Bálta, Lubor

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Bálta, Lubor

Bálta, Lubor, Czech composer; b. Lubná, Aug. 8, 1928; d. Prague, Nov. 5, 1972. He studied with Řídký at the Prague Academy of Musical Arts (1948–52). His music presented an effective amalgam of modernistic procedures, influenced by Bartók in its rhythms, by Stravinsky in its meters, and by Hindemith in its neo-Classical harmonies.

Works

ORCH.: 2 violin concertos (1952, 1970); 3 syms. (1955; The Bitter Summer, 1969; 1972); Concerto for Chamber Orch. (1956); Viola Concerto (1957); Dramatic Suite (1958); Piano Concerto (1958–59); From East Bohemia, symphonic suite (1961); Concertante Overture (1964); Ludi for 8 Winds and String Orch. (1964); Musica Romantica for Strings (1971). CHAMBER: 2 violin sonatas (1949, 1959); 2 wind quintets (Divertimento, 1949; 1969); 3 string quartets (1950, 1957, 1967); Piano Trio (1955); Trombone Sonatina (1956); Clarinet Sonata (1958); Ballad and Burlesque for Cello and Piano (1963); Concertino for Trombone and Piano (1964); Sonata for Solo Guitar (1965); 4 Pieces for Violin and Guitar (1966); Flute Sonata (1966); Fragments for Clarinet and Piano (1967); Amoroso for Horn and Piano (1970); Cello Sonata (1971). keyboard: piano: Varations (1948); 3 sonatas (1956, 1961, 1971). Harpsichord: Sonata (1967). VOCAL: 2 cantatas: Komsomol (1951) and Song of the New Age (1962); songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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