Theodor Schaefer

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Theodor Schaefer (23 January 1904 in Telč – 19 March 1969 in Brno) was a Czech composer of modern classical music and musical theorist.

Selected works[edit]

Stage
  • Švanda dudák (Švanda the Bagpiper), Children's Opera (1925); libretto by F. Tomek
  • Honza dobrák, Children's Opera (1923); libretto by F. Tomek
  • Mauglí (Mowgli), Incidental Music to the play by Rudyard Kipling for piano (1932)
  • Legenda o štěstí (Legend of Happiness), Ballet, Op. 23 (1950–1953)
Orchestral
  • Tři české tance ve starém slohu (3 Czech Dances in Olden Style) (1930)
  • Scherzo Piccolo, Op. 9 (1937)
  • Valašská serenáda (Wallachian Serenade), Symphonic Poem, Op. 12 (1939)
  • Janošík, Ballad-Overture, Op. 15 (1939)
  • Legenda o štěstí (Legend of Happiness), Suite from the ballet, Op. 23b (1950–1953, 1955)
  • Pekelné tance (Infernal Dances) from the ballet Legenda o štěstí, Op. 23c (1950–1953, 1958)
  • Tři části (3 Sections) from the ballet Legenda o štěstí, Op. 23d (1950–1953, 1955)
  • Taneční suita (Dance Suite) from the ballet Legenda o štěstí, Op. 23f (1950–1953, 1958)
  • Symphony, Op. 25 (1957–1961)
  • Rapsódická reportáž (Rhapsodic Report), Op. 28 (1959–1960)
Concertante
  • Concerto for piano and orchestra, Op. 10 (1937–1943)
  • Sinfonia pastorale concertante alla maniera di stile classico for flute, oboe, bassoon and chamber orchestra, Op.23a (1954); from the ballet Legenda o štěstí
  • Diathema for viola and orchestra, Op. 24 (1955–1956)
  • Barbar a růže (The Barbarian and the Rose) for piano and orchestra, Op. 27 (1958–1959)
  • Glosae instrumentale for 2 pianos and chamber ensemble, Op. 32 (1965); unfinished
Chamber music
  • String Quartet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 2 (1929)
  • Suita pro hoboj a klavír (Suite for oboe and piano) (1929–1930)
  • Violin Concerto for violin and piano, Op. 4 (1933)
  • Wind Quintet for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon, Op. 5 (1934–1935)
  • String Quartet No. 2, Op. 16 (1940–1941)
  • Slavnostní fanfáry (Brněnská konzervatoř) (Festive Fanfares for Brno Conservatory) (1943)
  • String Quartet No. 3, Op. 21 (1944–1945)
  • Divertimento mesto, Octet for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola and cello, Op. 22 (1946–1947)
  • Slavnostní fanfáry pro Univerzitu Palackého v Olomouci (Festive Fanfares for Palacký University of Olomouc) (1948)
  • Cigánovy housle (The Gyspy's Violin) for violin and piano, Op. 29 (1960–1961)
  • Fanfáry pro Janáčkovu akademii múzických umění v Brně (Fanfares for the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno) for 4 trumpets, 3 trombones and tuba, Op. 30 (1961)
Piano
  • Sonatina, Op. 6 (1935–1936)
  • Romantické skladby (Romantic Pieces); 6 Pieces, Op. 7 (1936)
  • Klavírní etudy (Etudes for Piano), Suite in 5 movements, Op. 8 (1936–1937)
  • Klavírní etudy (Etudes for Piano), 2 Dances, Op. 11 (1937–1938)
  • Index, 16 Pieces in 2 books, Op. 13 (1938)
  • Elegie za Zdeničku (Elegy for Zdenička), Suite in 5 movements, Op. 20 (1944)
Choral
  • Anemonky (The Anemones) for male chorus; words by Jaroslav Vrchlický
  • Poštovní schránka (Mail Box) for mixed chorus, Op. 3 (1932); words by Jiří Wolker
  • Tři mužské sbory (3 Male Choruses), Op. 14 (1939)
  • Vlast Libušina (Libuše's Homeland), 3 female choruses a cappella, Op. 17 (1940); words by Alois Vojkůvka
  • Zimní kantáta (Winter Cantata) for soprano, mixed chorus and orchestra, Op. 19 (1943–1945); words by Kamil Bednář
  • Dva madrigaly (2 Madrigals) for female chorus a cappella, Op. 26 (1957)
  • Světské requiem (Secular Requiem), Op. 33 (1964); unfinished
Vocal
  • Jaro přichází (Spring Is Coming), 3 Songs for female voice and piano, Op. 1 (1925); words by M. Kaulfusová, Josef Václav Sládek and A. Nováková
  • Podivný svět (Strange World), Cycle of 5 songs for tenor and piano (1925-1926); words by A. Kraus and M. Kaulfusová
  • Ukolébavka (Lullaby) for voice and piano (1931); words by L. Beková
  • Julie aneb Snář (Julie, or The Dream), Melodrama in 3 acts for soloists, chamber orchestra, jazz instruments and piano (1933–1934); words by Georges Neveux in Czech translation by Jindřich Hořejší
  • Milostné balady (Love Ballads), 5 Songs for female voice and piano, Op. 18 (1943)
  • Bithematicon, 4 Songs for baritone and piano, Op. 31 (1967)
  • Rašení for voice and piano; words by František Serafínský Procházka
  • Hvězdám for voice and piano; words by Jaroslav Vrchlický
  • Sežloutla ta lípa for voice and piano; words by Jaroslav Vrchlický
  • Balada horská for voice and piano; words by Jan Neruda
  • Balada dětská for voice and piano; words by Jan Neruda
  • Čerevený květ for voice and piano; words by Petr Bezruč
  • Má matka hrála for voice and piano; words by Karel Hlaváček

Students[edit]

  • Pavel Blatný
  • Ctirad Kohoutek
  • Ivan Petrželka
  • Alois Piňos
  • Zdeněk Pololaník
  • Zdeněk Zouhar

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