LUCIJAN MARIJA ŠKERJANC (December 17, 1900 – February 27, 1973) was a Slovene composer , music pedagogue , conductor , musician , and writer who was accomplished on and wrote for a number of musical instruments such as the piano , violin and clarinet . His style reflected late romanticism with qualities of expressionism and impressionism in his pieces, often with a hyperbolic artistic temperament, juxtaposing the dark against melodic phrases in his music.
Škerjanc belongs among the most important older composers of modern Slovene music and is a key Slovenian music personality of the 20th century. For his work, he was four times awarded the Prešeren Award . Since 1949, he was a regular member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SAZU).
* 1 Biography * 2 Work * 3 Awards and commemoration * 4 Works * 5 References * 6 External links
Škerjanc was born in
Škerjanc was liberal in his attitude to music and multifaceted in his works. Whilst musically diverse, his opus centred on composition, varying from piano miniatures and solos for beginners, and solo and chamber works to full blown concertos and symphonies . Apart from sonatas , he notably composed a cycle of seven nocturnes, which many consider his greatest piano oriented work, and seven orchestral pieces Gazele (Ghazels ). He not only composed for the piano but also the violin , the clarinet and the bassoon in 1952. During his life he also wrote for international composers and composed the film scores for a number of films under Yugoslavia .
Škerjanc was also a music critic and writer about music and is the author of three monographs on Slovene composers, five pedagogical handbooks and a book Od Bacha do Šostakoviča literally meaning From Bach to Shostakovich.
AWARDS AND COMMEMORATION
Škerjanc received the
Prešeren Award four times, in 1947 for his
In 2001, he was commemorated by appearing on a postage stamp of Slovenia which featured at portrait of him by Božidar Jakac positioned on the manuscript of his symphonic poem Marenka.
* Lirična uvertura (Lyric Overture) for orchestra (1925)
* Svečana uvertura (Festive Overture) for orchestra (1926)
* Slavnostna uvertura (Festive Ouverture) for orchestra (1932)
* Preludio, Aria and Finale for string orchestra (1933)
* Concerto for violin and orchestra No.1 (1927) * Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor (1940) * Concerto for violin and orchestra No.2 (1944) * Fantazija (Fantasy) for piano and orchestra (1944) * Koncertni allegro (Concert Allegro) for cello and orchestra (1947) * Concertino for piano and string orchestra (1949) * Concertino for clarinet and orchestra (1949) * Concerto for bassoon with strings and harp (1952) * Concerto for harp and chamber orchestra (1954) * Concerto for clarinet with strings, percussion and harp (1958) * Koncertantna rapsodija (Concertant Rhapsody) for viola and orchestra (1959) * Concertino for flute and orchestra (1962) * Concerto for horn and orchestra (1962) * Concerto for piano left hand and orchestra (1963)
* String Quartet No.1 (1917)
* String Quartet No.2 (1921)
* String Quartet No.3 (1925)
* Woodwind Quintet (1925)
* Intermezzo romantique for violin and piano (1934)
* Sonata for cello solo (1935)
* String Quartet No.4 (1935)
* Maestoso lugubre for piano trio (1935)
* Sonata for piano (published 1956)
* Sonata No.2 for piano (1925)
* Štiri klavirske skladbe (4
* Vizija (Vision), solo song for high voice and piano (1918) * Sonetni venec, Cantata for soloists, chorus and orchestra (1949); words by France Prešeren * De profundis for voice and chamber orchestra * choral works * 55 songs for voice and piano
* ^ Sivec, Jože (1925–1991 (printed ed.). 2009 (electronic ed.)). "Škerjanc Lucijan Marija". In Vide Ogrin, Petra (electronic ed.). Cankar, Izidor et al. (printed ed.). Slovenski biografski leksikon (in Slovenian). ISBN 978-961-268-001-5 . Check date values in: date= (help )CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link ) * ^ Rijavec, Andrej (1979). Slovenska glasbena dela (in Slovenian). Državna založba Slovenije. p. 301. COBISS 4725505. * ^ www.slowaymusic.com * ^ A B www.posta.si