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Petr  Eben

Born: January 22nd, 1929
Died: October 24th, 2007
Country of origin: Czech Republic
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Conductor: Chuhei Iwasaki
Orchestra: Filharmonie Hradec Králové
2020-02-20 | Hradec (Czech Republic), Sál Filharmonie — 19:30

Petr Eben was counted among the best known Czech composers. He spent his childhood in Česky Krumlov where he also studied piano, violoncello and organ. After hard years of occupation he entered the Prague Academy of Music to study piano and composition. In 1955-90 Eben was teaching at the department of musical science at CharlesUniversity before being designated professor of composition at the Academy of Performing Arts. Apart from his concert activities he was a celebrated improviser on both piano and organ. He has given concerts abroad in Paris (Notre Dame), London (Royal Festival Hall and Westminster Cathedral), as well as at the festivals of Melbourne, Edinburgh, Vienna, Ossiach, Berlin and the USA. However Eben’s core activity was composing.

His work includes all genres: the opera Jeremias, das Ballett Curses and Blessings (written for Holland-Festival 1983), the oratorio Apologia Socratus, the concert symphony Night Hours (written for Leipzig), Prague Nocturne (for the Vienna Philharmonic), the Second Organ Concerto (on the occasion of opening of the new organ for Radio Vienna) Missa cum populo (for the Avignon Festival), the oratorio Sacred Signs (for the Salzburg Cathedral), the oratorio Anno domini (for Paderborn) and Cusanus-Meditationen (for Mainz and Brixen).

Petr Eben has been awarded many international prizes for his song, chorus and organ series (the 1990 award for the piano cycle ‘Job’). Among his honors are the Order ‘Chevalier de lorde des Arts et des Lettres’ from the French Minister for Culture, nomination as Professor h.c. of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the Stamitz Prize of the German Künstlergilde, a doctor’s degree h.c. from Charles University, the St. Constantin and Metod Prize from the Bishops’ Conference, the Kunst and Kulturpreis of the German Bishops’ Conference in Mainz, and an Honorary Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Royal College of Organists.

Many of his compositions have been published and recorded on CD.

Conductor: Chuhei Iwasaki
Orchestra: Filharmonie Hradec Králové
2020-02-20 | Hradec (Czech Republic), Sál Filharmonie — 19:30

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  1. Gutenberg-Toccata

    Gutenberg-Toccata

    Download Edition
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : trumpet, trombone and organ
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 20389 Q6702
    €21.99  *
  2. Letters to Milena

    Letters to Milena

    5 piano pieces inspired by Franz Kafka letters
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ED 8125
    €18.50  *
  3. Hommage à Henry Purcell

    Hommage à Henry Purcell

    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : organ
    Order No. : ED 8442
    €24.00  *
  4. Heilige Zeichen

    Heilige Zeichen

    Oratorium nach einem Proprium
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB) with soloists (SBar), children's choir (SMezA), 2 organs and instrumental-ensemble
    Edition : vocal/piano score
    Language : Latin
    Order No. : ED 8581
    €47.50  *
  5. Opponents

    Opponents

    Trio
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : clarinet, piano and percussion
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 8903
    €25.00  *
  6. Campanae gloriosae

    Campanae gloriosae

    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : organ
    Order No. : ED 9220
    €20.50  *
  7. Cusanus-Meditation

    Cusanus-Meditation

    "Du, Herr, bist der Begleiter meiner Wanderfahrt"
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB) with tenor solo, string orchestra and harp (organpositiv) or with organ
    Edition : score
    Language : German
    Order No. : ED 9403
    €29.00  *
  8. Vox clamantis

    Vox clamantis

    Symphonischer Satz für drei Trompeten und Orchester
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : 3 trumpets and orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  9. Nocní Hodiny

    Nocní Hodiny

    (Nachtstunden)
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : Holzwind quintet and orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  10. Konzert

    Konzert

    für Klavier und Orchester
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : piano and orchestra
    Edition : performance material

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Petr Eben was counted among the best known Czech composers. He spent his childhood in Česky Krumlov where he also studied piano, violoncello and organ. After hard years of occupation he entered the Prague Academy of Music to study piano and composition. In 1955-90 Eben was teaching at the department of musical science at CharlesUniversity before being designated professor of composition at the Academy of Performing Arts. Apart from his concert activities he was a celebrated improviser on both piano and organ. He has given concerts abroad in Paris (Notre Dame), London (Royal Festival Hall and Westminster Cathedral), as well as at the festivals of Melbourne, Edinburgh, Vienna, Ossiach, Berlin and the USA. However Eben’s core activity was composing.

His work includes all genres: the opera Jeremias, das Ballett Curses and Blessings (written for Holland-Festival 1983), the oratorio Apologia Socratus, the concert symphony Night Hours (written for Leipzig), Prague Nocturne (for the Vienna Philharmonic), the Second Organ Concerto (on the occasion of opening of the new organ for Radio Vienna) Missa cum populo (for the Avignon Festival), the oratorio Sacred Signs (for the Salzburg Cathedral), the oratorio Anno domini (for Paderborn) and Cusanus-Meditationen (for Mainz and Brixen).

Petr Eben has been awarded many international prizes for his song, chorus and organ series (the 1990 award for the piano cycle ‘Job’). Among his honors are the Order ‘Chevalier de lorde des Arts et des Lettres’ from the French Minister for Culture, nomination as Professor h.c. of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the Stamitz Prize of the German Künstlergilde, a doctor’s degree h.c. from Charles University, the St. Constantin and Metod Prize from the Bishops’ Conference, the Kunst and Kulturpreis of the German Bishops’ Conference in Mainz, and an Honorary Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Royal College of Organists.

Many of his compositions have been published and recorded on CD.

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Performances
Conductor: Chuhei Iwasaki
Orchestra: Filharmonie Hradec Králové
2020-02-20 | Hradec (Czech Republic), Sál Filharmonie — 19:30
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per page
  1. Gutenberg-Toccata

    Gutenberg-Toccata

    Download Edition
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : trumpet, trombone and organ
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 20389 Q6702
    €21.99  *
  2. Letters to Milena

    Letters to Milena

    5 piano pieces inspired by Franz Kafka letters
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : piano
    Order No. : ED 8125
    €18.50  *
  3. Hommage à Henry Purcell

    Hommage à Henry Purcell

    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : organ
    Order No. : ED 8442
    €24.00  *
  4. Heilige Zeichen

    Heilige Zeichen

    Oratorium nach einem Proprium
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB) with soloists (SBar), children's choir (SMezA), 2 organs and instrumental-ensemble
    Edition : vocal/piano score
    Language : Latin
    Order No. : ED 8581
    €47.50  *
  5. Opponents

    Opponents

    Trio
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : clarinet, piano and percussion
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ED 8903
    €25.00  *
  6. Campanae gloriosae

    Campanae gloriosae

    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : organ
    Order No. : ED 9220
    €20.50  *
  7. Cusanus-Meditation

    Cusanus-Meditation

    "Du, Herr, bist der Begleiter meiner Wanderfahrt"
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : mixed choir (SATB) with tenor solo, string orchestra and harp (organpositiv) or with organ
    Edition : score
    Language : German
    Order No. : ED 9403
    €29.00  *
  8. Vox clamantis

    Vox clamantis

    Symphonischer Satz für drei Trompeten und Orchester
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : 3 trumpets and orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  9. Nocní Hodiny

    Nocní Hodiny

    (Nachtstunden)
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : Holzwind quintet and orchestra
    Edition : performance material
  10. Konzert

    Konzert

    für Klavier und Orchester
    Composer : Eben, Petr
    Instrumentation : piano and orchestra
    Edition : performance material

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