Johnstone Creations – OTTOKAR NOVACEK – Perpetuum Mobile – this music has been prepared for Cello and Piano
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PDF 1 – Cello and Piano parts (16 pages in all)
Nice music – but the old handwriting of the cello part is not of professional quality… but just about readable! As a solo solo virtuoso work it is intended to be played from memory in any case.
Novacek was born at Weißkirchen (Serbian: Bela Crkva), southern Austrian Empire (today Serbia). He studied successfully with his father Martin Joseph Nováček, with Jakob Dont in Vienna (1880–83), and with Henry Schradieck and Brodsky at the Leipzig Conservatory, where he won the Mendelssohn Prize in 1885. He played in the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and in the Brodsky Quartet, originally as second violin and later as viola. He subsequently immigrated to the USA, where he was a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Arthur Nikisch (1891) and was appointed principal viola in the Damrosch Orchestra, New York (1892-3). He also played in the re-formed Brodsky Quartet.
In 1899, after a heart condition forced him to retire from playing, he devoted himself to composition. His works include a piano concerto (1894, dedicated to, and first performed by, Ferruccio Busoni), Perpetuum mobile (Perpetual Motion) for violin and orchestra or piano (1895), three string quartets (published in 1890, 1898 and 1904), eight Concerto caprices and other works for violin and piano (including 8 Bulgarian Dances), and six songs to texts by Leo Tolstoy. He died in New York City.
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