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Antiquities 2015

Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra in Duluth (Minnesota, USA) organized a recital for the singer Emily Van Evera, Duluth native. On July 30, 2015 the pieces by Slovak composers Ján Levoslav Bella (Verbum caro, Adiemus te a Ave Maria) and Vladimír Godár (Psalmus. Domine exaudi and A Sad Pavan for These Distracted Times from Querela pacis) sounded next to other compositions. Warren Friesen was the conductor. The review of the concert can be found here (

Music of Vladimír Godár again in New York City! In the frame of the concert cycle SOOFSER a recital from the Godár’s works took place on July 24, 2015. Seven composer’s chamber works were performed by excellent gifted American musicians, the grandson of the composer among them.

Consul of the SR in the USA Jana Trnovcová and Peter Breiner      Variations on a Slovak Folk Song: Yukio Kamakari, Peter Királ

David Godár playing Emmeleia                           Ricercar: Oleg Dusaev, Nicholas Pappone, Eric Allen, Peter Királ

Talisman: Oleg Dusaev, Nicholas Pappone, Eric Allen      Sonata in Memory of Viktor Shklovsky: Eric Allen, Emile Blondel

Lullabies by Jan Skácel: Małgorzata Goroszewska, Sheng-Ching Hsu,                                     Friends of 4 decades:
Nina Berman, Eric Allen                                                                                                    Vladimír Godár a Peter Breiner

The main guest of the 40th International Guitar Festival of J. K. Mertz in Bratislava was a Cuban guitarist, composer and conductor Leo Brouwer. Besides the pieces of this significant musician the Godár’s works Emmeleia for guitar quartet (Bratislava Guitar Quartet) and La Canzona refrigerativa dell arpa di Davide released by Martin Krajčo and Eugen Prochác sounded at the concert in the Slovak National Gallery on July 1st, 2015. Both composers recollected their first meeting from 1971, when Vladimír Godár as a 15-year-old student played the piano for the important visitor from Cuba, who – as it now became apparent – was Leo Brouwer himself.

Cello version of Barcarole with Jozef Lupták as a soloist and Slovak Radio Symphonic Orchestra was performed in Bratislava under the baton of David Porcelijn on April 27, 2015. The concert took place on the occasion of the birthday of the Dutch King Willem-Alexander. Godár’s piece sounded next to the composition by Ján Levoslav Bella and works of Dutch composers Jeff Hamburg and Jan Van Gilse.

Department of Musicology of the Faculty of Philosophy of Palacký University in Olomouc organized a lecture entitled A Contemporary Composer And His World – Vladimír Godár, which took place on March 24, 2015, 1.15 p.m. in the Art Centre of Palacký University in Olomouc. It was organized in the frame of a cycle of lectures of renowned Czech and foreign composers. Godár presented his version of music poetics on the lecture.

Barcarole for solo viola, string orchestra, harp and harpsichord sounded in the Small Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic on March 22, 2015 in the frame of the concert cycle of Slovak Chamber Orchestra. The artistic leader of the orchestra Ewald Danel played the viola, Katarína Turnerová played the harp and Marica Dobiášová harpsichord. It was the first Slovak performance of the viola version of the piece. Delicate rendering, slow pulse of the piece precisely conveyed the character of Vladimír Godár’s music.

Vladimír Godár’s film music sounded at the concert in the frame of the Radio_Head Awards festival on March 13, 2015, which took place in the Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio. Slovak Radio Symphonic Orchestra was led by Tóno Popovič, Petra Noskaiová sang.