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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