In 1908 he was elected chief organist of the church in Bratislava and he was a teacher in the school. Since 1921 he is leader in the cathedral of St. Martin. Performances of his own compositions in Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Berlin, Chicago U.S.A., etc.; some of them with active cooperation and personal direction.
Dragutin Arany, Zagreb ->
is cooperating to a work of the famous composer Goffriller which will be published very soon in 1934.
Jean Borgovan, Bucharest ->
is a composer specially of Rumanian songs. He obtained twice a prize in 1913 (Society du Fond de theatre), 1933 (Prix Cremer) for "Les chansons de la Nuit". As a physician he specialized on internal diseases and diseases of the skin. As a composer he is advanced, yet building upon the old traditions. All his compositions reveal the Rumanian spirit, impregnated with archaism, the instrumental setting being in a modern way and harmonious.
E.F. Burian, Prague ->
is a well known modern composer and is considered an expert for jazz-music. He is the initiator of the well-known Voice-bands and obtained with them great successes at the International Musical Festival in Siena 1928.
Rudolph Friml, New York ->
went to America with Kubelik in 1891 and 1906 and he gave many piano recitals, playing his own piano concerto with the New York Symphony Orchestra.
Stan Golestan, Paris
Each first performance of his symphonic compositions are the most important moments of his life.
Jan Maklakiewicz, Warsaw ->
obtained the State Prize for the best composition written in Poland during the past 3 years. In his works he continued together with Karol Szymanowski the Polish ideas about the music of Chopin. His music has the National Polish character, though composed with modern technique.
Stefanoff Nenoff, Sofia ->
founded a composer's union in 1933 of which he is secretary and he gave recitals in Bulgaria and all over Europe. He has created 14 compositions for piano, orchestra, songs, chamber music. Altogether over 40 works have been performed in Bulgaria, partly also abroad (Berlin, Dresden, Rome, Warsaw, Paris, etc.). He is a writer on musical subjects and is a music critic for Bulgarian newspapers as well as a promoter of Bulgarian composers by arranging first performances of their works in Bulgaria and abroad.
Josef Pirner, Bratislava ->
worked as a Music teacher for 10 years in Italy and for 15 years has been Professor for Music at the Music Academy at Bratislava. Since 30 years he is a Music Pedagogue (piano, violin, guitarre). His compositions: songs, marches, dances, piano-music for children and so on. In preparation is the composition of an opera "Kampf der Welten" (its content: the fraternization of the people's of Europe). He is the composer of the Pan-European Hymn to the words of the young Slovakian Poet Dr. Iskrin-Kovacic.
Jean de Skrzylewski, Poznan
His compositions for pianoforte, violin and song have been published with Otto Junne, Leipzig; Gebethner & Wolff, Warsaw; Piwarski & Cie., Cracow.
S. Josip Slavenski, Belgrade ->
His first great success was in Donaueschingen, Germany in 1924 with the stringquartette (op. 3). The first performance of "Balkanophonia" was in Berlin 1929 under Erich Kleiber. His main compositions are: "Heliophonia", a cosmic vision for stage, orchestra, choir and organ; "Religiophonia" (Pagans, Jews, Buddhists, Christians, Mohammedans and Praise of life and work), an oratorium for choir and orchestra and many other works on all subjects including "Ursymphony" for orchestra and organ.
Alexander Tansman, Paris ->
His musical compositions have been performed in Europe, America, Orient, etc. Several symphonic works have been performed by Toscanini, Stokowski, Koussewitzky, Henry Wood, Goosens, Golschmann, Monteux, Khene-Baton, Defauw, Serafin, and others. Many analytical studies have appeared in musical reviews of Europe and United States.
Juro Tkalcic, Belgrade ->
His compositions are published in Paris (Hamelle, Sénart) and in Zagreb (Kugli).
Jaromir Weinberger, Modrany, Prague ->
His compositions have been performed all over the world In 1915 when he was only 19 years of age several of his works were published including an "Overture to a comedy", a piano sonata and a pantomime stage work entitled: "Evelin's Elopement". He also wrote the music to Shakespeare "Tempest", "Winter's tale" and "Romeo and Julia", to Leberghe's "Pan", Krasinski's "Undivine Comedy" and the old Slavonic comedy "Gotham"; for the Russian artists Theatre in Moscow: "Hamlet" and for the festival concert at the Prague National Theatre: "The Hussites" and "The White Mountain". His great success was scored at the first performance of "Schwanda, the piper", given in Czech language at Prague 1928, followed by a performance in German at the Municipal Theatre in Breslau. At the same time his orchestral works met with great international success and his arrangement of the "Polka and Fugue" from "Schwanda" was conducted at the first American performance by Erich Kleiber. Another orchestral work "Christmas" has been played repeatedly in America and is also very popular in Europe. A new opera "The beloved Voice" has just scored a great success in Munich.
Julius Wolfsohn, Vienna,III ->
studied in Paris with Raoul Pugno and in Vienna with Leschetitzky. He lectured on Jewish music and founded an association furthering Jewish music. He is the author of 45 compositions of Jewish concert music, all published by Universal Edition and Doblinger in Vienna.