Pinos, Alois Simandl

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Piňos, Alois Simandl

Piňos, Alois Simandl, Czech composer and teacher; b. Vyškov, Oct. 2, 1925. He studied forestry at the Univ. of Brno (graduating in 1953), music with Petrželka at the Brno Cons. (1948–49) and at the Janáček Academy of Music in Brno with Kvapil and Schaeffer (1949 –53); attended the summer courses of new music at Darmstadt (1965) and an electronic music seminar in Munich (1966). In 1953 he joined the faculty of the Janácek Academy of Music in Brno. In 1967 he founded in Brno a modern music group, with which he produced a number of works by the local avant-garde, some composed collectively.


dramatic: Chamber Opera: The Criers (1970). Audiovisual: The Lattice for Piano and Film (1970); The Genesis for Chamber Orch. and Film (1970); Static Music for Tape and Slides (1970). orch.:Czech Dances (1951); Wedding Suite (1952); Horn Concerto (1953); Concertino (1963); Abbreviations (1963); Concerto for Orch. and Tape (1964); Double Concerto for Cello, Piano, Winds, and Percussion (1965 –66; Prague, March 7,1967); Chamber Concerto for Strings (1967); Concerto on the Name B-A-C-H for Bass Clarinet, Cello, Piano, Strings, and Percussion (1968); Apollo XI, sym. (1970); Symphonic Diptych (1973 –74); Concerto for Harp and Strings (1978); Ballad for Chamber Orch. and Synthesizer (1981); Organ Concerto (1985). chamber:Cello Sonata (1950); 2 wind quintets (1951, 1959); Sonata for Viola and Cello (1960); Piano Trio (1960); Suite for String Trio (1961); Monologues for Bass Clarinet (1962); Caricatures for Flute, Bass Clarinet, and Piano (1962); 3 string quartets (1962 –93); Conflicts for Violin, Bass Clarinet, Piano, and Percussion (1964); 3 Pieces for Bass Clarinet and Piano (1965); Pulsus intermissi for Percussionist (1965); Hyperboles, 7 pieces for Harp (1966); 16 January 1969 for Piano Quintet and Kettledrums (1969); Dialogues for Bass Clarinet (1969); 2 campanari for Bass Clarinet, Piano, and Ringing Instruments (1971); Be Beaten for Percussionist (1972); Sonata Concertante for Cello and Piano (1974); Composition for 3 for Flute, Clarinet, and Marimbaphone (1975); Nonet (1982 –83). Piano: Paradoxes (1965); 2–3–2, 3 pieces (1969); Esca for Prepared Piano (1971). vocal:Hunting Music for Baritone and 4 Horns (1963); 2 Lyrical Sketches for Narrator, Flute, and Violin (1964); 4 Lyrical Sketches for Narrator, Flute, Bass Clarinet, and Piano (1965); Ludus floralis, 5 songs for Baritone, Women’s Chorus, Percussion, and Tape (1966); Gesta Machabaeorum for Chorus, Flute, Trumpet, Harp, and Percussion (1967–68); Power of Love for Baritone and String Quartet (1974); Acquaintance for Soprano, Bass-baritone, and Guitar or Harpsichord, to texts from advertisements (1975); choruses; other songs. tape:Home (1972–73); Speleophony (1976).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire