Zdeněk Lukáš

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Zdeněk Lukáš (21 August 1928 in Prague – 13 July 2007 in Prague) was a prolific Czech composer having composed over 330 works. He graduated from a teachers' college and worked as a teacher from 1953 to 1963. He was a musical editor and program director at the National Broadcasting Company in Pilsen and conducted the Česká píseň, one of the most famous choirs in the Czechoslovakia.

Selected works[edit]

Opera[edit]

  • Ať žije mrtvý (Let the Dead Live), Op.52 (1967); 3 scenes; libretto by Jiří Hurt
  • O smutné princezně Upolíně (Upolína, the Sad Princess), Op.57 (1968); little children's opera for radio; libretto by Kamil Bednář
  • Domácí karneval (The Local Carnival), Op.60 (1968); Chamber opera for radio (or television); libretto by Zdeněk Barborka
  • Planeta s tiše fialovou září (The Planet with the Light Purple Glow), Astronomical Opera, Op.141 (1979); libretto by Jiří Suchý
  • Falkenštejn, Op.197 (1984–1985); libretto by Dagmar Ledečová
  • Veta za vetu (Measure for Measure), Op.206 (1986); 2 acts (6 scenes); libretto by Dagmar Ledečová after William Shakespeare

Orchestra[edit]

  • Pathetická předehra (Pathétique Overture), Op.2
  • Rej (Rondo), Op.3
  • Matce (To Mother), Symphonic Poem, Op.5
  • Symfonická svita (Symphonic Suite), Op.6
  • Symfonietta No.1, Op.8
  • Divertimento for Chamber Orchestra, Op.16
  • Symfonietta No.2, Op.18
  • Symphony No.1, Op.22 (1960)
  • Symphony No.2, Op.26 (1961)
  • Partita for Chamber Orchestra, Op.30
  • Allegro for Chamber Orchestra, Op.30a
  • Symphony No.3 "Dove sta amore" for Mixed Chorus and Orchestra, Op.40 (1965)
  • Symfonietta solemnis, Op.43 (1965)
  • Andante for Large String Orchestra with Flute and Harp, Op.46a (1965)
  • Scherzoso for String Orchestra, Harp, Celesta and Piccolo, Op.46b (1965)
  • Symphony No.4, Op.47 (1965)
  • Partita in C for Chamber Orchestra, Op.62 (1969)
  • Postludium, Op.77 (1971)
  • SAAB 96, Op.79 (1971)
  • Symphony No.5 for Lyric Soprano Solo and Large Orchestra, Op.82 (1972)
  • Malá svita (Little Suite) for Chamber Orchestra, Op.92 (1972)
  • A Tribute to Youth, Op.97 (1973)
  • Musica da Concerto for 12 Strings and Harpsichord, Op.102 (1974)
  • Princezna Pinkpink a šašek Cupkyhup, Suite for Chamber Orchestra, Op.115 (1975)
  • Bagately (Bagatelles), Op.150 (1980)
  • Finale Festoso, Festival Music in One Movement, Op.172 (1982)
  • Canti for String Orchestra, Op.175 (1982)
  • Ouvertura Boema, Festive Overture, Op.187 (1984)
  • Symphony No.6, Op.232 (1991)
  • Znělka, Op.281 (1996)
  • Symphony No.7 "Trionfo del tempo" for Soprano Solo and Orchestra, Op.312 (2000)

Concert band[edit]

  • Finale, Op.83 (1972)
  • Musica Boema, 2 Movements for Winds, Brass, Harp, Xylophone and Glockenspiel, Op.137 (1978)
  • Finale, Op.190 (1984)
  • Sinfonia Brevis, Op.265 (1995)
  • Pražská slavnostní hudba (Prague Festive Music), Op.267 (1995)
  • Ave Maria, Aria for Winds, Op.325 (2002)
  • Slavia – Galopp, Op.273 (1995)
  • Choral – Präludium, Op.282 (1996)
  • Musica Bohemica, Overture for Large Wind Orchestra, Op.285 (1997)
  • Messaggio, Symphonic Poem for Large Wind Orchestra, Op.295 (1998)
  • Metamorfosy, Op.299 (1998)
  • Kyrie Eleison to the Memory of Saint Wenceslas, King of Bohemia, Op.331 (2003)
  • Fanfára pro Hudbu hradní stráže (Fanfare for the Music of the Castle Guard), Op.337

Concertante[edit]

  • Concerto [No.1] in G Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op.4
  • Fantazie for Piano and Orchestra, Op.9a
  • Rondo for Piano and Orchestra, Op.9b
  • Concerto [No.1] for Violin and Orchestra, Op.11 (1956)
  • Concerto [No.1] for Cello and Orchestra, Op.13 (1957)
  • Komorní svita (Chamber Suite) for Piano and String Orchestra, Op.15 (1958)
  • Concertino for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra, Op.24
  • Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra, Op.34 (1963)
  • Concerto Grosso No.1 for Solo String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op.36 (1964)
  • Sonata Concertata for Piano and Orchestra, Op.49 (1966)
  • Concerto for Violin, Viola and Orchestra, Op.58 (1968)
  • Variations for Piano and Orchestra, Op.69 (1970)
  • Svita (Suite) for Solo Clarinet, Flute (Piccolo), Cimbalom and Orchestra, Op.80 (1971)
  • Concerto Grosso No.2 for Solo Flute, Solo Violin, Orchestra and Magnetic Tape, Op.87 (1972)
  • Serenade for Flute, Oboe, Viola, Bassoon, String Orchestra and Percussion, Op.103 (1974)
  • Preludium, Fuga and Postludium for Tenor-Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra, Op.107 (1974)
  • Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra, Op.113 (1976)
  • Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op.119 (1976)
  • Concerto Grosso No.3 for 6 Solo Violins and Chamber Orchestra, Op.129 (1977)
  • Proměny (Transformations), Concert Piece for Piano and Orchestra, Op.140 (1978)
  • Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra, Op.152 (1980)
  • Concerto [No.2] for Violin and Orchestra, Op.163 (1981)
  • Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Op.164 (1981)
  • Koncertní hudba (Concert Music) for Solo Harp and String Orchestra, Op.177 (1982)
  • Koncertantní svita (Suite Concertante) for Brass Quintet (2 Trumpets, Horn, 2 Trombones) and String Ensemble, Op.184 (1983)
  • Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Op.185 (1983)
  • Concerto [No.2] for Piano and Orchestra, Op.192 (1984)
  • Preludio e Rondo for Solo Violin and String Orchestra, Op.201 (1985)
  • Concerto [No.2] for Cello and Orchestra, Op.204 (1986)
  • Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, Op.223 (1989)
  • Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Op.224 (1989)
  • Duo di basso, Double Concerto for Cello, Double Bass and String Chamber Orchestra, Op.227 (1989); revision of Op.210
  • Concertino for Violin, Marimba and String Orchestra, Op.233 (1988)
  • Za Dunaj, Piece for Harpsichord and Chamber Orchestra, Op.240
  • Concerto for Cimbalom and String Orchestra, Op.244 (1991)
  • Concertino Dedicato for Solo Violin and String Chamber Orchestra, Op.248 (1992)
  • Concerto No.3 for Piano and Orchestra, Op.258 (1993)
  • Concerto Grosso No.4 for 4 Saxophones and String Orchestra, Op.262 (1994)
  • Vox cordis mei, Concerto for Organ, 2 Trumpets and String Orchestra, Op.293 (1997)
  • Double Concerto for Oboe, Bassoon and Orchestra, Op.302 (1999)
  • Double Concerto for Oboe, Bassoon and Orchestra, Op.304 (1999)
  • Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, Op.323
  • Symfonický koncert (Symphonic Concerto) for String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op.324
  • Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra, Op.335
  • Ricordi, Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra, Op.344 (2005)
  • Dies Natalis for Solo Violin and String Orchestra, Op.348
  • Sinfonia Concertante for Trumpet, Horn, Trombone and Orchestra, Op.349

Chamber music[edit]

  • Čtyři fragmenty (4 Fragments) for Violin, Clarinet and Piano Left Hand, Op.10
  • Kvartetino, String Quartet [No.1], Op.12
  • Trio Violin, Piano and Small Drum, Op.32 (1962)
  • String Quartet No.2, Op.42 (1965)
  • Musica Rytmica, Concerto for Percussion (1 Player) and 8 Wind Instruments, Op. 51 (1966)
  • Woodwind Quintet with Triangle, Op.61 (1968)
  • Duetti for Violin, Bassoon, Viola, Clarinet, Cello, Oboe, Double Bass, Flute and Percussion, Op.66 (1969)
  • Rondo for 4 Saxophones, Op.70 (1970)
  • Amoroso, Miniature Incidental Piece for E Clarinet, Bagpipes and Double Bass, Op.75 (1971)
  • String Quartet No.3, Op.93 (1973)
  • Divertimento for Violin and Viola, Op.96 (1973)
  • Tři ronda (3 Rondos) for Flute, Cello and Piano, Op.104 (1974)
  • Piano Trio, Op.106 (1974)
  • Kratochvíle pro pět (Pastime for Five), Piece for Woodwind Quintet, Op.121 (1976)
  • Katedrály (Cathedrals), 5 Movements for Brass Quintet and Organ, Op.124 (1976)
  • Co umím nakreslit, Suite for Chamber Ensemble of Instrumental Soloists, Op.127 (1977)
  • Intarzie, 3 Movements for Violin, Viola and Cello, Op.132 (1977)
  • Sonata di Danza [Piano Quartet No.1] for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, Op.151 (1980)
  • Raccontino for E Baritone Saxophone and Percussion (2 Players), Op.153 (1980)
  • Rozhovor s panem Myslivečkem v roce 1981 (Conversations with Mysliveček in the Year 1981), Rondo for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello, Op.155 (1980)
  • Serenade for Brass Quintet, Op.161 (1981)
  • 2 + 2 for E Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Marimba and Vibraphone, Op.179 (1982)
  • Canzoni da Sonar for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello, Op.181 (1983)
  • Dvojlístek, Little Serenade for Violin and Viola, Op.205a (1986)
  • Dvojhry (Duo) for Violin and Cello, Op.207 (1987)
  • Duo di Basso for Cello and Double Bass, Op.210 (1987); revised as Op.227
  • Letní hudba (Summer Music) for 3 Trumpets, B Bass Trumpet, 2 Horns, 2 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba and Percussion, Op.212 (1987)
  • String Quartet No.4, Op.213 (1987)
  • Intarzie II for Violin, Horn and Piano, Op.226 (1989)
  • Piano Quartet No.2, Op.241 (1991)
  • Malé finale (Little Finale) for String Quartet, Op.242 (1991)
  • Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello, Op.246 (1991)
  • Nonetto for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, Op.250 (1992)
  • Duetti II, Op.251 (1992)
  • Quartetto con Flauto for Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano, Op.253 (1992)
  • Kasace for Flute, Oboe and Viola, Op.270 (1995)
  • Partita alla Fanfare for Brass Quintet, Op.271 (1995)
  • Nonet for 3 Trumpets, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones and Tuba, Op.278
  • Ricordo, Quintet for 2 Oboes, Bassoon, Harpsichord and Double Bass, Op.296 (1998)
  • Serenata for Cello and Double Bass, Op.300 (1998)
  • Pastorely (Pastorales), Easy Pieces for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op.303 (1999)
  • Contrasti per quattro, String Quartet No.5, Op.305 (1999)
  • Trio in D for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, Op.310 (2000)
  • Serenata Piccola for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Horn, Op.318
  • Per Tutte le Corde, Quintet for Harp and String Quartet, Op.320 (2001)
  • Cantico for 12 Cellos and 2 Double Basses, Op.333
  • Sextet for 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and Piano, Op.339
  • Trio Boemo for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op.343 (2004)
  • Rita mattinata for String Quartet, Op.345
  • Proměny lásky (Transformations of Love), Trio for Flute, Viola and Cello, Op.351
  • Rotlevův šlojíř, Trio for Violin, Viola and Piano, Op.354 (2007)

Flute

  • Sonatina for Flute and Piano, Op.19
  • Canto for 4 Flutes and Harpsichord, Op.275 (1996)
  • Cantabile e Fugato for Flute and Piano, Op.292 (1997)

Oboe

  • Pět listů (5 Leaves) for Oboe and Harp, Op.249 (1992)
  • Impulsioni for Oboe and Piano, Op.313 (2000)

Clarinet

  • Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op.23
  • Legenda for Bass Clarinet (or Tenor Saxophone) and Piano, Op.85 (1972)
  • Koncertantní etuda (Concertante Etude) for Clarinet and Piano, Op.203 (1986)

Bassoon

  • Rondo for Bassoon and Piano, Op.168 (1981)

Trumpet

  • Dvojzpěvy (Duets) in 3 Parts for Trumpet in D and Organ, Op.125 (1976)
  • Liturgical Songs for Solo Trumpet and Organ, Op.315 (2000)

Horn

  • Corni di Praga, Partita for 4 Horns, Op.130 (1977)

Saxophone

  • Lento Dramatico for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Op.264 (1994)

Violin

  • Šťáhlavská Sonatina for Violin and Piano, Op.7
  • Dvě bagately (2 Bagatelles) for Violin and Piano, Op.14
  • Partita Semplice for 4 Violins and Piano, Op.37
  • Tři dua (3 Duos) for 2 Violins, Op.188 (1984)
  • Suite in 3 Parts for Solo Violin, Op.218 (1988)
  • Dubnová improvizace (Capricious Improvization) for Violin and Piano, Op.234 (1991)
  • Ricordo sul G, Piece for Violin and Piano, Op.340
  • Far Musica for 3 Solo Violins, Op.341 (2004)

Viola

  • Hudba k vernisáži for Viola and Piano, Op.68 (1970)
  • Meditace (Meditation) for Viola and Harpsichord, Op.116 (1975)
  • Meditace – Rondo (Meditation – Rondo) for Viola and Harpsichord, Op.128 (1977)
  • Cantabile for Viola and Harpsichord, Op.216 (1988)
  • Sonata for Viola Solo, Op.243 (1991)
  • Canto Appassionato for Viola and Piano, Op.308 (1999)
  • Hosprenglic, Duo for Viola and Harp, Op.328 (2002)
  • Supplemento for Viola and Harpsichord, Op.334
  • Dolore ed Amore for 4 Violas, Op.347

Cello

  • Rondo for Cello and Harpsichord, Op.257
  • Musica per Ogni Tempo for 2 Cellos and Piano, Op.317 (2000)
  • Preludium per Due Sonatori for Solo Cello and Percussion, Op.352 (2006)

Guitar

  • Preludio Brevis for 4 Guitars, Op.342 (2004)

Harp

  • Canzonette for Harp, Op.98 (1973)

Organ

  • Ex regione Prachaticensi, Piece for Solo Organ, Op.123 (1976)
  • Pražské pastorale (Prague Pastorale), Piece for Solo Organ, Op.158 (1981)
  • Tusta, Rhapsody for Organ, Op.290 (1997)

Harpsichord

  • Partita for Harpsichord, Op.154 (1980)
  • V podzámčí, 4 Czech Dances for Solo Harpsichord with Mixed Chorus, Op.170 (1981)

Piano

  • Dva klavírní kusy (2 Piano Pieces), Op.21
  • Musica per Piano, 3 Pieces, Op.45 (1965)
  • Balada (Ballade), Op.78 (1972)
  • Píseň (Song), Op.88 (1972)
  • Tři písně pro klavír (3 Songs for Piano), Op.91a (1972)
  • Míša, Ríša, Mikinka, Op.91b (1972)
  • Čtyři studie pro klavír (4 Etudes for Piano), Op.139 (1978)
  • Canzone, Op.173 (1982)
  • Koncertantní sonatina (Concertante Sonatina), Op.208 (1987)
  • Corali for 2 Pianos, Op.247 (1992)
  • Andante and Allegro, Op.269 (1995)

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