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Name  Alexander Zlamal

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Alexander Marian Zlamal MUstr, FIBA, was born October 25, 1930 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia and currently resides in the United States. He was educated in Europe where he studied piano, composition, conducting, and medicine. During his musical career, Zlamal performed as a concert pianist, recording artist, symphony & opera conductor, and television host.



Zlamal has written hundreds of arrangements in various musical genres, primarily for orchestras and vocal groups. His compositions include over 90 vocal pieces, over 100 small instrumental compositions, and over 60 works in the category of film and theatre music (won numerous awards in this category).

A few of the more widely known compositions are:

  • 2 Grand Ballets: Rainbow and The Origin
  • 7 Orchestra Suites: Genre Pictures, Moods, Miniature, Memories of Edgar Allan Poe, Seasons, Atlantis, Tuning, and a Suite Pastoral Sketches for Piano
  • 8 Suites For Brass Quintet: Instincts, Hesitation, Decision, Experiences, Reconciliation, McFiggin’s Christmas, The Shepherds of Arcadia, Contemplation
  • 5 Musical Comedies: Playing With the Devil,Her Future, Chasing the Birds, Lovers Forever, Julie And The Seawolf.
  • Theoretical Works: Arranging and Instrumentation, The Third Stream, Problems with Vertical Feeling of Music, and Classical Pianist and Jazz.
  • Latest Performing Activities: Concerts in Europe (2013, 2014). In 2016, A.M. Zlamal's compositions were performed at the "Author's Concert" in Brno (Czech Republic) by various performers; the author (in the United States) participated live via Skype.
  • Alex M Zlamal contributes to several musical magazines and also works as a consultant and instructor for classical and jazz music.


    A sampling of recordings either composed, arranged, or written by Alexander Zlamal.

    Recent Compositions

  • Pastoral Sketches for Piano
  • Tristessa Moraviensis Suita Cantata (piano)
  • Tristessa Moraviensis Suita Cantata (choir)
  • Elegie Con Variazioni (per pianoforte)
  • Jen Svatky Vanocni (pisen pro smiseny sbor)
  • The Glory of Christmas (song for mixed choir)
  • Baletni Sen (mala fantasie pro piano)
  • Etuda Amarosa (per fortepiano)
  • Tradicne A Vazne (hudebni satira pro smiseny sbor)
  • Dvojcata (sonatina pro piano)
  • U Vody (mala suita pro piano)
  • Preludium A Nokturno (pro fletnu a piano)
  • Marche Triste (pour flute et piano)
  • Blues na tri (pro piano)
  • Touha (air pro hoboj a piano)
  • U Kolotoce (zanrovy obraz por piano)
  • Fragments (suite for guitar)
  • Katedrala (balada pro lesni roh a piano)
  • Hratky S Tritonem (harmonicka etuda pro piano)
  • Paleta (tri polky pro mlade pianisty)
  • Favola Dolorosa (una sonata per pianoforte)
  • Valse Gentile (una seranata per piano-forte)
  • Napev Napet (dvouhlase invence na pet osmin pro piano)
  • Zamysleni (balada pro piano)
  • Diskuse (Studie pro fletnu, klarinet, a piano)
  • Vratke Vzcahy (charakterova crta pro piano)
  • Toulavy Mesic (hudebni obraz pro piano)
  • Z Venkova (detska suita pro piano)
  • Vzpominky (romance pro piano)
  • Najady (zanrovy obraz pro piano)
  • Tri Dumky (elegicke crty pro piano)
  • Kyticka (idylicka suita pro piano)
  • Trpyt Na Vode (hudebni obraz pro piano)
  • Nostalgie (preludium a balada pro alt saxofon a piano)
  • Prvni Tanec (intermezzo pro piano)
  • Skromne Prani (nokturno por piano)
  • Pani Kluci (etuda pro piano na 4 ruce)
  • Dobrou Noc (tri ukolebavky pro piano)
  • Pisen Beze Slov (balada pro piano)
  • Predtucha (koncertni etuda pro dve fletny a piano)
  • Ctyrlistek (sonatina pro piano)
  • Barkarola (zanrovy obraz pro piano)
  • Arabeska (pro mladé pianisty)
  • Triptych (2017) (musical picture for piano)
  • Labute (2017) (balada pro zpev a kytaru)
  • Kolovrat (2017) (etuda pro piano)
  • References

    Alexander Zlamal Wikipedia

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