|Eva Garajová mezzosoprano
Petr Nouzovský cello
Matej Arendárik piano
Cyril Šikula flute
|String Quartet p r e m i e r e
Sonata in Memory of Viktor Šklovský
Five Songs inspired by Chinese Poetry
Incantations for string quartet
In the Year of Slovak Music Vladimír Godár and Miro Bázlik are among the composers celebrating their jubilees. Godár’s Sonata in Memory of Viktor Shklovsky (1985) is dedicated to the outstanding Russian writer, screenwriter and literary theoretician.
The cycle Five Songs on Chinese Poetry (1960) by Miro Bázlik depicts three different fates, three various emotional characteristics of deserted women inserted between the prologue and inescapable epilogue. The works by the two celebrating composers are framed by the String Quartet No. 6 Incantations (1988) by Ilja Zeljenka and the premiere of Ján Zach’s String Quartet. Zach’s music has won its way to festivals of contemporary music at home (Melos-Ethos, New Slovak Music) and abroad (Saxtet in Florence), as well as to the Slovak Radio and BBC broadcast. He has also scored in the domain of incidental music.