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Luboš Fišer

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Prague, Czechoslovakia (1935 – 1999)

Luboš Fišer (born on September 30th 1935, died on June 22nd 1999 in Prague, Czechoslovakia), studied composition with Emil Hlobil both at the Prague Conservatory (1952-56) and at the Academy of Performing Arts (graduated 1960). His graduation work, the one-act opera Lancelot, has already featured the substance of his musical expression - it is based on a melody supporting themes, formulated often in a very lapidary way which is then developed with complex and non-traditional way of compositional thinking. The effect of his music is both simple and complex at the same time as though to be chiselled from stone. He started off from the post-romantic music tradition (two symphonies, Suite for orchestra, Sonnets to texts by Michelangelo, and other works composed at the end of the fifties), and his own opinion and style prevails in the early sixties. Key works of that period are Fifteen Prints after Durer’s Apocalypse and choral Caprichos, inspired by Goya’s cycle of paintings. These compositions had considerable international response. The Fifteen Prints won the first prize in a UNESCO international composer’s tribune held in Paris in 1967. Both these works have a tendency towards new expressional and compositional means, in particular the use of the relaxed structure of aleatoric technique. Although that method accentuates sonic component of musical structure, Fišer maintains his own approach.

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  • TexnoTrolls

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥

    4 Dec 10:35am Reply
  • yourmilk

    Wow, the soundtrack for Valerie and her Week of Wonders is incredible. It sounds like Popol Vuh before Popol Vuh did!

    10 Apr 3:58am Reply
  • MiminHuone

    Great, beautifully haunting soundtrack for Valerie!

    28 Jan 6:20pm Reply
  • bopapocalypse

    morgiana soundtrack is hauntingly beautiful.

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • brunanogueirafs

    This is amazing. I love Valerie...

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • sr_formica

    Valerie ♥♥♥ !!!!

    9 May 2013 Reply
  • trtb

    his work for valerie a týden divů is completely divine, also @hexen-texte, or anyone whose interested, the soundtrack was reissued by finders keepers only a few years ago. there are still many copies floating around for ~20-25 us dollars

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • hexen-texte

    Fišer + Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is pure magic. i hope to acquire it on vinyl some day

    18 Jan 2013 Reply
  • candlaero

    I love Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, magical film, magical music.

    26 Nov 2012 Reply
  • pineapplemango

    absolutely smashing darling.

    4 Nov 2011 Reply
  • finrandil

    selak selakum

    23 Mar 2011 Reply
  • obelisko1971

    25 Nov 2010 Reply
  • beep_me

    magical

    12 Oct 2010 Reply
  • SaiHanza

    Into the most non-descriptive beauty of magical realm: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders. Though it's been more than a year since I last watched the movie (and still don't get it), fragments from the movies are vividly constructing themselves in my mind as I listen to Fišer's intricate genius masterpieces. Sigh...

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • astro1_rohit

    ftw...Lubos Fiser

    7 Dec 2007 Reply
  • jaza

    cechy cechum)))))

    21 Feb 2007 Reply

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