Bázlik, Miro, Slovak composer, pianist, and teacher; b. Partizánska L’upča, April 12, 1931. He studied piano with Kafendová at the Bratislava Cons. (1946–51). He then pursued training in mathematical analysis at the Charles Univ. in Prague (1951–56), and concurrently received instruction in composition from Eliáš and in piano from Rauch and Mor avec. He completed his study of composition with Cikker at the Bratislava Academy of Music and Drama (1956–61). From 1963 he was active as a composer, pianist, and private teacher of composition. In 1990 he became a lecturer in the mathematics and physics faculty of the Comenius Univ. in Bratislava. In 1974 he won First Prize in the Queen Marie-José Composition Competition in Geneva, and in 1977 the Jan Levoslav Bella Award.
DRAMATIC: Peter and Lucy, opera (1963–66); Tempest, ballet (1977); incidental music; film scores. ORCH.: Baroque Suite for Small Orch. (1960); Music for Violin and Orch. (1961); Little Concerto Music for Violin and Strings (1966); 5 Little Elegies for Strings (1975); Sonata for Harpsichord and Strings (1980); Epoche for Cello and Orch. (1983; also for Cello, Orch., and Tape); Ballad, viola concerto (1984); Concerto Music (1985); Diptych (1986); Partita (1988); Introid (1997). CHAMBER: 3 Pieces for 14 Instruments (1964); 2 string quartets (1965, 1973); Music to Poetry for Chamber Ensemble (1966); Pastorale for Woodwinds and Harpsichord (1968); 2 wind quintets (1977, 1978); Quartettino for String Quartet (1978). Piano: Variations and Fugue (1950); Sonata (1954); Palette (1956); Music to a Poet and a Woman (1969); Forget-Me- Nots (1979); 24 Preludes (1981–84); 6 Epigrams (1986). VOCAL: 5 Songs on Chinese Poetry for Alto, Flute, Cello, and Piano (1960); Twelve, oratorio for Speaker, Chorus, and Orch., after Blok (1967); Cantata for Chorus and Chamber Orch. (1967); Canticum 43 for Soprano, Chorus, and Orch. (1968–71); Suite-Ballad for Soprano, Nonet, and Percussion (1969); 4 Folk Songs for Soprano, Baritone, and Orch. (1986); Canticum Jeremiae, chamber oratorio for Soprano, Bass-baritone, Chorus, Violin, and String Orch. (1987); De Profanáis for Soprano and Orch. (1990); Apparition d’après Stéphane Mallarmé for Soprano and Chamber Orch. (1995); 3 Songs for Chorus, after Ronsard (1995). tape:Spectra (1970–72); Triptych (1971); Shepherd Ballad (1977); Ergodic Composition (1981); Shepherd Elegy (1983); Ballad about Wood (1987).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire