Loudová, Ivana

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Loudová, Ivana

Loudová, Ivana, Czech composer; b. Chlumec nad Odiinoti, March 8, 1941. After training with Kabeláč at the Prague Cons. (1958–61), she was a student of Hlobil at the Prague Academy of Arts (1961–66). She then attended the summer courses in new music in Darmstadt (1967–69), pursued postgraduate studies with Kabelác at the Prague Academy of Arts (1968–72), and had lessons with Messiaen and Jolivet in Paris (1971). In 1980 she served as composer-in-residence of the American Wind Sym. Orch. in Pittsburgh. From 1992 she taught composition at the Prague Academy of Music. In her works, she makes use of both traditional and modern compositional procedures.


dramatic: ballet: Rhapsody in Black (1966). orch.:Fantasy (1961); Concerto for Chamber Orch. (1962); 2 syms.: No. 1 (1964) and No. 2 for Contralto, Chorus, and Orch. (1965); Spleen (Hommage à Charles Baudelaire) (1971); Hymnos (1972); Chorale (1974); Concerto for 6 Percussion, Organ, and Wind Orch. (1974); Cadenza for Violin, Flute, and Strings (1975); Nocturno for Viola and Strings (1975); Partita for Flute, Harpsichord, and Strings (1975); Magic Concerto for Xylophone, Marimba, Vibraphone, and Wind Orch. (1976); Concerto breve for Flute or Violin and Orch. (1979); Olympic Overture for Wind Orch. (1979); Dramatic Concerto for Percussion and Wind Orch. (1979); Luminous Voice for English Horn and Wind Orch. (1985); Double Concerto for Violin, Percussion, and Strings (1989). chamber: Suite for Flute (1959); Violin Sonata (1961); Clarinet Sonata (1964); two string quartets (1964, 1978); Ballata Antica for Trombone and Piano (1966); Solo for King David for Harp (1972); Air a due boemi for Bass Clarinet and Piano (1972); Ritornello for two Trumpets, Horn, Tuba, and Percussion (1973); Agamemnon for Solo Percussion (1973); Romeo and Juliet, suite for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp or Lute (1974); Soli e tutti for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harps (1976); Ballata eroica for Violin and Piano (1976); Meditations for Flute, Bass Clarinet, Piano, and Percussion (1977); Mattinata for Clarinet, Trombone, and Cello (1978); Quintetto giubiloso for two Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, and Tuba (1979); Musica festiva for three Trumpets and three Trombones (1981); Flower for Emmanuel (in memory of CPE. Bach) for Jazz Quintet (1981); Duo concertante for Bass Clarinet and Marimba (1982); 2 Eclogues(in memory of Vergil) for Flute and Harp (1982); Hukvaldy Suite (in memory of Janácček) for String Quartet (1984); Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano (1987); Trio Italiano for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Piano (1987); Don Giovannis Dream for Wind Octet (1989); Variations on a Stamic Theme for String Quartet (1989); Veni etiam for Wind Instruments (1996); Canto amoroso for Flute (1996); Echoes for Horn and Percussion (1997); Ad caelestem harmoniam for 8 Cellos and Voice (1998). electroacoustic:Planeta ptáku(Planet of the Birds; 1998). other: Piano pieces and much choral music.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire