Our colleague Dr. Andrej Štafura was at the beginning of a unique work of art

On 18.1.2024, under the auspices of Quirinus, o.z. and Heart to Art, o.z. held a concert at the Košice State Philharmonic and on 19/1/2024 at the Municipal House of Culture in Revúca, during which the world premiere of the composition At Bélov's Window by the Slovak composer Ľubica Čekovská was performed. The composition was based on the motif of a fujar melody, which was recorded in 1906 in the Gemer village of Ratkovské Bystré by the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. The genesis of the Czech composition is extraordinary because, according to several experts, according to the current state of knowledge, it is the first/oldest sound recording of a fujara in the world. Contemporary classical music, the history of the Slovak region of Gemer and systematic long-term scientific research focused on this region, which was carried out under the auspices of an interdisciplinary scientific conference organized by the civil association Quirinus, are thus combined in Čekovská's composition Pri Bélovom okne.
The author of the idea of composing a work on this topic is the organologist Dr. Andrej Štafura from Quirinus, o.z., a scientist at the Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics SAV, v.v.i.., pointed out the musicologist Dr. Marianna Bárdiová.
Revúca concert - line-up:
Košice State Philharmonic
Sander TEEPEN, conductor
Stanislav Bartko – fujara
Juraj Genčanský – host
The program:
Ľubica Čekovská: "At Béla's Window / Pri Bélovom Okne"
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony no. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scotland"
Qurinus, o.z.
Text taken from http://csr.sk/koncert-statnej-filharmonie-kosice/ and edited
You can read the review of the event on the website of the Opera Slovakia magazine: