24 November 2016
Vocal concert dedicated to the 110th anniversary of birthday of Alexander Moyzes and other outstanding Slovak musicians / Rome
The vocal concert to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Alexander Moyzes’s birth will take place on the occasion of the Year of Slovak Music. The greatness of Moyzes's talent, his professional composer training and his extensive pedagogical activity put him in the role of the founder of modern Slovak music culture, alongside Eugen Suchoň and Ján Cikker. His artistic maturation was decisively influenced by late romanticism and the impressionist-oriented Czech modernism. His masterly work with theme is characteristic of his particular musical style, which throughout his life manifested itself especially in his symphonic and chamber pieces. The teleological structuring of his musical surfaces is always diverse, yet remains consistent and interesting. His numerous folkloric works range from simple arrangements of folk songs to compositions for folklore ensembles, to orchestra suites inspired by folklore. The concert will be given by Katarína Kurucová (soprano) and Xénia Maskalíková (piano).