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Slovenská hudba, Vol. 37, No 1, p.69-76

Title: Hlavní obor Skladba na českých konzervatořích a jeho zařazení do státního i nestátního systému hudebního vzdělávání v ČR
Author: Jiří Bezděk

Abstract: Composition as a Major Subject at Czech Conservatories and its Inclusion into State and Private System of Music Education in the Czech Republic
The widest compositional basis in Bohemia is represented by the conservatories in Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Teplice and Plzeň. The best students have an opportunity to continue their studies at academies in Prague, Brno as well as abroad. Considering their compositional methods the youngest Czech compositional generation is globalized; its continuity with genuinly Czech national music characteristics is not clearly verifiable in their creation. In spite of this a certain relationship to preceding generations of Czech composers has been maintained – a continuing interest in emotional aspects of music utterance and its expressive value.
The composers Eduard Douša, Jiří Gemrot, Otomar Kvěch and Pavel Trojan teach at Prague Conservatory. Among the promising students from the recent years we may find e.g. Marios Christou, who in his choral cycle Missa canonica exploits unusual harmonic progression of a modal character. He is attractive not only by details but also by the structural (tectonic) arrangement of the whole unit (A Prayer for solo clarinet). In his pieces Jiří Lukeš uses Arabian vocalizations (A Woman of Sand) and extraordinary instrumental combinations (Preludes for guitar and accordion, Axion for marimba and bassclarinet). Valentina Šaklina has impressed by her Requiem, Pavel Trojan Jr. by his vocal symphony RUR and Karel Smékal by his Concerto for two pianos and orchestra.
At Brno Conservatory the teachers in compositional class are Radomír Ištván, Pavel Novák-Zemek and Tomáš Pálka. From the graduates especially Martin Vízner has attracted attention; in his praised composition In the Candy Store he joins modern timbre instrumental layers with declamational effects of comic character and with singing. The pieces by Judita Piknerová are characteristic by impressive poetics. In her work The Light for soprano, guitar and cello on verses by Jiří Wolker she avoids non-traditional treatment with individual voices.
The composers Milan Báchorek and Edvard Schiffauer, as well as Markéta Dvořáková and Michal Jánošík teach at Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava. Among the students we may mention Marek Kozák (filling his melodies with rich emotional content), Jiří Najvar (who accentuates oddities in the relations between particular structural layers, even in his electroacoustic music), Jakub Pachol or Jan Kafka (who work with traditional tone systems). However, generally Jan Novobilský and Darina Bromková dominate the others, their works sharing a similar poetics resulting from the tension between sound and silence (Novobilský – Lamb the Moon; Bromková – Telephone Wires).
Professor Václav Bůžek teaches at the conservatory in Teplice. He has prepared several successful students for music colleges (Michal Nejtka, Tomáš Pospíšil, Roman Pallas, Jan Kavan, Jan Trojan, Jan Duška Petr Hora or Jakub Rataj). Petr Hora composes fully in accordance with contemporary music (piano cycle In a Grain of Sand), using not only classical instrumentarium but also rock and jazz instruments (Snake Skin Jacket Suite). Jakub Rataj is a composer of a more subtle character (Morning Fragments, Sphinx Moth). From other students Jan Valenta, Jan Buňata or Peter Valenta deserve to be mentioned.
The Plzeň Conservatory has just completed its five-year existence. The compositional class is led by Jiří Bezděk. Pavel Samiec (excelling in instrumental music – A Whisperer) or Martin Červenka (particularly in vocal realm – Three Sacred Chants for mixed choir a cappella) belong to the most distinctive talents.

Year: 2011, Volume: 37, Issue: 1 Page From: 69, Page To: 76

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