 2016, 10:40:05 AM »
The "other" major Slovenian composer, along with Skerjanc.
Born in Verzej, died in Ljublana.
Attended Praque University (1925-27) and studied with Novák, Jirák and Hába.

from The New Grove:

. . . (established) himself as a leader of Slovenian musical life: he founded a school of composer-disciples, campaigned for a progressive attitude among Yugoslav musicians and was particularly active in the ISCM. After some works in a late Romantic style, he adopted new techniques, from atonality to athematicism and from 12-note writing to quarter-tone music. Within his wide stylistic range there are characteristic tendencies towards Expressionism and neo-Baroque polyphony. He took as his models the music of Stravinsky and Hindemith. The expression of humour, irony and satire in his music, on the other hand, constitutes a personal trait.


Orchestral
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Symphony Ideali [Ideals], 1922;
Suite, 1929;
Concerto for Orchestra, 1932;
Ouverture classique, 1932;
Concertino Piano, winds, 1933;
Passacaglia and Chorale, 1934;
Danses, 1935;
Mouvements symphoniques, 1936;
4 pièces symphoniques, 1938–9;
Mati [Mother], symphonic poem, 1940

Chamber
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String Quartet no.1, 1927;
4 Karikature [Caricatures], pic, clarinet, bassoon, 1927;
Concerto, Violin, 7 insts, 1928;
Silhuete [Silhouettes],
String Quartet, 1928;
Concertino Piano quartet, 1929;
Sonatina, 2 clarinet, 1929;
Suite, Violin, Piano, 1932;
Wind Quintet, 1932;
String Quartet no.2, 1934;
Sonata, sax, Piano, 1935;
Nonet, 1937;
Sonata, Cello, Piano, 1941

Piano music
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Arabesques, 1934;
Toccata, 1934;
Aphorisms, 1935;
4 miniatures, 1938;
3 esquisses, 1939;
Fantaisie chromatique, 1940;
6 petits morceaux, 1940;
Petites variations, 1940

Ballets
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Iz Satanovega dneViolinika [From Satan’s Diary] (3, Osterc), 1924;
Maska rdeče smrti [The Masque of the Red Death] (ballet pantomime, 1, after E.A. Poe), 1930;
Illuzijez (ballet pantomime, 3, 8 scenes, Osterc), 1933–41

Opera
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Krst pri Savici [Baptism at Savica] (musical drama), 1921, radio broadcast, 3 Jan 1961;
Krog s kredo [The Chalk Circle] , 1928–9, unperf.;
Saloma [Salome] (minute op-parody, 1, Osterc), 1930;
Medea (1, Osterc, after Euripides), 1930, Ljubljana, 27 Feb 1932;
Dandin v vicah [Dandin in Purgatory] (grotesque op, 1, Osterc, after Molière and H. Sachs), 1930, Ljubljana, 27 Feb 1932

Vocal
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Usta so mi bila nema [My Lips were Silent], 1v, Piano, 1924; Belokranjske uspavanke [Bela Krajina Lullabies], 1v, Piano, 1925; Sonce v zavesah [Sun in the Curtains], 1925; 8 Chaplinovih anekdot [Chaplin Anecdotes], 1v, 11 insts, 1927; Requiem, B, 15 insts, 1928; Ave Maria, S, A, 3 wind, 1929; 4 Gradnik Poems, A, String Quartet, 1929; Magnificat, chorus, Piano 4 hands, 1934; other choral works

- - As usual, very little of this music has been commercially recorded.  :blank:
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Re: Slavko Osterc [1895-1941]
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2016, 10:43:09 AM »
Still digging around the web to find a way to order this:



Orchestral Music

Classical Overture
Suite (1929)
Three Dances
Symphonic Movement
Four Symphonic Pieces

Slovenian Radio and TV SO/Samo Hubad
Rec 1990s, Slovenia, DDD SAZAS DD 0259


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