Prof. Ivana LoudováProf. Ivana Loudová

 

 

Among the contemporaries of her generation Ivana LOUDOVA (born 8 march 1941 at Chlumec nad Cidlinou) is coming forward as a go-getter and a strong-minded creative type. Each new work of her brings a new compositional solution, too, a new quality. That's why her premieres are always expected with hopes and interest. She has an extensive and perfect command of her profession. She was getting compositional experience at Prague Conservatory and at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, where she was a pupil of the outstanding representatives of modern Czech music, Miloslav Kabelac and Emil Hlobil. Further on, she was studying in Paris under Olivier Messiaen and Andre Jolivet and at the experimental studio Centre Bourdan attached to ORTF. The authoress has issued from traditional composition styles and has also acquired the means of New Music, the modal system, aleatorics, timbre technique etc. She does not, however, orientate herself exclusively in one direction but conforms above all to the mission and content of each work. She looks for an access of her own to each subject and instigation. As early as during her study she used to transform traditional elements in her own way (e.g. in the Sonata for violin and piano). As soon as she got to know more deeply the possibilities of new techniques, she takes functionally and confidently advantage of their principles. The production of Ivana Loudova comprises both orchestral and chamber forms: largely represented is vocal production, too. Equally as the range of genres is variegated, introducing side by side works with monumental features, compositions of experimental nature and even simply conceived pieces for children, also her inspiration instances are diversified.The condition is a strong captivation by the subject which must be in perfect harmony with the author's inner string. Ivana Loudova's favourite source is besides others the Italian Renaissance poetry some texts of which were bases for several vocal cycles of hers (Meeting with Love, Italien Triptych and others). Equally is she able to become enthusiastic about the medieval Latin sequence (Stabat mater), but also about contemporary poetic texts. Her compositions possess a strong dramatic vein (the vocal fresco Kurosio, Dramatic Concerto and others). In her instrumental works she often issues from the masterful technique of foremost soloists of chamber ensembles, as evidenced by a vast register of chamber works. In a whole series of compositions the authoress has discovered the charm and new potentialities of percussion instruments (Hymnos, three concertos with solo part of percussions, Agamemn˘n, etc), equally as her creative type takes a fancy in a more forcible sound of wind instruments (Magic Concerto, Luminous Voice, Per tromba, Quintetto guibiloso, The Sleeping Landscape, etc.). It is also characteristique that the whole creative activity is accompanied by compositions for children - choruses, cantatas, successions, instructive compositions - which suggest the authoressĘs looking for a corrective for her aggressive style. Taking part in a number of composer competitions has brought the authoress outstanding appreciations. At the beginning of her art career she obtained an honourable mention in Mannheim for the compositon Rhapsody in Black, three times she was the winner in the competition Quido d Arezzo in Italy (1978) - Sonetto per voci bianche, 1980 - Benedetto sia l giorno from the Italian Triptych, 1984 - Occhi lucenti e belli), a dozen prizes were won for her choral compositions of the Festival of choral production at Jihlava and in the competition of children s choral production at Jirkov: further prizes she was awarded in the international radio competition in Moscow 1978 (Little Christmas Cantata) and on the Redletter Days of Songs at Olomouc 1983 (Songs about the Rose).
Music of Ivana Loudova finds favour with both interpreters and listeners, it si interested in abroad: a lot of titles have been published by the American houses Schirmer and Peters, some compositions were world-premiered abroad, e.g. in the USA (Chorale - 1971, Hymnos - 1973, Dramatic Concerto - 1980, Luminous Voice - 1986), in Switzerland (Partita in D - 1977), in Italy (Sonetto per voci bianche - 1979). Since 1992 has been Ivana Loudova teaching composition on the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Prague. In 1996 she founded there "Studio N" - Studio for contemporary music, with which she developes a lot of activities.

SELECTION FROM WORK

Orchestral Compositions
Concerto for chamber orchestra (1962), AMU 0:16:00
Symphony No. 1 (1964), AMU 0:22:00
Symphony No. 2 for alto solo, choir and large orchestra (1965), AMU 0:29:00
Rhapsody in Black. Ballet music (1966), CHF, r PA 0:15:00
Spleen. Hommage a Charles Baudelaire (1971), r PA 0:10:00
Hymnos for wind and percussion instruments (1972), Peters, Czech Radio Prague 0:10:00
Chorale for orchestra (1973), dedicated to the Year of the Czech Music, CHF, r PA 0:12:00

Concertante Compositions
Concerto for percussions, organ and Wind Orchestra (1974), CHF, Peters, r PA 0:12:00
Magic Concerto for xylophone, marimba, vibraphone and wind orchestra (1976), Peters 0:08
Concerto breve per flauto (ossia, violino) ed orchestra da camera (1979), CHF0:11:00
Dramatic Concerto for solo percussion and Wind Symphony Orchestra (1979), CHF, Peters, r PA 0:14:00
Luminous Voice, concerto for English horn, wind and percussion instruments (1986), Peters, CHF 0:13:00
Double Concerto for Violin, Percussion and Strings (1989), CHF 0:16:00

Compositions for Solo Instruments
Suite for solo flute (1959), CHF, Schirmer 0:06:00
Per tromba, five studies for trumpet, CHF 0:12:00
Solo for King David, for harp (1972), CHF, PA 0:08:00
Agamemnon, suite for percussion instruments (1973) 0:12:00
Aulos for bass-clarinet (1976), Schirmer 0:03:00
Con umore in F per fagotto solo (1978) 0:05:00
Quatro pezzi per clarinetto solo (1982), CHF 0:10:00
Tango Music for piano (1984), Quadrivium Press, N.Y. 0:03:00
Monumento per organo solo (1984), CHF, r PA 0:14:00
Prague Imaginations for piano solo,(1995) 0:10:00
Canto amoroso for violoncello solo,(1996) 0:10:00

Chamber Compositions
Sonata for violin and piano (1960-61), CHF 0:15:00
Sonata for clarinet and piano (1963), CHF 0:15:00
String Quartet No. 1 (1964), CHF 0:14:00
Gnomai, trio for soprano, flute and harp (1970), r PA, CHF 0:15:00
Air a Due Boemi, for bass-clarinet and piano (1972), Schirmer, r PA 0:07:00
Romeo and Juliet. Renaissance suite for flute, violin, viola, violoncello and harp or lute (1974), CHF 0:15:00
String Quartet No. 2 "In Memory of Bedrich Smetana" (1974-76), PA, r PA 0:15:00
Partita in D for flute, harpsichord and strings(1975) 0:15:00
Soli e tutti for flute, oboe, violin, viola, violoncello and harpsichord (1975), CHF 0:12:00
Nocturne for viola and strings (1975), CHF, r PA 0:10:00
Cadenza for violin or flute and harp (1975), CHF 0:07:00
Ballata eroica for violin and piano (1976), CHF 0:10:00
Quintetto guibiloso per ottoni (1977), Czechoslovak Radio, CHF, r PA 0:12:00
Mattinata per clarinetto, trombone, violoncello e piano (1978) 0:05:00
Musica festiva per tre trombe e tre tromboni (1980), CHF, r PA 0:10:00
Duo concertante per clarinetto basso e marimba (1982), CHF 0:10:00
Two Eclogues for flute and harp (1982), CHF 0:07:00
A Posy for Emmanuel for chamber jazz ensemble (oboe, clarinet, piano, double-bass, percussions) - In memory of C. Ph. E. Bach (1981). CHF 0:07:00
Hukvaldy Suite for string quartet (1984) - In memory of Leos Janacek, CHF 0:12:00
The Sleeping Landscape (1985) for 10 brass instruments and percussions 0:05:00
Trio in B Flat for violin, violoncello and piano (1986-87), CHF 0:12:00
Italian Trio for clarinet, basson and piano (1986), CHF 0:15:00
Don Giovanni's Dream. Fantasy for Wind Octet (1989), CHF 0:10:00
Cassazione per 4 trombe,4 tromboni e tuba,(1991) CD Quatro festival international di ottoni Vicenza 0:02:00
Variations on J.V.Stamic-Theme.String Quartett. (1989),CHF,CD-Editio of The Czech Radio 1996 0:12:00
Canto meditativo for voice + gopi,(1992) 0:07:00
Sentimento del tempo for bass clarinet,piano and percussions,(1993) 0:13:00
Duo meditativo for mezzosoprano and violoncello, (1994) 0:11:00
Tanto Accanto for flute, violin, violoncello and cembalo,(1995),CD-Quartetto con flauto 0:10:00
Funf Lieder on Ch.Morgenstern lyrics for mezzosoprano and flute 0:11:00
Veni etiam (I came again) for 6 windinstruments in space,(6 oboes,ev.2ob.+ 4fl.,ev.6fl),(1996) 0:16:00
Sonata Angelica for trombone and piano,(1996) Editions BIM (Switzerland) 0:10:00
Echoes for horn and percussion,(1997) 0:11:00
Duetti melancolici for 2 oboes ev.2 clar.,2 flutes...,(1997) 0:08:00

Vocal Compositions
Appointment with Love. Three male choruses on words of Italian Renaissance poetry, with the accompaniment of flute and piano (1966), SU, r SU 0:10:00
Stabat mater, male chorus a cappella (1966), Schirmer 0:07:00
Kurosio, dramatic fresco for solo soprano and large mixed choir (1968), CHF, r PA 0:12:00
Ego sapientia, male chorus a cappella on texts of the Book of Proverbs (1969), Schirmer 0:04:00
Sonetto per voci bianche a cappella (1978). Text Nina Siciliana, Edizioni Suvini-Zerboni, Milano 0:03:00
Italian Triptych (Trittico italino) for mixed choir a cappella on Italian Renaissance poetry (1980) 1. Sonetto - 2. Benedetto sia l giorno - 3.Amor 0:12:00
Looking Back for female choir a cappella on words by Josefina Hola (1981), CHF 0:03:00
Fortune. Small cantata for mixed and children's choirs on the libretto of her own (1983), CHF, r PA 0:12:00
Little Evening Music for oboe and mixed choir (1983), text by Karel Hlavacek, CHF 0:06:00
Occhi lucenti e belli (1984) for female choir a cappella, text by Veronica Gambara, CHF 0:04:00
Love...! - chamber female chorus a cappella on text by Marketa Prochazkova (1985), CHF 0:05:00
Two Voices - mixed chorus a cappella on text by Karel Hlavacek (1986), CHF 0:04:00
Life, stop for a while! - male chorus a cappella on the text by Frantisek Hrubin (1987), CHF 0:06:00
Pozde k ranu, for oboe and mixed chorus on the text by Karel Hlavacek,(1991) 0:05:00
Harmonie du Soir for chamber choir a cap.,(1993) 0:07:00

Choral Compositions for Children
Fly off, my tune (1961) - songs for children with the accompaniment of piano, SU 0:08:00
Riddles (1966) - songs for two voices and piano 0:06:00
Mummy..- cycle of children s choruses for three voices a capp. (1966) 0:09:00
The Little Prince. Children s cantata in seven tableaux for soprano and alto, a recite, children's choir and accompaniment (1967), CHF 0:27:00
Ten Minutes' Silence. A play for children s choir with the accompaniment of instruments on text of her own (1974), SU 0:05:00
Little Christmas Cantata for children's choir, trumpet and harp on texts of Vaclav Fischer (1976), Czechoslovak Radio, Schirmer 0:10:00
Canonic Songs for chidren's choir on a text of own (1977), CHF 0:04:00
Trefoil. Tree 1-2 voiced children's choruses with the accompaniment of triangle and tambuourine on a text of her own (1981) 0:04:00
Merry Counterpoints, or 3x in a different way in C Major (1981). Three 2-3 voiced children s choruses a cappella on text of her own, CHF, r SU 0:07:00
Songs on the Rose - four children's choruses a cappella on anonymous texts from the region of Hradec Kralove (1983), CHF 0:06:00
Ditties for Lucy, for children's choir and solo violin, text of her own (1984), CHF 0:04:00
Kobold Songs. Three 2-3 voiced children's choruses on popular minig texts (1987), Czechoslovak Radio 0:04:00
Greeting To the Sun for children's choir and hidden recorders,(1996) 0:05:00

Instructive Compositions
Variations for a Cat (1982) - violin solo 0:04:00
Fairy-tales and Pebbles - (1984,1961) - 0:08:00
compositions for piano, PA 0:10:00
We play every day (1986) - seven little instructive compositions for 2-3 violins, PA 0:07:00
Music to radio plays, film music and incidental music for theatre stagings (besides others, short films The Solar System, The Universe, the staging of the play Merlin, or Waste Land in the Realistic Theatre, and others)


Prof. Ivana Loudová

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