Božidar Širola

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Dr. Božidar Širola (Žakanje, 1889 - Zagreb, 1956) was a Croatian composer, organologist, musicologist, ethnomusicologist, and museum administrator.[1] He is known as a composer of almost all musical forms in classical music.

Compositions[edit]

  • V protuletju: pet stavaka za sopran i gudački kvartet op. E.5
  • 24 dvoglasne invencije u svim dur i mol premetima za klavir (24 two part inventions in all major and minor keys for piano)
  • Suita iz "Šume Striborove" for piano
  • Düsseldorfer Foxtrott (Text: Peter Korfmacher) (22.VI.1955)
  • Koncertni andante, op. D 24
  • Plavo more - tango
  • Žudnja : (sopran i klavir) (12.II.1947)

Oratorios[edit]

  • Zrtva Abrahamova (Abraham's Sacrifice)(1924)[2]
  • Zivot, i spomen slavnih ucitelja sv. brace Cirila i Metoda, apostola slavenskih (The Lives and Memory of the Glorious Teachers and Brothers, Saints Cyril and Methodius, Apostles to the Slavs - oratorio)(1927)[3][4]
  • Posljednja pricest sv. Jeronima (The Last Communion of St. Jerome)(1928)[5]
  • Muka i smrt Kristuseva (The Passion and Death of Christ)(1928)[6]
  • Seljak (The Peasant)(1931)[7]

Piano sonatas[edit]

  • IX. sonata za klavir f-mol (25-IX-1955)
  • VIII. sonata za klavir F-dur (Zagreb 1954)
  • VII. sonata za klavir d-mol (Zagreb 1954)
  • VI. sonata : za klavir : C-dur (Zagreb 1951; 13.XI.1951)
  • V. sonata : za klavir : B-dur (Zagreb 1951)
  • IV. sonata : za klavir : As-dur (Zagreb 1951; 19.X.1951)
  • III. sonata : za klavir : cis-mol (Zagreb 1951; 2.X.1951)
  • II. sonata : za klavir : G-dur (Zagreb 1951; 26.IX.1951)
  • Sonata E-dur (Zagreb 1945. Izrađeno po staroj skici; 22.VI.1945)

Violin sonatas[edit]

  • II. sonata za violinu i klavir : F-dur (Lovran, 1955)
  • Sonata za violinu i klavir D-dur (Lovran, 28.VIII.1952 u podne)

String quartets[edit]

  • XIII. gudački kvartet A-dur (Zagreb 1955; 30.XI.1955)
  • XII. gudački kvartet f-mol (Lovran 1955; 2.VIII.1955)
  • XI. gudački kvartet A-dur (Zagreb 1955; 9.VI.1955)
  • X. gudački kvartet F-dur (Little) (Zagreb 1955; 25.V.1955)
  • IX. gudački kvartet G-dur (Nizozemski) (Posvećeno dru. Jaapu Kunstu, Zagreb 1953)
  • VII. gudački kvartet h-mol (Opatija - Zagreb 1951; 15.IX.1951. Zagreb)
  • VI. gudački kvartet A-dur (Zagreb 1951; 20.IX.1951)
  • V. gudački kvartet g-mol (Zagreb 1951; 28.VII.1951)

Cello sonatas[edit]

  • Sonata za violoncello i klavir C-dur (Zagreb 1952)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Božidar Širola (1889. - 1956.)". National and University Library in Zagreb. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Zrtva Abrahamova (Abraham's Sacrifice)". Opening Night! Opera & Oratorio Premieres. Stanford University. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Zivot, i spomen slavnih ucitelja sv. brace Cirila i Metoda, apostola slavenskih". Stanford University. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Through the Night: 24 May 2014". BBC Radio 3. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Posljednja pricest sv. Jeronima (The Last Communion of St. Jerome)". Opening Night! Opera & Oratorio Premieres. Stanford University. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Muka i smrt Kristuseva (The Passion and Death of Christ)". Opening Night! Opera & Oratorio Premieres. Stanford University. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Seljak (The Peasant)". Opening Night! Opera & Oratorio Premieres. Stanford University. Retrieved 31 May 2014.