Hatrík, Juraj, Slovak composer and teacher; b. Orkucany, May 1, 1941. He went to Bratislava and studied with A. Moyzes at the Academy of Music and Drama (1958–63). After teaching at the Košice Cons. (1963–65), he returned to Bratislava and pursued postgraduate studies at the Academy of Music and Drama (1965–68), and subsequently worked in its music theory dept. (1968–71). From 1972 to 1990 he was a consultant to the Slovak Music Fund. In 1991 he became senior lecturer in composition and music theory at the Academy of Music and Drama.
dramatic:Janko Polienko (1976); Št’astny princ (The Happy Prince; 1977-78); Mechúrik Koščúrik, musical fairy tale (1980); Turčan Poničan (1985); Adamove deti (Adam’s Children), tragifarce (1990); The Little Brave Tin Soldier, musical (1994). ORCH.: Sinfonietta (1962); Monumento malinconico for Organ and Orch. (1964); Concerto grosso facile for Violin, Cello, Piano, and String Orch. (1966); Concertino in modo classico for Piano and Orch. (1967); Double Portrait: Sancho Panza and Don Quixote (1970); De capo alfine: Song of a Human Life, poem (1972); Choral Fantasia for Accordion and Chamber Orch. (1975); 2 syms.: No. 1, Sans Souci (1979) and No. 2, VICTOR, for Tenor, Chorus, and Orch. (1986–87); Still Life with Violin for Violin and String Orch. (1987).CHAMBER: Contrasts for Violin and Piano (1963); Monologues for Accordion (1965–67); Dreams for My Son for 2 Violins and Piano (1966); Dispute Over a Plastered Dwarf, anti-duet for 2 Accordions (1969); Metamorpheses after Gogol for Guitar (1972–80); Sonatina for Violin and Cello (1979–80); Sonatina for Solo Guitar (1981); Vox memoriae for Oboe, Bassoon, Harpsichord, Cello, and Easily mastered Instruments (1983); Looking for a Song for Violin and Piano (1985); Sonata for Solo Accordion (1987); Diptych for Violin, Cello, and Piano (1988); Partita giocosa for Accordion (1992); An die Musik (A Message to Schubert), sonata for Violin, Clarinet, Cello, and Piano (1995). piano: Sonata (1961); Sonata ciaccona (1971). VOCAL: Expectation for Reciter, Flute, Harp, Percussion, and String Quartet (1966); Home Are the Hands You May Weep On, cantata for Reciter, Tenor, Chorus, and Orch. (1967); Introspection to Latin Texts for Soprano and Chamber Orch. (1967); 3 Nocturnes for Soprano, Viola, and 2 Pianists (1971); A Bird Flew Up, cantata profana for Soloists, Chorus, and Chamber Orch. (1976); The Diary of Tanya Savichevova, monodrama for Soprano and Wind Quintet (1976); Organ Music for Bass, 2 Organists, and Chorus (1982); Submerged Music, sonata for Soprano, Violin, and 12 Strings (1982); Canzona in memoriam A. Moyzes for Alto, Viola, and Organ (1984); Moment musical avec J. S. Bach, chamber cantata for Soprano, Flute, Horn, Violin, Double Bass, and Piano (1985); Schola ridicula, cantata for Children’s Chorus and Small Orch. (1989); The Lost Children for Bass and String Quartet (1993); The Light, sonata-cantata for Alto, Viola da Gamba, and Harpsichord (1996).
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