Stephan Konicek

Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
1992 Praeludium, Blues and Toccata 4.00 stars  CD
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Czech composer Stepan Konicek's Praeludium Blues und Tocatta was given its US premiere on October 10, 1992 at the NYU Theatre. Better known in his native country for his film scores, Konicek (b. 1928) is a leading European proponent of quartertonal composition. In 1982, Konicek, who had studied with microtonal pioneer, Alois Haba in Prague, was a successful film composer. Konicek was commissioned by the Munich publishing firm Filmkunst Musikverlag to write microtonally for the first time. In addition to composing 16 new concert works, Konicek has integrated microtonal writing into over 200 film and television works. He also studied with Kart Ancerl.

Dorothy Jonas - Piano
Joshua Pierce - Piano