Domanskýyacute;, Hailuš

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Domanskýyacute;, Hailuš

Domanskýyacute;, Hailuš, Slovak composer; b. Novy Hrozenkov, March 1, 1944. He studied composition with Jan Duchan and piano with Jaroslav Shán&echeck;l at the Brno Cons. (1962–65) and composition with Dezider Kardos at the Bratislava Academy of Music and Drama (1965–70). In 1975 he became deputy senior editor of the music dept. of the Slovak Radio in Bratislava, where he became senior editor in its dept. of symphonic, operatic, and chamber music in 1990. From 1975 to 1983 he was chairman of the composers’ section of the Union of Slovak Composers. In 1976 he won the Jan Levoslav Bella Award. He was honored with the Union of Slovak Composers Award in 1984. His music combines the Czech tradition of Janacek with techniques of Berg and Stravinsky.


ORCH Concerto piccolo (1970); 2 syms. (1979, 1983); Piano Concerto (1986); Homage to the Land, overture (1987); Music from the Hont Region for Small Orch. (1987); Under the Makyta for Chamber Orch. (1988); Doma ste, doma for Small Orch. (1990). CHAMBER : Music for Trumpet, Flute, and Bass Clarinet (1966); 2 string quartets (1968,1977); Musica giocosa for Violin and Piano (1971); Dianoia for Violin (1976); Ad libitum for Clarinet, Vibraphone, Percussion, and Piano (1987). KEYBOARD: Piano : Passacaglia (1966); Sonata (1967); Fragment of a Sonata (1977); Bagatelles (1978); Dithyrambs (1980); Miniatures (1985); XX Fantasies (1993); Fantasy (1997). O r g a n : Inno (1973). VOCAL: 6 Songs for Soprano and Piano (1964); Of Winter, cantata for Speaker, Children’s Chorus, and Orch. (1968); Son et lumiere for Soprano and Piano (1969); Fiat lux, oratorio for Speaker, Soprano, Chorus, and Orch. (1970); Lullabies from the Liptov Region for Woman’s Voice and Small Orch. (1984); Liptov Imphorsions for Soprano, Women’s Chorus, and Orch. (1985); Ziale, moje ziale for Soprano and Orch. (1986); Elegiac Suite for Soprano and Piano (1987); Christmas Mystery Play for Soloists, Chorus, and Orch. (1992). TAPE: Homage to Life (1989); Music for Piano (1992).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire