Czechoslovak Chamber Duo - Pavel Burdych & Zuzana Berešová
Ladislav Kupkovič: Chamber Music for Violin and Piano
Informace o albu
Music composer, conductor and pedagogue Ladislav Kupkovič was born on March 17th, 1939 in Bratislava. In 1963 he initiated the formation of the ensemble Music of the Present Day that focused on musical performance of experimental music. In 1967 he won the prestigious award Igric for best film music of the year. For his distinctive song writing and performances he was awarded DAAD scholarship in 1969 that offered him annual creative stay in West Berlin. After his study stay he emigrated for West Germany and was employed in Köln. In 1973 he accepted the post at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien (Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media) in Hannover in the fields of new music, music theory and composition, where he was appointed a university professor in 1976. Since the nineteen-seventies, he began to compose tonal music which was a shift from his avant-garde works. In addition to the successful pedagogical activity he produced rich and diverse musical genres that contain three operas, seven symphonies, concertos and sonatas, string quartets, small virtuoso songs and hundreds pieces of film, television and stage music. For Missa Ioannis Pauli Secundi he was awarded 1st prize at Kirchenmusicwoche Neuss (Church Music Week Neuss). Since 1990 he regularly visited Slovakia. In May 2016 he was awarded Special Prize of the Slovak Copyright Protection Association of Slovak music culture. He died on 15 June, 2016 in Hannover.