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Szeghy Iris

(05. 03. 1956)

Szeghy Iris
Szeghy Iris
Nürenbergstr. 17
CH-8037 Zürich (ZH)
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)44 363 29 66

www.szeghy.ch

 

Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers
Biography
* 05. 03. 1956.

Iris Szeghy was born in a hungarian family in Slovakia, she lives and works as a freelance composer in Zurich. She graduated in composition with a dissertation in 1989 from the Bratislava School of Music. Her meanwhile extensive work catalogue encompasses solo, chamber music, orchestra and vocal works which have been performed by notable interpreters at various concerts and festivals in Europe, Asia and America. Her portrait concerts have been performed in Stuttgart, San Diego, Hamburg, Bremen and Dublin, Luzern and Bern. Numerous short- and long-term fellowship residencies led her to Budapest, Warsaw, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Worpswede, Amsterdam, San Diego, Boswil and Stein am Rhein. She has received commissions for compositions from the Bratislava Music Festival, the Hillard Ensemble, Pro Helvetia Culture Foundation and the Boswil Summer Festival, the "Musikpodium der Stadt Zürich" and various other musicians and ensembles all over the world. Besides various recordings on CD collections, a portrait CD of Iris Szeghy by the ensemble SurPlus from Freiburg im Breisgau was published in 2002.

Work list
Hommage à Rodin (1982)
Encounters with three statues of the master

Instrumentation: for violin and piano

This work is inspired by three of Rodin's statues:
1. L'âge de fer
2. Le penseur
3. Balzac

Duration: 15' 00"
Musikfond
Bratislava
Confessions (1984)

Instrumentation: for female or children's choir

1. To My Grandmother
2. To Little Blanka, Iris and Martha
3. To My Sister
4. To My Father
5. To My Mother

Duration: 6' 00"
Musikfond
Bratislava
Wir gehen in den Zoo (1984)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Wir gehen in den Zoo (1984)

Instrumentation: for 2 melodic instruments and piano

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Frühlingssonate (1979-1985/08)

Instrumentation: for organ

1. Bäume
2. Blumen
3. Vögel
4. Lob des Frühlings

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Vivat Summer (1980-1985)
Little Suite

Instrumentation: for Clarinet

Suite consisting of seven miniatures.

Duration: 6' 00"
Musikfond
Bratislava
Ein Spiel (1984-1985)

Instrumentation: for two children's choirs (or one choir in two groups)

This work musicalises an unsemantic nursery rhyme.

Duration: 5' 00"
Musikfond
Bratislava
Musica dolorosa (1985)

Instrumentation: for string orchestra

1. Moderato
2. Reminiscenza. Allegretto giocoso
3. Tranquillo. Sempre con sordino

Duration: 15' 00"
Musikfond
Bratislava
Musica dolorosa (1985)
string quartet

1. Moderato
2. Reminiscenza. Allegretto giocoso
3. Tranquillo. Sempre con sordino

Duration: 15' 00"
Musikfond
Bratislava
Poetische Studien (1985)

Instrumentation: for piano trio

Fifteen miniatures: Preludio - Staccato - Legato - Interludio I - Crescendo - Decrescendo - Sotto voce - Interludio II - Tremolo - Flagioletti - Interludio III - Armonia - Unisono - Glissando - Postludio.

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Suite de Poche (Pocket Suite) (1986)

Instrumentation: for guitar

A work inspired by the baroque suite and jazz.
Prélude - Allemande - Courante - Sarabande - Gavotte - Fuguette - Postlude.

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Minifanfare (1986)

Instrumentation: for brass quintet (hn.2tpt.tbn.tba)

Duration: 2' 00"
Astoria-Verlag
Berlin
Canto triste (1986)
Nocturne

Instrumentation: for trombone (violoncello) and piano

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Concert (1987-1989)

Instrumentation: for violoncello and orchestra (2.2.2.2/4.2.3.1/timp.3perc/str)

Passacaglia - Toccata - Aria.

Duration: 26' 00"
Astoria-Verlag
Berlin
Three Shakespeare Songs (1990)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir or female choir

Texts: William Shakespeare

Fairy Song - Sweet Music's Power - Song Sung in Arden.

Duration: 9' 00"
Tonger Verlag
Köln
Afforismi (1990)

Instrumentation: for flute (or oboe), clarinet and bassoon

This work consists of seven miniatures: Hemingway - Remarque - Schiller - Descartes - Börne - Voltaire - Hemingway/Szeghy.

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
De profundis (1990)
4 conzoni secondo after the poems by Michelangelo Buonarroti

Instrumentation: for voice (S or Mez) and two melodic instruments (fl, ob, cl. vn, va, vc)

Texts: Michelangelo Buonarroti

Song cycle in four movements: All'amore - All'amico - Al mondo - A Dio.

Duration: 15' 00"
Astoria-Verlag
Berlin
Ciaccona (1991)

Instrumentation: for violin or viola

Virtuoso work inspired by the Ciaccona in d minor by J.S. Bach.

Duration: 11' 00"
Tonger Verlag
Köln
Variations on a German Folksong (1991)

Instrumentation: for horn trio

A virtuoso piece over the folksong 'Grün, grün, grün sind alle meine Kleider'.

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Prelusio e danza (1992)

Instrumentation: for bass clarinet or basset horn

Virtuoso work partly inspired by jazz improvisation.

Duration: 5' 00"
Tonger Verlag
Köln
Midsummer Night's Mystery (1992)

Instrumentation: for two (or four) percussionists

This work is inspired by the midsummer night's rituals.
Fire - Dance - Dawn.

Duration: 12' 00"
Astoria-Verlag
Berlin
Afforismi II (1992)

Instrumentation: for flute, oboe (or English horn) and bass clarinet

This work consists of seven miniatures: Hemingway - Remarque - Schiller - Descartes - Börne - Voltaire - Hemingway/Szeghy.

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Ave Maria (1992)

Instrumentation: for soprano, viola, violoncello and double-bass (or string orchestra without violins)

Duration: 7' 00"
Tonger Verlag
Köln
Perpetuum mobile (1993)

Instrumentation: for piano

for fully or partly prepared piano.

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Psalm (1993)

Instrumentation: for solo voice

Texts: Paul Celan

Musicalisation of Celan's poem 'Psalm' from 'Niemandsrose'.

Duration: 7' 00"
Tonger Verlag
Köln
In Between (1993)

Instrumentation: for oboe and electronic tape

Duration: 8' 30"
Manuscript
Oratio et gratias actio pro sanitate matris meae (1994-1995)

Instrumentation: for four voices (CT2TB) or six voices (S2CTTBarB) or a mixed choir without soprano

Liturgical latin text.

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Story (1995)

Instrumentation: for voice (S or Mez) and electronic tape

Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
A Day in Manhattan (1996)

Instrumentation: for four guitars

Morning - Afternoon - Evening - Night.

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Hommage à Heidelberg (1996)
Vocalisms

Instrumentation: for song and chamber orchestra (fl, cl, pf, timp, vn, vc, db)

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
The Prayer (1998)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir

Latin liturgical text.

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Secret Love (1999)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir

Texts: Emilia Husarová

Choral cycle in three movements:
1. Narcissus
2. This House
3. Secret Love
Two language versions: English and Slovak.

Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
Psalms 130 (1999)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir and organ

Latin text from the Bible.

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
When I Die (1999)

Instrumentation: for voice (MezA poss. S) and percussion instruments

Texts: Imre Szeghy

This piece musicalises a poem written by my father. The speach mutations are English or Hungarian.

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Bolero-Blues (2000)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
It-Movements (2001)

Instrumentation: for flute, saxophone, viola, guitar and percussion

1. Laying It Down
2. Taking It up
3. Moving It Around

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Canticum (2002)

Instrumentation: for accordion

Virtouso piece. Variations over a kind of choral theme.

Duration: 8' 30"
Manuscript
Homewards (1997/03)

Instrumentation: for large orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/timp.3perc/cel.hp/hp)

Dedicated to the memory of my father.

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
Tableaux d'un parc (1999/03)

Instrumentation: for chamber ensemble (1.1.1.1 - 0.0.0.0 - perc, pf - 1.1.1.1) or orchestra (with choral strings)

Inspired by Mussorgskij's 'Bildern einer Ausstellung'. Instead of the pictures it is the trees of a park.
Movements: Promenade - Betula - Quercus - Promenade - Salix - Nymphaea - Promenade - Pinus - Sequoia.

Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
Vielleicht, dass uns etwas aufginge (2002-2003)

Instrumentation: for soprano and strings (min. 2-2-2-2-1)

Texts: Klaus Merz

Five short poems.

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Anrufung des Grossen Bären (2003)

Instrumentation: for soprano, flute and piano

Texts: Ingeborg Bachmann

This three-movement piece is a musicalisation of the poems 'Reklame' and 'Anrufung des Grossen Bären' by Ingeborg Bachmann.

Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
Ad Parnassum (2004-2005)
After pictures by Paul Klee

Instrumentation: for strings (min.: 4.3.2.2.1)

Cycle for string orchestra in 9 movements.

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Slowakischer Tanz (2005)

Instrumentation: for violin solo

Short, virtuoso piece with folk inspiration.

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Hesse-Splitter (2006)

Instrumentation: for soprano (tenor) and piano

Texts: Hermann Hesse

Cycle of 16 miniatures after fragments from Hesse's letters, essays and poetry.

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Streichtrio "Goldberg" (2006-2007)

Movements (attacca)
1. Introduzione. Cadenza I
2. Arietta. Cadenza II
3. Agitato. Cadenza III
4. Variazioni

Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
Liebeserklärungen (1989)

Instrumentation: for female choir or children's choir

Vocalisations.

Duration: 7' 00"
Hudobný fond - Music Fund Slovakia
Medená 29
SK-811 02 Bratislava
Slovakei
Tel. +421 (2) 59207 411
sekretariat@hf.sk
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Afforismi III (1992)

Instrumentation: for flute, oboe (ca) and bassoon

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Slowakischer Tanz (2007)

Instrumentation: for violoncello solo

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Choral (2008)

Instrumentation: for 2 pianos

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Afforismi IV (2009)

Instrumentation: for flute, sax and bass clarinet

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Christmas Carol (2009)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Neniae (2010)

Instrumentation: for wind quintet (fl, ob, cl, hn, bn) and theramin

Duration: 16' 00"
Manuscript
3 Appenzeller Lieder (2010)

Instrumentation: for voice and piano

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Meadow Song (2011)

Instrumentation: for 2 sopranos or soprano and 1 melodic instrument

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Menschheit (2011)

Instrumentation: for soprano, double choir and orchestra

Texts: Georg Trakl, Altes Testament

Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
Folclorico (2011)

Instrumentation: for clarinet and accordion (piano)

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Mirabilia Musicae (2012)

Instrumentation: for female choir or vocal ensemble (8 voices)

Texts: Heinrich Heine

Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Bibliography
Meyer, Thomas: Dass uns etwas aufginge. Ein Porträt der Komponistin Iris Szeghy, in: clingKlong 54 (2006), S. 2-9
Flückiger, Esther: Im Osten geprägt vom Westen, im Westen geprägt vom Osten, in: Viva Voce (2005), S. 16-21
Flückiger, Esther: Iris Szeghy-An Interview with the Composer, in: Journal of the IAWM 2 (2005), S. 20-22
Flückiger, Esther: Iris Szeghy - Fra est e ovest, in: cling Klong 51 (2004), S. 40-45
Kmitová, Jana: To the Compositions of Iris Szeghy in the 1990s, in: Slovenská hudva 1 (2002), S. 63-84


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