Blagoje Bersa

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Benito Bersa

Blagoje Bersa (born as Benito Bersa, December 21, 1873 – January 1, 1934) was a Croatian musical composer of substantial influence.[1]

Bersa was born in Dubrovnik. He studied in Zagreb with Ivan Zajc and at the Vienna Conservatory with Robert Fuchs and Julius Epstein. In 1919 he returned to Zagreb, where he worked as a composition teacher of the music academy. He remained there until his death.

Works[edit]

Operas[edit]

  • Der Eisenhammer (Oganj), Opera, 1911
  • Der Schuster von Delft (Postolar od Delfta), Opera after Hans Christian Andersen, 1914.
  • Jelka

Popular works[edit]

  • Sablasti (Apparitions) & Sunčana polja ("Sunny Fields"), symphonic diptych
  • Sinfonia tragica - quattro ricordi dalla mia vita (Tragic symphony - four memories from my life) in C-minor
  1. Overture drammatica (Dramatic Overture), Op. 25a
  2. Idillio (Idyll) "My wedding day", Op. 25b
  3. Capriccio-Scherzo, Op. 25c
  4. Tempo della sinfonia, Finale: Vita nuova ("New Life"), Op. 25d (unfinished piano sketch)
  • Hamlet, symphonic poem
  • Povero Tonin, elegy for violin and piano
  • Andante sostenuto for orchestra

References[edit]

  1. ^ culturenet.hr - Panorama - Music - XXth Century part I

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