Ivan Padovec

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Ivan Padovec

Ivan Eugen Padovec (1800 – 1873), commonly known as Johann (Ivan) Padowetz (see the signature on the photo), born in the baroque town of Varaždin in Croatia (known for its festivals of baroque music) was a guitar virtuoso, who gave concerts in Zagreb, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Hamburg, London, in Poland, Russia etc. He constructed a ten string guitar. Also, his Theoretisch-praktische Guitarrschule was published by Werner & Comp. in Vienna around 1844.

List of works[edit]

Orchestral compositions[edit]

  • Premier Concertino in C-major, for guitar and strings
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andante
  3. Rondo. Allegretto
  • Second Concertino in F-major, for guitar and strings
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andante sostenuto
  3. Polacca
  • Introduction und Variationen über ein Thema aus der Oper 'Die Kreuzritter' for guitar and orchestra consisted of a string quintet, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, french horn, trumpet and timpani

Compositions for two guitars[edit]

Among Padowetz's five guitar duets, four of them (op.3, op.10 and op.18) require one terz-guitar.

  • Der Carneval von Venedig mit concertanten Variationen, Op.62
  • Deux polonaises Op.3
  1. Polonaise Op.3 No.1
  2. Polonaise Op.3 No.2
  • Premier grand rondeau Op.10
  • Première grande polonaise Op.18

Compositions for solo guitar[edit]

Padowetz composed a large amount of guitar solos: numerous demanding works in forms of variations and fantasias mainly on operatic themes (most of them published in Vienna and some in Paris), but also a lot of short and easy pieces which mainly remained in manuscripts.

  • Moderato
  • Mazurka
  • Rondoletto Op.53
  • 6 Easy Pieces Op.6
  1. Marsch
  2. Monferino
  3. Thema
  4. Polonaise
  5. Ungarischer
  6. (untitled)
  • Introduction et variations sur un air national hongrois Op.9
  • Introduction et variations sur un thême favoris de l'opera (Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia) Op.61
  • Introduction und Variationen für die Guitare über die beliebte Cavatine (L'amo ah l'amo e m'e pio cara, from Bellini's opera Montechi u. Capuleti) Op.13
  • Variations brillantes Op.2
  • Variations pour la guitare sur l'air (Quant je quittai la Normandie = Eh ich die Normandie verlassen, from Mayerbeer's opera Robert le diable) Op.25
  • Variations sur la valse favorite de Franz Schubert Op.4
  • Introduction & Variations (on a theme from Bellini's Sonnambula) Op.52
  • Fantasy Op.23
  • Variations Op.1
  • Introduction & Variations Op.14
  • Variations Op.16

CD Recordings[edit]

  • Musings (Duo Erato (Martha Masters & Risa Carlson))
  • Ivan Padovec - Joyful music for guitar (Darko Petrinjak & Maroje Brčić) link
  • Ivan Eugen Padovec: The Longing (Aulos Varaždin) link
  • Ivan Padovec – Chaplet of Songs (Aulos Varaždin) link
  • Ivan Padovec 2000 (Aulos Varaždin) link

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