Iris Szeghy

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Iris Szeghy (born 1956) is a Slovak composer of Hungarian ancestry.

Biography[edit]

Iris Szeghy was born in Prešov, Slovakia. She studied piano and composition at the Conservatory in Košice and composition at the Music Academy in Bratislava.[1] She continued her studies in Budapest, Warsaw, the University of California in San Diego, and at the STEIM Studio in Amsterdam. From 1992 to 1993 she was composer-in-residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, and later at the State Opera in Hamburg.[citation needed]

Iris Szeghy lives and works in Switzerland and has won international composition awards. Her work have been performed and broadcast in Europe, America and Australia.[2]

Works[edit]

Szeghy composes for orchestra, chamber ensembles and voice. Selected works include:

  • Hommage à Rodin - Touches with three Statues of the Master 1982
  • Musica Dolorosa (String Quartet) 1985
  • Minifanfare 1986
  • Canto Triste Nocturne for Trombone (Violoncello) and Piano 1986
  • Afforismi 1990
  • Afforismi II 1992
  • Midsummer Night's Mystery 1992
  • Midsummer Night's Mystery II 1993
  • Musica Folclorica - Hommage à Bartók 1996
  • A Day in Manhattan / Un Jour à Manhattan 1996
  • Un Petit Sentiment de Pojogne 1998
  • Poetic Studies / Poetische Studien 1984
  • Variations on a German Folk Song / Variationen über ein deutsches Volkslied 1995
  • It-Movements 2001
  • Afforismi III 1992
  • Streichtrio "Goldberg" / String trio "Goldberg" 2007
  • Choral 2008
  • Afforismi IV 2009
  • Neniae 2010
  • A Game / Ein Spiel 1985
  • Bekenntnisse / Confessions 1984 Choir a cappella
  • Three Shakespearean Songs 1990 Choir a cappella
  • War es so? / Was It Like That? 1985 Choir and solo instrument(s)
  • Frühlingskranz / Spring Wreath 1989 Choir and solo instrument(s)
  • Psalm 130 for Mixed Choir and Organ 1999 Choir and solo instrument(s)
  • Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra 1989
  • Tableaux d´un parc 1999
  • Spring Sonata / Frühlingssonate 1984
  • Vivat Sommer / Vivat Summer! - Little Suite for Clarinet 1985
  • Suite Into Pocket / Suite de Poche 1986
  • Ciaccona 1991
  • Preludio e Danza für Bassklarinette oder Bassetthorn 1992
  • Canzona 1992
  • Perpetuum Mobile 1993
  • Wir gehen in den Zoo! / Let us go to Zoo! 1984
  • Bolero-Blues 2000
  • Canticum 2002
  • Slowakischer Tanz für Violine oder Violoncello 2006
  • Christmas Carol 2009
  • In Between 1993 Live and tape music
  • Story 1995 Live and tape music
  • Psalm eines Verhungerten / Psalm of a Starving Man 1988
  • The Prayer / La Preghiera / Ima 1998
  • Secret Love 1999
  • Psalm - for solo voice on a poem by Paul Celan 1993 Solo voice(s) a cappella
  • Oratio et Gratias Actio Pro Sanitate Matris Meae 1994 Solo voice(s) a cappella
  • Vivat Heidelberg! 1996 Solo voice(s) with ensemble
  • Vielleicht, dass uns etwas aufginge 2003 Solo voice(s) with orchestra
  • Simple and Difficult 1978 Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s)
  • To You - 4 Love Songs from the Songs of Solomon 1983 Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s)
  • De profundis - 4 songs for voice and 2 melodical instruments based on 4 poems by Michelangelo Buonarrotti 1990
  • Ave Maria - for solo voice and solo instruments 1992
  • When I Die 1999 Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s)
  • Psalm 130 1999 Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s)
  • Anrufung des Grossen Bären 2003 Solo voice(s) with solo instrument(s)
  • Hesse-Fragments - Cycle for Voice and Piano 2006
  • Musica Dolorosa 1985 String orchestra
  • Ad Parnassum für Strings Inspired by Pictures of Paul Klee 2005 String orchestra
  • Homewards 1997 Symphony orchestra

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tyrrell, Stanley (2001). The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians: Volume 24. 
  2. ^ "Szeghy, Iris". Retrieved 16 November 2010. 

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