Slovak Music of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Sunday 8th October 2017, 4:00 PM
Slovak Philharmonic Column Hall

Slovak Music of the 19th and 20th Centuries


Octet Singers
Jozef Chabroň – conductor


music by Ján Levoslav Bella, Štefan Fajnor,
Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský and others


In 1863 two volumes of Bella’s Slovak Male Chorales were published containing 25 pieces for male chorus. It was the first print setting to music Slovak poetry of consequential poets. The work remained unknown until recently and it has never been performed as a whole. Bella’s example was soon followed by Štefan Fajnor. The phenomenon of male choruses was the first expression of the Slovak musical culture in the time when no orchestras or opera houses existed in Slovakia.
A successful chamber ensemble consisting of members of the Slovak Philharmonic Choir will perform at the concert, led by the SPC choirmaster Jozef Chabroň.


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