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Jānis Ivanovs

Jānis Ivanovs

Latvian composer
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Quick Facts
Intro Latvian composer
Countries Latvia Russia
Occupations Composer Conductor Music educator
Gender male
Birth 9 October 1906 (Preiļi, Preiļi municipality, Latvia)
Death 27 March 1983 (Riga, Latvia)
Education Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music
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Biography

Jānis Ivanovs (9 October 1906 in Babri, Preiļi – 27 March 1983 in Riga) was a Latvian and Soviet classical music composer.

In 1931, he graduated from the Latvian State Conservatory in Riga. In 1944, he joined the conservatory's faculty, becoming a full professor in 1955. He is regarded as being the most distinguished Latvian symphonist. His love of melody is evident in each of his compositions, and forms the essence of his works. He often drew inspiration from the native songs of the Latgale district in eastern Latvia. His grasp of orchestral color and musical texture were highly regarded by his colleagues. The Latvian composer and music critic, Margers Zarins, described Ivanovs' symphonies as "like ancient Greek tragedies, filled with ecstasy and purification." He is mostly remembered for his twenty-one symphonies. Nevertheless, he composed in many other fields, including five symphonic poems, one concerto piece for piano, violin and cello, three string quartets, and numerous vocal, piano and various chamber works.

He became the People's Artist of the USSR in 1965, was awarded the USSR State Prize in 1950 and Latvian SSR State Prize in 1959 and 1970.

Compositions

Symphonies

  • No. 1 in B-flat minor Poema Sinfonia (1933)
  • No. 2 in D minor (1937)
  • No. 3 in F minor (1938)
  • No. 4 Atlantis with female choir (1941)
  • No. 5 in C major (1945)
  • No. 6 Latgalian (1949)
  • No. 7 in C minor (1953)
  • No. 8 in B minor (1956)
  • No. 9 (1960)
  • No. 10 (1963)
  • No. 11 in E-flat minor (1965)
  • No. 12 in C major Sinfonia Energica (1967)
  • No. 13 in D minor Sinfonia Humana (1969)
  • No. 14 Sinfonia da Camera for string orchestra (1971)
  • No. 15 Sinfonia Ipsa (1972)
  • No. 16 (1974)
  • No. 17 in C major (1976)
  • No. 18 (1977)
  • No. 19 (1979)
  • No. 20 in E-flat major (1981)
  • No. 21 in C major (1983, Unfinished)

Tone poems

  • Rainbow (1939)
  • Lacplesis (1957)
  • Poema Luttuoso for String Orchestra (1966)
  • Novella Brevis (1982)

Other orchestral works

  • Violin Concerto in E minor (1951)
  • Cello Concerto in B minor (1952)
  • Piano Concerto in D minor (1959)

Chamber music

  • String Quartet no. 1 (1931/32)
  • String Quartet no. 2 in C major (1946)
  • String Quartet no. 3 (1961)
  • Piano Trio (1976, published 1979)

Piano works

  • Three Sketches
  • Sonata Brevis
  • Andante Replicado in E-flat minor
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