Milan Báchorek

composer (born 1939)

A composer, choir conductor, pedagogue and music life organizer whose operational range goes well beyond the Ostrava region.

He worked as a teacher in the town of Frenštát under Radhošť and at the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava, where he also assumed the position of director for more than 12 years.

As a composer he continues in the legacy of the 20th-century classics and the folklore tunes of the Beskydy foothills. Báchorek’s compositions are noted for their colourfulness, distinctive melodies, well-balanced tectonics and the characteristic lyric-epic timbre.

In the most recent period of his career he has concentrated mainly on composing concertante music; from these works, four pieces in particular are marked for their compositional maturity, instrumental virtuosity and a singularly ample invention. These four compositions have been recorded on CD (1999) performed by the Janáček chamber orchestra and prominent soloists.

Titles for sale:
Three Movements for Alto Saxophone and Piano