Skip to main content

Bravnicar, Matija

Bravničar, Matija

Bravničar, Matija, Slovenian composer and teacher; b. Tolmin, Feb. 24, 1897; d. Ljubljana, Nov. 25, 1977. After service in the Austrian army (1915–18) he was a violinist at theopera theater in Ljubljana; meanwhile he studied composition at the Cons, there, graduating in 1932. He was director of the Ljubljana Academy of Music (1945–49) where he later taught composition (1952–68); was president of the Soc. of Slovenian Composers (1949–52) and of the Union of Yugoslavian Composers (1953–57). In his works, he cultivated a neo-Classical style, with thematic material strongly influenced by the melorhythmic inflections of Slovenian folk music.


DRAMATIC: Pohujëanje v dolini Sentflorijanski (Scandal in St. Florian’s Valley), opera buffa (Ljubljana, May 11, 1930); Stoji, stoji Ljubljanca, satirical revue (Ljubljana, Dec. 2, 1933); Hlapec Jernij in njegova pravica (Knight Jernej and His Justice), opera (Ljubljana, Jan. 25, 1941). orch.:Hymnus Slavicus (1931; Ljubljana, May 14, 1932); Krai] Matjaz (King Mattias), overture (Ljubljana, Nov. 14, 1932); Slavik Dance Burlesques (1932); Divertissements for Piano and Strings (1933); Belokranjska rapsodija (1938); Simfonitna antiteza (Symphonic Antithesis; 1940; Ljubljana, Feb. 9, 1948); 3 syms.: No. 1 (1947; Ljubljana, Feb. 20, 1951), No. 2 (1951; Ljubljana, Oct. 27, 1952), and No. 3 (1956); Kurent, symphonic poem (1950); Plesne metamorfoze (1955); Marcia-Rondo (1960); Violin Concerto (1961); Horn Concerto (1963); Fantasia rapsodica for Violin and Orch. (1967); Simfonilni plesi (Symphonic Dances; 1969). chamber:Elegie for Horn and Piano (1929); 2 wind quintets (1930, 1968); Trio for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1930); Dialog for Cello and Piano (1965); Sonata for Solo Violin (1966); piano pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Bravnicar, Matija." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . 19 Aug. 2019 <>.

"Bravnicar, Matija." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . (August 19, 2019).

"Bravnicar, Matija." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved August 19, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.