Husa, Karel, 1921-

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Birth 1921-08-07

Biographical notes:

Originally composed for piano 4-hands as part of the Czech Duets, 1955. First performance of duets Ithaca, New York, at the Cornell University Contemporary Arts Festival; 1956, Bruce Archibald and Charles McClain pianists. This transcription 1958. First performance Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 1959, University of Michigan August 1959, University of Michigan Band, Henry Romersa conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Divertimento for brass and percussion / Karel Husa. 1958. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52332922

Part of Three fresques. Composed 1946-47. First performance of Three Fresques, Prague, 27 April 1949, concert of the Czech section of the International Society for Contemporary Music, Prague Radio Orchestra, Vàclav Smetácek, conductor. First separate performance of Fresque for orchestra, Brussels, 22 December 1951, Grand Orchestre Symphonique of the Belgian Radio and Television Corporation, Daniel Sternefeld conductor, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Flemish broadcasting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Fresque for orchestra / Karel Husa. c1966. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52332982

Kappa Alpha Professor of Music, Cornell University.

From the description of Karel Husa papers, 1955-2002. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 505184853

American composer and conductor of Czech birth.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) and Autograph postcard signed, dated : Ithaca, N.Y., and Washington, D.C., 19 January, 14 February, and 16 March 1979, to Joan Peyser, 1979 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992548

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Ithaca, N.Y., 12 May 1974, to Frank Cipolla, 1974 May 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270918353


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  • Brass ensembles--Scores and parts
  • Brass quintets (Horn, trombone, trumpets (2), tuba)--Scores and parts
  • Concertos (Violin)--Scores
  • Music--Instruction and study
  • Overtures--Scores
  • Suites (Instrumental ensemble)--Scores and parts
  • Composers--20th century
  • Concertos (Orchestra)--Scores
  • Orchestral music--Scores and parts
  • Variations (Piano quartet)--Scores


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