By Unknown Paths, a Cycle of Songs for Soprano, Op. 54
Publisher: Croatian Music Information Centre
Publish year: 2012
Edition type: score
Price: 11,95 €
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About the music edition:
Croatian composer and music teacher Ivana Lang (1912 – 1982) first of all learned the piano from Margita Matz; after that she took a degree under Antonija Geiger-Eichhorn at the Music Academy in Zagreb (1937). She had private lessons in composing from Franjo Dugan and Milo Cipra in Zagreb, and from Joseph Marx in Vienna and Salzburg. For many years a piano teacher, she had her first job in the Matz Music Studio, and then, from 1940 to 1943, was employed at the Zagreb Teachers’ School. From 1943 to 1978 she was a teacher at the Vatroslav Lisinski Music School in Zagreb. She also took the concert platform as a soloist, most often interpreting her own compositions. Particularly noteworthy among her works are Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Grotesque for orchestra, Symphonic Dance, Two Vidrić's Poems for soprano and orchestra, Three Istrians for contraalto and chamber orchestra, Slavonia for contraalto and orchestra, the opera Captain from Kastav, the ballets Pretended Knight and Dumb Shades, chamber music, choral pieces, solo songs (the song cycles Unuttered, Black Olive Tree, By Unknown Paths, Alienated Dream and To the Nameless) and, in particular, music for solo piano (Two Nocturnes, Grotesque, Suite, Sonatina, Six Preludes, Two Preludes and Fugues, the cycle In the Countryside, Istrian Barcarole, Three Waltzes, Seven Sketches, Eight Etudes and other works).