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The orchestra of the Slovak State Philharmonic Košice conducted by Leoš Svárovský will dedicate one November concert to the music by Vladimír Godár. Check our website, the Upcoming Events page!
Festival Ars Nova will take place in Košice at the beginning of November 2014 and offers also a concert on the memory of Alfred Schnittke, who would be 80 this year. Apart from Schnittke’s pieces the programme of the concert featuring the musicians Ivan Buffa and Andrej Gál includes also two Godár’s compositions.
In the frame of regular concert cycle (Un)known Music, organized by Albrechtina, a piano recital by Maroš Klátik took place. Next to pieces by Martin Burlas, Peter Breiner and Jozef Kolkovič also Godár’s pieces sounded Emmeleia for piano and Grave, passacaglia for piano. The concert was also the first presentation of the new CD by Maroš Klátik Piano Works presenting music by Martin Burlas and Vlado Godár (Pavian Records) (http://hudba.drhorak.sk/katalog/labely/15/pavian-records/).
One day of the 15th Festival of Nice Music was dedicated to the music by Vladimír Godár. The concert took place on July 25, 2014 in Banská Štiavnica and featured the excellent instrumentalists: the director of the festival, cellist Eugen Prochác, harpist Katarína Turnerová, violinist Stano Palúch and chamber orchestra Cappella Istropolitana. The Church of St. Catherine was filled by audience who listened to some favourite Godár’s chamber pieces: Emmeleia, Barcarole, Little Suite for Little David, Canzona refrigerativa and Concerto grosso.
Vladimír Godár’s piece Barcarole for violin, 12 strings, harp and harpsichord was performed in distant Taiwan, where it was played at the concert of Taipei Symphony Orchestra on June 21, 2014 with solo violinist Roger Chih-I Chiang led by the conductor Gilbert Varga (http://www.zonego.taipei.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=71879077&ctNode=49271&mp=10501D2)
If you missed the performance of Vladimír Godár’s piece Querela pacis on April 30, 2014, you may listen to and watch it here, on the website of the Slovak Philharmonic: (http://stream.filharmonia.sk/index.php?id=321)
Beautiful pictures fromt the rehearsals preceding the concert of Solamente naturali on April 30, 2014 can be found here: (http://matejkmet.blogspot.sk/)
It took four long years for Vladimír Godár’s piece Querela pacis to get to the concert stage. After the desperate attempt to premiere it at the Pohoda festival in 2010, Querela pacis finally was heard for the first time in the crowded Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic on April 30, 2014 with a great success. Gorgeous and spiritually uplifting performance of the musicians known already as "Godár’s court performers": members of the Solamente naturali ensemble with the concertmaster Miloš Valent, Vocale Solamente naturali choir prepared by Dušan Bill, soloists – deeply velvety Petra Noskaiová (alto), amazing Tomáš Šelc (baritone) and ethereally pure Hilda Gulyásová (soprano), who promptly stood in for the unwell Emily Van Evera. And that all under the strict supervision and baton of Andrew Parrott. The music deeply affected the performers as well as the audience, it transmitted the energy from the stage to the auditorium, where several hundreds of people were listening to the piece, and after the end they rewarded the performers and the composer by a long-lasting intense applause culminating in standing ovations. Thanks to every one involved for this unforgettable experience!
Solamente naturali at the rehearsal Basbaritone Tomáš Šelc and choir members
Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic Alto Petra Noskaiová
Solamente naturali and Vocale Solamente naturali Hilda Gulyásová, soprano and Marcel Plavec, oboe da caccia
bowing Composer Vladimír Godár
Vladimír Godár and concertmaster Miloš Valent Conductor Andrew Parrott
All lovers of Godár’s music are invited for the first performance of the work Querela pacis to the Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic in Bratislava on April 30, 2014. Although premiered four years ago at the festival Pohoda, due to the noise from the close stages and various attractions it was literally unhearable; therefore this year premiere will be the surprise even for the Pohoda visitors. More info on our page Upcoming events, page Querela pacis, and on the website of the Slovak Philharmonic (http://www.filharmonia.sk/en/events/event/m10m10-20132014-en/)
At its regular annual concert on January 12, 2014, the Church choir from Pezinok Ad Una Corda performed, apart from pieces by other composers, the popular lullaby Dormi, Jesu by Vlado Godár with soloist Eva Šušková.
Updated: October 20, 2014