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Slovenská hudba, Vol. 37, No 3, p.263-274

Title: Racionalita v hudbe Jozefa Sixtu
Author: Ľubomír Chalupka

Abstract: Rationality in Jozef Sixta’s Music
An important place among the composers entering the Slovak music life in the 1960s was occupied by Jozef Sixta (1940–2007), a musician who found his creative ideal relatively quickly after finishing his academy studies. Similarly to other analytical composers Sixta  characterized himself as a rational sort of a musician, resigning from talkativeness and uncontrolled expression, because a sense of balance, symmetry and logic of arrangement are the qualities that occupied his interest. String Quartet No. 1 (1965) is the first piece whose compositional characteristics genetically predestine a series of Sixta’s next compositions. An analysis of a score and its audio recording enables us to reconstruct the fundamental attributes of his work, struggling to achieve the integrity among the disciplined shapes represented by interval skeletons, character of lines developed canonically and special sound qualities secured mainly by asynchronous sounding of similarly constructed parts. The recognizability of a lucid three-section tectonics results also from the inventive usage of contrasts on particular elementary levels of the instrumental four-part structure.

Year: 2011, Volume: 37, Issue: 3 Page From: 263, Page To: 274

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