GreŠák, Jozef, Slovak composer; b. Bardejov, Dec. 30, 1907; d. PieŠt’any, April 17, 1987. He studied piano and organ, but was mainly autodidact as a composer.
DRAMATIC Prichod Slovdkov (The Arrival of the Slovaks), opera (1925); Raduz and Mahuliena,ballet (1954-55); With Rosary, opera (1970-73); Zuzanka HraSovie, monodrama (1973; Bratislava, Jan. 15, 1975). ORCH .: Piano Concerto (1963); Concertino-Pastorale for Oboe, English Horn, Horn, and Orch. (1965); Morceau I for Violin and Orch. (1968); Rotors II (1969); Concertant Symfonietta (1975; Kosice, May 5, 1976). OTHER : Chamber works; The Emigrant Songs for Soloists, Men’s Chorus, and Orch. (1961) and other vocal pieces; piano music.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire