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Roman Berger

9 Aug 1930 Cieszyn

classical music: composition

Bio

1949 graduated from the Polish High School in Český Těšín and began studies at the Music College in Katowice
1952 – 1956 studied piano with Frico Kafenda and Štefan Németh-Šamorínsky at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava
1956 – 1965 taught piano at the Bratislava Conservatory
1961 – 1965 studied composition with Dezider Kardoš at the Academy of Performing Arts
1965 – 1966 worked in the Sound Studio of Czechoslovak Television
1969 – 1971 taught contemporary music at the Department of Theory of Academy of Performing Arts
1970s collaborated with Ivan Mačák in ethnomusicology research
1978 – 1989 worked in the Institute of Art of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
1990 – 1991 member of the Ministry of Culture Advisory Board
1990, 1992, 1995, 1998 jury member of the Witold Lutosławski International Composition Competition in Warsaw
1999 granted an honorary membership of the Polish Composers' Union

“The beginnings of Berger's musical activity are related to the field of piano playing, to which he was intensely devoted primarily as a performer and later as a composer. His composing profile was incisively developed in the 1960s, during which Berger moved from the specific world of piano literature to searching for a personal attitude through the important expression of music of the 20th century (Suite in the Old Style for strings, percussion and keyboards) by moving to the position of dealing with avant-garde orchestral sounds and electronic media. The orchestral work Transformácie / Transformation uses an extremely large apparatus of instruments to create sonorous effects – a procedure that is associated with the so-called Polish School and which not by chance coincides with the development of electronic sound manipulation and its artistic use. The eight years younger composition Memento po smrti Miroslava Filipa / Memento After the Death of Miroslav Filip, was handled with the same apparatus. Sound mass is more subordinated to intervallic thinking (the whole piece could be characterized as a study of chromatic procedures) and the principle of contraposition of instrumental groups is here replaced by instrumentation facing the integration of disparate sounds into a whole. The second focus of Berger's music is in chamber music, which in quantity prevails over his orchestral works. His chamber works are characteristic of the author's thinking – the focus is on motivic shape, pursuing the logic of its development, the creation of large formal areas, in which motivic work is given time to be implemented. This concept goes hand in hand with a focus on a contemplative understanding of music and art in general, which is probably most represented in the composition De Profundis. Philosophizing poetic lyrics by T. Różewicz are congenially associated with the composer's skepticism and in this conjunction there is no first or second plan. Voice, instruments and text are equally involved in the evocation of personal consciousness identified with the conscience of mankind. Berger belongs to those artists-philosophers who cannot imagine their profession without a sense of responsibility for the „uttered word“, for his contribution to the state of the social mind. Creativity, and thus art, is inherently given to a person, and importantly, where the axis of the sacrum – profanum is directed. If in the composition De Profundis we can find the vision of man as the killer and the victim, the angel and the devil at the same time, then we could allocate its position as the author's principled basis for reflections of the civilization in which we live. In the second half of the '80s and  '90s Berger's harmonic language contained also the simpler elements in a spirit of acceptance of expressive qualities of „traditional“ consonants, and the integrity of his artistic stance remains unaffected. The vulgar requirement of „clarity“ of the art, promoted under socialism and growing pragmatism in the relationship between artist and market-oriented society (i.e. art as a commodity) – these are the topics that interested Berger in numerous essays, studies and lectures written for the last twenty years. The composer entered by these lectures into a broad dialogue not only with like-minded artists but also with scientists, educators, philosophers, and in the context of equalization of values and uniformity „of society of advertising“ he is becoming one of the lone specialists.”

 

(ZAGAR, Peter: Roman Berger. In: 100 slovenských skladateľov. Ed. Marián Jurík, Peter Zagar. Bratislava : Národné hudobné centrum, 1998, p. 45 – 46.)

Works

  • symphony orchestra
  • Transformations

    Four pieces for large orchestra
    1964–1965 24'
    PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: orch: 4fl, 5ob (1ci), 4cl, 4fg, 6cr, 4tr, 4tn, tp, bat, ar, cel, vbf, pf, archi
  • Memento after the Death of Miroslav Filip

    for large orchestra
    1973–1974 26'
    PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: orch: 4fl (2flp), 4ob (1ci), 4cl (1clb), 4fg (1cfg), 6cr, 4tr, 4tn, tu, tp, bat, xlf, ar, pf, org, archi
  • Musica pro defunctis

    2005 PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: orch
  • chamber orchestra
  • Suite in Ancient Style for Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard Instruments

    1963 1963, rev. 1979, 42'
    SCORING: archi, bat, pf, cmb
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  • Post scriptum

    2004 22' 30''
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: archi
  • solo voice(s) and orchestra
  • Lullaby

    1962 18'
    TEXT: Ján Stacho
    SCORING: ms, orch
  • solo voice(s), choir, and orchestra
  • Improvisation sur Herbert

    for soprano, chamber choir and symphony orchestra
    2007 24'
    TEXT: Zbigniew Herbert
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: s, CM, orch
  • Missa pro nobis

    2010 71'
    TEXT: Bible, author
    SCORING: ms, 2spk, CM, orch, mg
  • solo instrument
  • Convergence I

    1968–1969 16'
    PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: vn
  • Convergence II

    (meditations inspired by Bach)
    1970 1970, rev. 1976, 1978, 20'
    PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: vl
  • Convergence III

    1974 21'
    PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: vc
  • Allegro frenetico con reminiscenza

    for cello solo
    2006 SCORING: vc
  • Impromptu

    for solo clarinet
    2013 8'
    SCORING: cl
  • piano or piano four hands
  • Fantazia quasi una sonata

    1955 10'
    SCORING: pf
  • Five Very Short Pieces

    1959 SCORING: pf
  • Five Studies

    for piano or harpsichord
    1959–1960 SCORING: pf/cmb
  • Inventions

    3 x 5 miniatures for piano
    1959–1961 PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Sonata 1960

    for piano
    1960 9'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Little Suite

    1961 13'
    SCORING: pf
  • Suite

    for piano
    1961 12' 20''
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Sonata No. 3 „da camera“ in memoriam Frico Kafenda

    for piano
    1971 22'
    PUBLISHER: Opus
    SCORING: pf
  • Inventions II.

    Ten studies
    1987–1990 SCORING: pf
  • Soft November Music

    pre klavír
    1989 15'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: pf
  • Semplice

    for piano
    2000 13' 05''
    SCORING: pf
  • Arc

    2007 3' 48''
    PUBLISHER: Slovak Music Bridge
    SCORING: pf
  • organ
  • Exodus II

    with a motive of Miroslav Kabeláč
    1981 1981, rev. 1997, 20'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: org
  • Exodus

    1981–1997 PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: org
  • Exodus IV – Finale

    1982 1982, rev. 1988, 32'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: org
  • Exodus I – Musica profana. Dies irae

    1997 1997, rev. 1998
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: org
  • Exodus III – Psalmus

    1997 PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: org
  • two instruments
  • Romance

    1960 5'
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Sonata with a Motive of K. Szymanowski

    1983 44'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond, Bärenreiter Editio Supraphon
    SCORING: vn, pf
  • Adagio for Jan Branny

    1987 20'
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, pf
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  • Adagio No. 2 „Repentance“

    1988–1989 30'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, pf
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  • Ex abrupto

    2006 SCORING: fl, pf
  • Patetique

    for cello and piano
    2006 13'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: vc, pf
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  • three instruments
  • Trio for Winds

    1962 16'
    SCORING: fl, cl, fg
  • Epilog – Omaggio a L. v. B.

    2010 PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: cl, vc, pf
  • piano trio
  • Requiem da camera

    for violin, cello and piano with a theme by W. Lutosławski
    1998 25'
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: vn, vc, pf
  • string quartet
  • Korczak in memoriam

    Fragments for string quartet
    2000 17' 23''
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • Songs From Zaolzie

    2004 16' 19''
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: 2vn, vl, vc
  • vocal-instrumental chamber works
  • De profundis

    Chants on the post-war poetry of T. Różewicz
    1975, 1980 54'
    TEXT: Tadeusz Różewicz
    SCORING: b, pf, vc, C*
  • Torso

    Two scenes from the opera On The Beautiful Blue Danube
    1992 TEXT: Elisabeth Gutjahr, Elisabeth Maldaque
    SCORING: a, vn, pf
  • Korczak in memoriam

    per mezzosoprano, flauto/piccolo, organo, timpani e quartetto d'archi
    2000 31' 30''
    TEXT: Paul Celan
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: ms, fl/flp, org, tp, 2vn, vl, vc
  • Tenebrae

    for bass and chamber ensemble
    2011 16' 30''
    TEXT: Paul Celan
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: b, ens: 2fl (1flp, 1fla), 2cl (1clp), fg, tr, bat, ar, cel, pf, 4vn, 2vl, 2vc, cb
  • voice with piano accompaniment
  • Wiegenlied

    1991 17'
    TEXT: Elisabeth Gutjahr, Elisabeth Maldaque
    PUBLISHER: Hudobný fond
    SCORING: a, pf
  • Monolog dla Kasandry

    for mezzo-soprano and piano
    2003, 2005 TEXT: Wisława Szymborska
    SCORING: ms, pf
  • Chants of Douva

    Cycle of 4 songs on the poems by Y. Bonnefoy
    2012 TEXT: Yves Bonnefoy
    SCORING: ms, pf
  • male choir
  • In Silence so Costly Redeem’d

    for male choir
    1962 TEXT: Tadeusz Różewicz
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CMa
  • Litany to Trees

    Triptych for male choir
    1975 TEXT: Henryk Jasiczek
    PUBLISHER: Slovenský hudobný fond
    SCORING: CMa
  • electroacoustic works
  • Elegy In Memoriam Ján Rúček

    1969 14' 05''
    SCORING: C
  • Epitaph for Nicolaus Copernicus

    1973 19' 36''
    SCORING: C
  • En passant

    1979 9' 47''
    SCORING: C
  • Transgressus I.

    1993 13' 46''
    SCORING: C
  • short documentary film
  • Anna Ličková

    DIRECTED BY: Vlado Kubenko
  • Blind Men

    DIRECTED BY: Štefan Uher
  • Nevan

    DIRECTED BY: Ivan Húščava
  • Marked by Darkness

    1959 DIRECTED BY: Štefan Uher
  • That Was Yesterday

    1962 DIRECTED BY: Vlado Kubenko
  • Tokajík

    1962 DIRECTED BY: Vlado Kubenko
  • 100 Years of the Matica Slovenská

    1963 DIRECTED BY: Pavel Čalovka
  • Abandoned Land

    1963 DIRECTED BY: Ladislav Kudelka
  • Fabián from the No. 1100

    1963 DIRECTED BY: Vladimír Čech
  • Mutiny in the Sycamore Street

    1963 DIRECTED BY: František Chmiel
  • Three Memories

    1964 DIRECTED BY: Pavol Sýkora, Rudolf Urc
  • Where Inspector Doesn't Go

    1964 DIRECTED BY: Ladislav Kudelka
  • Analogies

    1966 DIRECTED BY: Dušan Hanák
  • Naïve Art

    1966 DIRECTED BY: Vlado Kubenko
  • Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava

    1967 DIRECTED BY: Vladimír Kubenko
  • Black and Red

    1967 DIRECTED BY: Ladislav Kudelka
  • Everyday Life of Fellahin

    1967 DIRECTED BY: Ladislav Kudelka
  • Hell

    1967 DIRECTED BY: Vlado Kubenko
  • Partisans in Italy

    1967 DIRECTED BY: Vojtech Andreánsky
  • Žehra

    1968 DIRECTED BY: Vlado Kubenko
  • BIB '69

    1969 DIRECTED BY: Vlado Kubenko
  • Testimonies

    1970 DIRECTED BY: Vlado Kubenko
  • The Ballad of Wood

    1971 DIRECTED BY: Ivan Húščava
  • BIB '71

    1972 DIRECTED BY: Vladimír Kubenko
  • Wastelands on Fire

    1972 DIRECTED BY: Vojtech Andreánsky
  • BIB '73

    1974 DIRECTED BY: Vlado Kubenko
  • Destructions

    1974 DIRECTED BY: Ladislav Kudelka
  • Brigade on the Water

    1975 DIRECTED BY: Ladislav Kudelka
  • Memory

    1975 DIRECTED BY: Ivan Húščava

Bibliography

  • Books
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Slovenská hudobná avantgarda
    Štýlotvorné formovanie skladateľskej generácie nastupujúcej v 60. rokoch 20. storočia
    2011 Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava 2011
  • ŠŤASTNÝ, Jaroslav: Otázky tvůrčího myšlení u skladatelů Aloise Piňose a Romana Bergera
    2000 Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Brno 2000
  • Studies (Book Chapters, Dictionary Entries, Scholarly Articles)
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: K povahe konvergentnosti v hudbe Romana Bergera
    2011 Slovenská hudba 20. storočia v pohľadoch a kontextoch, Department of Musicology, Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava 2011, p. 49–64
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Pečate profesionality – k jubileu Hudobníka, Mysliteľa a Človeka Romana Bergera
    2010 In: http://www.hc.sk/hudobny-zivot/clanok/publicistika/320-pecate-profesionality-k-jubileu-hudobnika-myslitela-a-cloveka-romana-bergera/
    Hudobný život year 42, 2010, no. 7-8, p. 18–22
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Poľské inšpirácie v tvorbe Romana Bergera
    2010 Slovenská hudba year 36, 2010, no. 4, p. 318–329
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Poľské podnety v tvorbe Romana Bergera
    2009 Príspevky k vývoju hudobnej kultúry na Slovensku, Department of Musicology, Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava 2009, p. 105–119
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Petra Oliveira-Bachratá, Vladimír Godár, Vladimír Bokes, Roman Berger
    2008 Międzynarodowy festiwal muzyki współczesnej. 20. jubileuszowe Dni muzyki kompozytorów krakowskich, Kraków 2008, p. 239–245
  • MARTINÁKOVÁ, Zuzana: Slovak Composers After 1900 – Formations and Styles
    2002 Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica 2002, p. 119–135
  • GABRYŚ, Ryszard: O twórczości kompozytorskiej w śląskim środowisku ewangelickim
    1998 Myśl Protestancka 1998, no. 4, p. 45–53
  • GOJOWY, Detlef: Und sie bewegen sich doch... Neue Musik in Tschechien, der Slowakei und Slowenien
    1998 Österreichische Musikzeitschrift 1998, p. 26–33
  • GABRYŚ-GIEBUROWSKA, Bożena (ed.): „Roman Berger w Katowicach“
    1998 Stowarzyszenie Muzyczne, Katowice 1998
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Modalita v hudbe Romana Bergera. Poznámky k skladateľovej tvorbe zo 60. rokov
    1998 Súčasná hudba medzi Východom a Západom = Zeitgenössische Musik zwischen Ost und West, Orman, Bratislava 1998, p. 219–226
  • GOJOWY, Detlef: Musik ist auch ein Politikum. Der Komponist Roman Berger
    1996 Das Orchester 1996, no. 3, p. 8–11
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Vývoj po roku 1945
    1996 Dejiny slovenskej hudby (Ed. O. Eslchek), ASCO Art & Science, Bratislava 1996, p. 291, 295–296, 308
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Ad Sacrum – k tvorbe Romana Bergera
    1995 Hudobný život year 27, 1995, no. 16–17, p. 10
  • TARNAWSKA-KACZOROWSKA, Krystyna: Meditatívna hudba: R. Berger, G. Scelsi, K. Stockhausen a iní
    1995 Totalita a hudba. Hudba ako posolstvo. Melos-Étos, Bratislava 1995, p. 132–141
  • TARNAWSKA-KACZOROWSKA, Krystyna: Totalitaryzm i muzyka. Ze skicem do trzech portretów w tle: R. Palestra, W Lutosławskiego i R. Bergera
    1992 Przegląd Powszechny, Warszawa 1992, no. 4, p. 54–58
  • TARNAWSKA-KACZOROWSKA, Krystyna: „...najpierw jest życie a potem sztuka...“ – Roman Berger
    1992 Między Polską a światem. Materiały z sesji PAN IS, Warszawa 1992, p. 117–133
  • POCIEJ, Bohdan: Roman Berger – między słowem, pojęciem a muzyką
    1989 Muzyka źle obecna I, Warszawa 1989, p. 267–274
  • FÖLDVÁRIOVÁ, Naďa: Roman Berger a nielen hudobná poetika
    1971 Slovenská hudba 1971, no. 1, p. 16–21
  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • KOPELENT, Marek: Ohlédnutí za festivalem Třídení
    2015 Hudební rozhledy year 68, 2015, no. 3, p. 20-21
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Quasars v Košiciach k pocte osobnostiam
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 6, p. 20
  • ŠIŠKOVÁ, Ingeborg: Nedeľné matiné v Mirbachovom paláci
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 12, p. 3
  • HATRÍK, Juraj: Osem dní spolupatričnosti
    Festivalový zápisník z Novej slovenskej hudby 2014
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 12, p. 7
  • LOOMIS, George: A Music Festival Features Premiere of the Opera 'Dorian Gray'
    2013 (13. 11.) In: www.nytimes.com/2013/11/14/arts/international/a-music-festival-features-premiere-of-opera-dorian-gray.html
    2013 (13. 11.)
  • SCHLÜREN, Christoph: Unbekannte Meisterwerke, grandiose Dirigate – Ur- und Wiederaufführungen beim Melos Ethos Festival in Bratislava
    2013 (12. 11.) In: www.nmz.de/online/unbekannte-meisterwerke-grandiose-dirigate-ur-und-wiederauffuehrungen-beim-melos-ethos-festiv
    2013 (12. 11.)
  • ZAGAR, Peter: Bergerovo literárne memento
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 7–8, p. 6
  • TICHÝ, Stanislav: Melos-Étos 2013
    Organové koncerty
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 12, p. 20
  • LINDTNEROVÁ, Jana: Melos-Étos 2013
    Zaostrené na hudbu Kaije Saariaho
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 12, p. 16
  • MARENČINOVÁ, Dita: Ars Nova Cassoviae
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 1-2, p. 8
  • PUŠKÁŠOVÁ, Melánia: Nová slovenská hudba 2012
    Vokálny koncert
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 1-2, p. 23–24
  • FULKA, Vladimír: Galéria hudby v Nitre
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 11, p. 5
  • BUBNÁŠ, Juraj: Cyklus komorných koncertov "Premiéry"
    2012 Hudobný život year 44, 2012, no. 1-2, p. 3
  • ŠUBA, Andrej: Divergencie v Skalici
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 9, p. 10
  • SEDLÁR, Mário: Slovenská organová hudba [recenzia CD]
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 7–8, p. 55–56
  • (hž): V rámci 22. ročníka Medzinárodného festivalu súčasného umenia Fortfest Czech Republic 2011 zaznela...
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 7–8, p. 3
  • KOLÁŘ, Robert: Quasars Ensemble v Galérii Poľského inštitútu
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 6, p. 8
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Melos-Étos 2011
    11: Sergej Kopčák, Quasars Ensemble
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 12, p. 17–18
  • KATINA, Peter: Quasars Ensemble & Košice
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 12, p. 11
  • BUBNÁŠ, Juraj: Roman Berger : Memento [recenzia CD]
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 11, p. 35
  • LINDTNEROVÁ, Jana: Nedeľné matiné v Mirbachovom paláci
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 11, p. 7
  • (ep): Hudba a politika vo Varšave
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 11, p. 5
  • ŠŤASTNÝ, Jaroslav: Laudatio pro Romana Bergera
    2010 Hudobný život year 42, 2010, no. 9, p. 2
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Nástojčivá výzva súčasníkom – premiéra Bergerovej Missa pro nobis
    2010 Hudobný život year 42, 2010, no. 10, p. 3
  • MARTINÁKOVÁ, Zuzana: Významná udalosť v hudobnom živote
    Svetová premiéra vokálno-inštrumentálneho diela Romana Bergera Missa pro nobis
    2010 Slovenská hudba year 36, 2010, no. 4, p. 316–317
  • ZAGAR, Peter: Mass for Us Belongs to Them, Who Didn't Give Up to Listen and to Think
    2010 Pravda year 20, 2010, no. 217 (21. 9.), p. 41
  • KUŠNIERIK, Juraj – DANELOVÁ, Ester: Prekračovanie hraníc [rozhovor]
    2006 .týždeň year 3, 2006, no. 16, p. 20–22
  • GODÁR, Vladimír: Konvergencie Romana Bergera
    2004 Slovo 2004, no. 19, p. 20
  • JURÍK, Marián: Meditácia o hudbe a pravde…
    1998 Hudobný život year 30, 1998, no. 23–24, p. 13–15
  • DOHNALOVÁ, Lýdia: Aj hudba aj pravda. Impresia po predvedení Exodusu Romana Bergera
    1998 Hudobný život year 30, 1998, no. 17, p. 6
  • KONOPIELSKA, W.: Exodus według Bergera
    1998 Ślask 1998, no. 6, p. 82
  • ZAGAR, Peter: Tvorba ako nové, živé, objavné
    1998 Domino-forum 1998, no. 32, p. 14
  • TARNAWSKA-KACZOROWSKA, Krystyna: Memento Romana Bergera w Filarmonii Narodowej
    1998 Dysonanse, Katowice 1998, no. 2, p. 38–39
  • PISSARENKO, O.: Roman Berger: Memento
    1998 IV Forum Lutosławskiego. Program koncertu finałowego. Filharmonia Narodowa, Warszawa 1998, p. 14–18
  • BOKES, Vladimír: Autorský večer Romana Bergera
    1995 Hudobný život year 27, 1995, no. 5, p. 4
  • GOJOWY, Detlef: Spotkanie s muzyką Romana Bergera
    1995 Ruch Muzyczny 1995, no. 4
  • RAJTER, Adrian: Zodpovednosť za nádej
    1994–1995 Filharmonické listy 1994–1995, no. 2, p. 14–15
  • PUKL, O.: Profil Romana Bergera
    1993 Opus Musicum 1993, no. 5–6, p. 172–177
  • POCIEJ, Bohdan: Adagia Romana Bergera
    1992 Ruch Muzyczny 1992, no. 11, p. 3
  • KOHLHAAS, Emmanuela: Die philosophie der Musik. Der Komponist, Pianist und Philosoph Roman Berger
    1991 Neue Musikzeitung, Regensburg 1991, no. 5, p. 13
  • TARNAWSKA-KACZOROWSKA, Krystyna: Rozhovor v rámci diskusie na sympóziu „Muzyka źle obecna“
    1989 Muzyka źle obecna II, Sekcja Muzykologów ZKP, Warszawa 1989, p. 63–79
  • ZELJENKA, Ilja: Herder Prize 1988 – Roman Berger
    1988 Slovak Music 1988, no. 5
  • GABRYŚ, R.: Refleksje na okoliczność katowickiego wykonania „Transformacji“ Romana Bergera
    1986 (18. 4.) Program Filharmonii Ślaskiej 1986 (18. 4.)
  • PODRACKÝ. I.: Roman Berger: De Profundis
    1982 Slovak Music, Music Fund, Bratislava 1982, no. 4
  • ADAMČIAKOVÁ, V.: Věřím, že umění je funkcí života…
    1981 Hudební rozhledy 1981, no. 1, p. 31–36
  • PODRACKÝ, Igor: K životnému jubileu skladateľa Romana Bergera
    1980 Hudobný život 1980, no. 16
  • KOWALCZYKOWA, H.: Dramat kompozytora
    1977 Zwrot 1977, no. 10, p. 11–15
  • Analyses of Works
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Roman Berger: Konvergencie I, II, III - dokončenie
    2003 Hudobný život year 35, 2003, no. 6, p. 34
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Roman Berger: Konvergencie I, II, III
    2003 Hudobný život year 35, 2003, no. 5, p. 37
  • CHALUPKA, Ľubomír: Roman Berger. Transformácie – 4 skladby pre veľký orchester
    2001 Hudobný život year 33, 2001, no. 12, p. 15–18
  • BERGER, Igor: Roman Berger: Sonáta pre husle a klavír s motívom K. Szymanowského
    1985 Hudobný život year 17, 1985, no. 16, p. 4
  • POSPÍŠIL, Juraj: Roman Berger: Sonáta 1960 pre klavír
    1965 Slovenská hudba year 9, 1965, no. 4, p. 175–176
  • Personal bibliography
  • Raport z cesty
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 1-2, p. 30–32
  • Cesta s hudbou
    Od Palacha po Obamu – a po Štefánika. Výber textov z rokov 1969 – 2009
    2012 Music Centre Slovakia, Bratislava 2012
  • Golgota non-stop
    Úvaha k Haydnovej skladbe "Sedem slov..."
    2011 In: http://www.casopis-tvorba.sk/t113a_text.htm
    Tvorba 2011, no. 3
  • Septembrová estetika
    2010 Slovenská hudba year 36, 2010, no. 4, p. 314–315
  • Zasada twórczości. Wybór pism z lat 1984-2005
    2005 Akademia Muzyczna im. Karola Szymanowskiego, Katowice 2005
  • Verím na univerzálne hodnoty
    (Dokumenty doby)
    2003 Tvorba 2003, no. 1
  • Dráma Hudby. Prolegomena k politickej muzikológii. Výber textov z rokov 1990 - 1999
    2001 Music Centre Slovakia, Bratislava 2001
  • Deportácie – odveká kliatba. Poznámky k „Vyhláseniu k deportáciám Židov“ z r. 1987
    1999 Tvorba T 1999, no. 3, p. 5–8
  • Inventúra 1999. Mr. Lynch či Herostratos? (O závere festivalu Melos-Ethos)
    1999 1999, no. 12, p. 20-24
  • PAIDEIA ako „starostlivosť o dušu“. Reflexia štúdia na VŠMU
    1999 Konferencia „50 rokov slovenských hudobných inštitúcií“, BHS 1999
  • Sporzenie z dystansu
    1999 Almanach gimnazjów polskich na Zaolziu 1909 - 1999 1999, p. 30-33
  • Polska szkoła kompozytorska: Fakt? Mit? Wizja? Projekt?
    1998 Dysonanse 1998, no. 2, p. 24-31
  • Hra na demokraciu. Medzinárodné sympózium „Spoločenské hry“ Praha 1995
    1998 Dilema 1998, no. 1; 2, p. 18-23; 31-35
  • Aspekty wielkości. Wstęp do estetyki transpersonalnej. Witold Lutosławski
    1998 Witold Lutosławski. Człowiek i dzieło w perspektywie kultury muzycznej XX wieku, Poznań 1998, p. 17-40
  • Ecce homo. Pri príležitosti jubilea prof. Floriana Dąbrowského
    1998 Księga Pamiątkowa, Pro sinfonika, Poznań 1998
  • Semiotik und Praxis. Medzinárodné sympózium „icms 4“
    1998 Les Universaux en musique, Publications de la Sorbonne, Paris 1998, p. 163-178
  • Charizmatická osobnosť E. F. M. (K jubileu prof. Evy Fischerovej-Martvoňovej)
    1997 1997, no. 23-24, p. 3
  • O autorite. Prečo spomíname na Dr. Eduarda Herzoga
    1997 1997, no. 11, p. 3
  • Medzi remeslom a víziou. Rudolf Fila
    1997 Dilema 1997, no. 10, p. 61-66
  • Tajomstvo mladosti. Prof. Belo Riečan DrSc. 60-ročný
    1997 1997, no. 1, p. 9
  • Matematika a hudba
    1997 VEDA, Bratislava 1997
  • Hudba a pravda. „…tak takto nesmieš myslieť!…“ Výber textov z rokov 1977 až 1987
    1997 Slovak European Cultural Club, Bratislava 1997
  • List z Habovky
    1997 Čírenie talentov, Dolný Kubín 1997
  • Struktur und Sinn des Erbes; Štruktúra a význam dedičstva; Struktura i znaczenie dziedzictwa
    1996; 1998; 1999 Music in the Year 2002. A civilized Concert? The Royal Academy of Music Stockholm; Hudobno-pedagogické interpretácie 4. Nitra; Myśl Protestancka (Katowice); Pokaz (Warszawa) 1996; 1998; 1999, no. 2; 1, p. 55-57; 3-22; 42-52
  • „Narodil sa Kristus Pán?“
    1996 Tvorba T 1996, no. 1, p. 24-25
  • Jak vzniká skladba
    1996 Ticho, Brno 1996, no. 1
  • Stály konflikt medzi mocou a umením (Der ständige Konflikt zwischen Macht und Kunst)
    1995 Verfemte Musik. Komponisten in der Diktaturen unseres Jahrhunderts, Frankfurt am Main - Berlin - New York - 1995, p. 29–43
  • Hlbina - stratená dimenzia? (1.verejná schôdza Českej asociácie Club of Rome, Praha 1994)
    1994; 1997 Opus Musicum; poľská verzia Pokaz; Myśl protestanski year 1, 1994; 1997, no. 5-6; 3, p. 187-192; 36-41; 18-1
  • Inferno podľa Jankoviča
    1994 Tvorba T 1994, no. 9
  • Hudba a dráma. Štruktúra genézy „De Profundis“
    1994 Slovenské divadlo 1994, no. 1, p. 3-24
  • Musikogenese - Musikgeometrie - Musikregulation
    1994 Units in Texts and Language. Ruhr-Universität Bochum 1994
  • Étos a tvorba. K 80-tinám W. Lutosławského
    1993; 1997 HŽ; poľská verzia Pokaz 1993; 1997, no. 4; 3, p. 5; 60-66
  • Nacionalizmus a kresťanstvo
    1993 Tvorba T 1993, no. 2
  • Smer sacrum (esej s komentármi Rudolfa Filu)
    1993 Tvorba T, Bratislava 1993, no. 1
  • Medzi čítaním poézie
    1993 Cesty a ozveny Milana Rúfusa, Bratislava 1993, p. 46-48
  • Noli tangere (pri príležitosti šesťdesiatin Ilju Zeljenku)
    1992, 1992, 1993 Kultúrny život 1992, 1992, 1993, no. 51, 3, 5
  • Slowakische Musikavantgarde vom Gesichtspunkt der „unklassischen / alternativen“ Musikwissenschaft
    1992 Russische Avantgarde. Musikavantgarden im Osten Europas. Kulturinstitut Komponisten heute, Heidelberg 1992, p. 253-261
  • „Menticída“ včera a dnes. Ustanovujúca konferencia Európskeho kultúrneho klubu. Praha 1990
    1991 Kultúrny život 1991, no. 5
  • Nežná revolúcia a hudba. Prolegomena k reforme umeleckého školstva
    1990 1990, no. 10, 11, 12. 13, 14,
  • Some Remarks to Vladimír Godár's Composition Dariachanga's Orchard - a Myth
    1989 HŽ; Slovak Music 1989, no. 8; en. verzia 2, p. 10-11; 4-8
  • Revolúcia v hudobnom myslení
    1988 Umenie a revolúcia, Bratislava 1988, p. 287-307
  • Sonáty L. v. Beethovena
    1987 Hudební rozhledy 1987, no. 9, p. 425-429
  • Museum and Utopy (An Outline to a Philosophy of Documentation)
    1987, sk verzia 1988 Contributions to the Study of Musical Instruments; sk verzia Analecta I., Slovak National Museum, Bratislava 1987, sk verzia 1988, p. 8-41
  • Trzy monologi
    1987 Melos-Logos-Etos. Związek kompozytorów polskich, Warszawa 1987, p. 39-50
  • O tvorbe - skice
    1987 Melos-Logos-Etos. Związek kompozytorów polskich, Warszawa 1987, p. 24-38
  • Zmysel hudobnej výchovy a jej perspektívy. Referát na celoštátnej pedagogickej konferencii v Nitre 1984
    1984 Hudobná výchova, Nitra 1984, p. 41-61
  • O integracji muzycznej
    1984 Dzielo muzyczne - Księga pamiątkowa Prof. J. M. Chomińskiego, PWM, Kraków 1984, p. 159-174
  • Stravinskij
    1982 1982, no. 12, p. 1, 3-4.
  • Esej a Post scriptum o hudobnej výchove
    1981 Musica viva II., Opus, Bratislava 1981, p. 54-107
  • O adekvátnosti analýzy
    1981 Musica viva I., Opus, Bratislava 1981, p. 56-77
  • Logické základy harmonického systému. Dizertačná práca
    1979 Bratislava 1979, p. rkp 170 s.
  • Ešte raz o hudobnej analýze (na margo Sláčikového kvarteta č. 3 Ilju Zeljenku)
    1965 Slovenská hudba 1965, no. 2, p. 49-52
  • Orchestrálne skladby Antona Weberna. Diplomová práca na Hudobnej fakulte VŠMU
    1965 Bratislava 1965
  • Úvaha vyvolaná Oświęcimom Ilju Zeljenku
    1964 Slovenská hudba 1964, no. 8, p. 229-232
  • Symfónia in C per archi Ilju Zeljenku
    1962 Slovenská hudba year 6, 1962, no. 1, p. 36–40
  • Esej o elektroakustickej hudbe
    Rozhlas a slovenská elektroakustická hudba. ČsRo, Bratislava 1989, s. 111-150; Slovenská hudba 1996/1-2, s. 163-180
  • Rekognoskácia v teréne
    ifem ’92. Medzinárodné fórum elektroakustickej hudby. Bratislava - Dolná Krupá. CECM 1993, s. 30-42; Slovenská hudba 1996/1-2, s. 181-187.
  • Hudba a totalita (Musik und Totalitarismus)
    Hudba a Totalita - Musik und Totalitarismus. Melos - Etos 1991
  • Ad maiorem Dei gloriam. Úvod k round-table „250 Years after“ Bratislava 2000
  • Analýza a zmena paradigiem. Medzinárodný seminár „Nové cesty hudobnej analýzy“. Šamorín 2000. Poľská verzia Rozumieć muzykę. Konteksty analizy muzycznej. Warszawa 2000 (v tlači)
  • Logos-Melos. Úvod do teórie melických štruktúr (na základe analýzy slovenských ľudových piesní). Abstrakt v zborníku konferencie Medzinárodný etnomuzikologický seminár Krpáčová 1974

Discography

  • Photo : Roman Berger : Pathetique ROMAN BERGER : PATHETIQUE
    2015 CD – Naxos 8.573406
    1. Roman Berger: Patetique
      Ján Slávik (vc), Ladislav Fančovič (pf)
    2. Roman Berger: Sonata No. 3 „da camera“ in memoriam Frico Kafenda
      Ladislav Fančovič (pf)
    3. Roman Berger: Allegro frenetico con reminiscenza
      Ján Slávik (vc)
    4. Roman Berger: Impromptu
      Branislav Dugovič (cl)
    5. Roman Berger: Epilog – Omaggio a L. v. B.
      The Berger Trio, Ján Slávik (vc), Branislav Dugovič (cl), Ladislav Fančovič (pf)
  • Photo : Moyzes Quartet – String Quartets MOYZES QUARTET – STRING QUARTETS
    2015 CD – Music Fund SF 00862131
    1. Alexander Moyzes: String Quartet No. 2 in D Op. 66
      Moyzes Quartet, Stanislav Mucha (vn), František Török (vn), Alexander Lakatoš (vl), Ján Slávik (vc)
    2. Ján Cikker: Homeland
      Moyzes Quartet, Stanislav Mucha (vn), František Török (vn), Alexander Lakatoš (vl), Ján Slávik (vc)
    3. Ladislav Burlas: String Quartet No. 3
      Moyzes Quartet, Stanislav Mucha (vn), František Török (vn), Alexander Lakatoš (vl), Ján Slávik (vc)
    4. Dušan Martinček: String Quartet
      Moyzes Quartet, Stanislav Mucha (vn), František Török (vn), Alexander Lakatoš (vl), Ján Slávik (vc)
    5. Roman Berger: Korczak in memoriam
      Moyzes Quartet, Stanislav Mucha (vn), František Török (vn), Alexander Lakatoš (vl), Ján Slávik (vc)
  • Photo : Experimental Studio Bratislava Series 1 EXPERIMENTAL STUDIO BRATISLAVA SERIES 1
    2015 LP – Academy of Music and Drama 4MGLP07
    1. Roman Berger, Pavol Šimai, Ilja Zeljenka: Žaba!
      Ilja Zeljenka (v), Sonet Duo Tesla, home recording
    2. Ivan Hrušovský: Ideé fixe
      Experimental Studio Bratislava, Peter Janík, Ján Backstuber
    3. Jozef Malovec: Theorem
      Experimental Studio Bratislava, Peter Janík, Ján Backstuber
    4. Miro Bázlik: Spectres II.
      Experimental Studio Bratislava, Richard Sabo
    5. Roman Berger: Elegy In Memoriam Ján Rúček
      Experimental Studio Bratislava, Peter Janík, Ján Backstuber
    6. Ivan Parík: Tower Music
      Experimental Studio Bratislava, Peter Janík, Ján Backstuber
    7. Peter Kolman: Lentement mais pas trop
      Experimental Studio Bratislava, Peter Janík, Ján Backstuber
    8. Tadeáš Salva: Mountainy
      Experimental Studio Bratislava, Peter Janík, Ján Backstuber
  • Photo : Elena Letňanová Plays Works by Slovak Composers ELENA LETŇANOVÁ PLAYS WORKS BY SLOVAK COMPOSERS
    2014 CD – Music Fund SF 00792131
    1. Roman Berger: Soft November Music
      Elena Letňanová (pf)
    2. Miro Bázlik: Six Epigrams
      Elena Letňanová (pf)
    3. Juraj Beneš: Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank and of having nothing to do
      Elena Letňanová (pf)
    4. Peter Zagar: Blumenthal Dance No. 3
      Elena Letňanová (pf)
    5. Tomáš Boroš: Three Reflections
      Elena Letňanová (pf)
    6. Iris Szeghy: Bolero-Blues
      Elena Letňanová (pf)
  • Photo : Violin Solo 5 – Milan Paľa VIOLIN SOLO 5 – MILAN PAĽA
    2013 CD – Pavlik Records PA 0122-2-132
    1. Ľudovít Rajter: Suite for Violin Solo
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    2. Andrej Očenáš: Poem about Heart Op. 38
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    3. Ilja Zeljenka: Four Miniatures
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    4. Roman Berger: Convergence I
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    5. Jevgenij Iršai: Huslehubky (Violin Appetizers)
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    6. Juraj Pospíšil: Sonata Op. 22/2
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    7. Tomáš Boroš: Bausteine
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    8. Juraj Hatrík: Ciacona interrotta
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    9. Daniel Matej: Stormy
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    10. Július Kowalski: Partita for Violin in a Sixth-tone System
      Milan Paľa (vn)
    11. Ivan Hrušovský: Sonata
      Milan Paľa (vn)
  • Photo : Sergej Kopčák – Last Words SERGEJ KOPČÁK – LAST WORDS
    2012 CD – Music Centre Slovakia HC 10035
    1. Ilja Zeljenka: Three Words
      Sergej Kopčák (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    2. Miro Bázlik: Canonical Variations on a Chorale
      Sergej Kopčák (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    3. Vladimír Bokes: Departures, op. 85
      Sergej Kopčák (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
    4. Roman Berger: Tenebrae
      Sergej Kopčák (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Photo : Slovak Composers' Fifth Variations SLOVAK COMPOSERS' FIFTH VARIATIONS
    2011 CD – Slovak Music Bridge SMB 1752-001-2-2
    1. Igor Bázlik: E Flat B Flat Miniature
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    2. Miro Bázlik: Moment Musical for Sebastian
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    3. Roman Berger: Arc
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    4. Miloš Betko: Intra/Extra, Op. 41
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    5. Norbert Bodnár: Sunday Fracture
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    6. Vladimír Bokes: PF 2007, op. 81
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    7. Lukáš Borzík: eb-q-war-I-raw-q-se
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    8. Ivan Buffa: ...From Inside...
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    9. Martin Burlas: In memoriam Stanislav Bartovič
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    10. Adrián Demoč: Legatissimo
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    11. Igor Dibák: The Bajza Variations
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    12. Hanuš Domanský: Fantasia cantabile
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    13. Jozef Gahér: Toccata
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    14. Peter Martinček van Grob: For My Little Son
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    15. Peter Groll: Children's Piece
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    16. Matej Haász: Desire
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    17. Juraj Hatrík: Dimly For Now – As In A Mirror...
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    18. Jana Kmiťová: White Bridge
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    19. Jozef Kolkovič: Take the Fifth
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    20. Lucia Koňakovská: Verses for Piano
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    21. Ivan Konečný: Fantasia in E flat
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    22. Mirko Krajči: Quintum
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    23. Egon Krák: Micro
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    24. Pavol Krška: The Fifth Variations – PM
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    25. Víťazoslav Kubička: Twilight Op. 182
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    26. Marián Lejava: Fragment II (Variations)
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    27. Peter Machajdík: She Will Be Picked by Herself
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    28. Daniel Matej: Lynch Variations
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    29. Boško Milaković: MoNaMi
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    30. Milan Novák: Improvisation
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    31. Petra Bachratá: Bagatelle
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    32. Lucia Papanetzová: Imagination VI (Variation E flat – B flat)
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    33. Miroslav Pejhovský: Variations in E flat
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    34. Rudolf Pepucha: With Your For You
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    35. Marek Piaček: Lodovico's Quintessence
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    36. Jozef Podprocký: Passacaglia piccola
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    37. Daniel Remeň: ESta una BElla
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    38. Vladimír Rusó: Racconto dell'anima abbandonata
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    39. Ľubica Čekovská: LaSiFaDo
      Miki Skuta (pf)
    40. Karine Sarkisjan: Colours
      Diana Buffa (pf)
    41. Juraj Vajó: Variations
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    42. Ivan Valenta: Toccata Variations
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
    43. Ján Zach: Interludio
      Ivan Buffa (pf)
    44. Ilja Zeljenka: E flat B flat Variations
      Magdaléna Bajuszová (pf)
  • Photo :
    2010 CD – Polish Music Information Centre polmic 060
    1. Roman Berger: Post scriptum
      Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej, Szymon Bywalec (dir.)
    2. Jana Kmiťová: Metamerie
      Michal Paľko (fu), Melos Ethos Ensemble, Zsolt Nagy (dir.)
    3. Berislav Šipuš:
      Jerzy Kornowicz (pf), Szymon Bywalec (dir.), Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej
    4. Tansy Davies:
      Melos Ethos Ensemble, Zsolt Nagy (dir.)
  • Photo : Memento : Roman Berger MEMENTO : ROMAN BERGER
    2010 CD – Music Fund SF 00612131
    1. Roman Berger: Memento after the Death of Miroslav Filip
      Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
    2. Roman Berger: Adagio for Jan Branny
      Pavel Bogacz (vn), Daniela Varínska (pf)
    3. Roman Berger: Wiegenlied
      Denisa Šlepkovská (a), Daniel Buranovský (pf)
    4. Roman Berger: Korczak in memoriam
      Ewald Danel (vn), Vladimír Bereník (vn), Peter Zwiebel (vl), Eva Čermanová-Hrabovská (vc)
  • Photo : Slovak Organ Music – Ján Vladimír Michalko SLOVAK ORGAN MUSIC – JÁN VLADIMÍR MICHALKO
    2010 CD – Music Fund SF 00632131
    1. Miro Bázlik: Three Fantasies
      Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
    2. Juraj Beneš: Durée Ω per organo
      Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
    3. Roman Berger: Exodus
      Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
  • Photo : Slovak Piano Sonatas – Ladislav Fanzowitz SLOVAK PIANO SONATAS – LADISLAV FANZOWITZ
    2009 CD – Pavlik Records PA 0071-2/9
    1. Roman Berger: Semplice
      Ladislav Fančovič (pf)
    2. Ilja Zeljenka: Sonata No. 22
      Ladislav Fančovič (pf)
    3. Jevgenij Iršai: Exodus
      Ladislav Fančovič (pf)
    4. Ľubica Čekovská: Sonata Tensiona
      Ladislav Fančovič (pf)
    5. Vladislav Šarišský: Sonata No. 1
      Ladislav Fančovič (pf)
  • Photo : DUAL DUAL
    2008 CD – Phonedition
    1. Cláudio Carneiro: Avena Ruda
      Monika Duarte Štreitová (fl), Sofia Lourenço (pf)
    2. Ângela Lopes: Dual
      Monika Duarte Štreitová (fl), Sofia Lourenço (pf)
    3. Álvaro Salazar: Intermezzo IV/A
      Sofia Lourenço (pf)
    4. Bohuslav Martinů: Sonata for Flute and Piano
      Monika Duarte Štreitová (fl), Sofia Lourenço (pf)
    5. Leoš Janáček: March of the Bluebirds
      Monika Duarte Štreitová (flp), Sofia Lourenço (pf)
    6. Álvaro Salazar: Palimpsestos
      Monika Duarte Štreitová (fl)
    7. Vladimír Bokes: Capriccio pour flute et clavecin ou piano, op. 64
      Monika Duarte Štreitová (fl), Sofia Lourenço (pf)
    8. Roman Berger: Ex abrupto
      Monika Duarte Štreitová (fl), Sofia Lourenço (pf)
  • Photo : Roman Berger: Exodus, Adagio I, Adagio II ROMAN BERGER: EXODUS, ADAGIO I, ADAGIO II
    2003 CD – Acte Préalable AP0091-92
    1. Roman Berger: Exodus
      Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
    2. Roman Berger: Adagio for Jan Branny
      Pavel Bogacz (vn), Daniela Varínska (pf)
    3. Roman Berger: Adagio No. 2 „Repentance“
      Pavel Bogacz (vn), Dana Šašinová-Satury (pf)
  • Photo : Roman Berger : Konvergencie I, II, III : Transgressus ROMAN BERGER : KONVERGENCIE I, II, III : TRANSGRESSUS
    2002 CD – Music Fund SF 00332131
    1. Roman Berger: Convergence I
      Alexander Jablokov (vn)
    2. Roman Berger: Convergence II
      Milan Telecký (vl)
    3. Roman Berger: Convergence III
      Jozef Podhoranský (vc)
    4. Roman Berger: Transgressus I.
      Experimental Studio Bratislava
  • Photo : electroacoustic music : slovakia 1989 – 94 ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC : SLOVAKIA 1989 – 94
    1994 CD – Centre for Electroacoustic and Computer Music EM CD 003
    1. Peter Zagar: Music from the Studio
      Peter Zagar (pf), Experimental Studio Bratislava
    2. Marek Piaček: Flauto dolce ’91
      Marek Piaček (fl), Experimental Studio Bratislava
    3. Juraj Ďuriš: Portrait
      Experimental Studio Bratislava
    4. Miro Bázlik: Epoché II.
      Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Experimental Studio Bratislava
    5. Róbert Rudolf: Scar
      Experimental Studio Bratislava
    6. Víťazoslav Kubička: Road
      Experimental Studio Bratislava
    7. Roman Berger: Transgressus I.
      Alexander Jablokov (vn), Experimental Studio Bratislava
  • Photo : De profundis I DE PROFUNDIS I
    1993 CD – Music Fund SF 0012 2131
    1. Roman Berger: De profundis
      Sergej Kopčák (b), Ján Salay (pf), Jozef Podhoranský (vc)
    2. Ivan Parík: Two Arias On Fragments Of The Text Stabat Mater
      Jozef Kundlák (t), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Marián Vach (dir.)
  • Photo : Chamber Music 1 CHAMBER MUSIC 1
    1993 CD – Music Fund SF 00092111
    1. Miro Bázlik: String Quartet
      Košice string quartet
    2. Dušan Martinček: Sonata No. 6 "Meditation B-A-C-H"
      Ivan Palovič st. (pf)
    3. Jozef Malovec: String Quartet No. 4
      Josef Skořepa (vn), Anton Lehotský (vn), Juraj Petrovič (vl), Peter Šochman (vc)
    4. Juraj Pospíšil: The Villon Ballad Op. 24
      Peter Drlička (cl), Alena Ulická (pf)
    5. Roman Berger: Exodus
      Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
  • Photo : Electroacoustic music ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC
    1992 CD – Radio Bratislava CECM EM CD 001, 002
    1. Jozef Malovec: Orthogenesis
    2. Peter Kolman: E 15
    3. Miro Bázlik: Simple Electronic Symphony
    4. Ivan Parík: Music for Vernissage II
      Miloš Jurkovič (fl)
    5. Roman Berger: Epitaph for Nicolaus Copernicus
    6. Magdalena Długosz: At the Roots
    7. Jozef Malovec: Theorem
    8. Juraj Ďuriš: The Dreams
    9. Lothar Voigtlaender: Meditations sur le temps
    10. Víťazoslav Kubička: "...and even the rock would cry" Op. 25
    11. Martin Burlas: Cross and Circle
      Kamil Paprčka (tr), Anton Popovič (tr)
    12. Tadeáš Salva: Harmonics
  • Photo : Josef Bulva plays Martinů, Berger, Skriabin. Famous Piano Works of the 20th Century JOSEF BULVA PLAYS MARTINŮ, BERGER, SKRIABIN. FAMOUS PIANO WORKS OF THE 20TH CENTURY
    1991 CD – Mediaphon MED 72.124
    1. Bohuslav Martinů: Piano Sonata
      Josef Bulva (pf)
    2. Roman Berger: Suite
      Josef Bulva (pf)
    3. Alexander Skriabin:
      Josef Bulva (pf)
  • Photo : Roman Berger ROMAN BERGER
    1983 LP – Opus 9110 0814
    1. Roman Berger: Sonata No. 3 „da camera“ in memoriam Frico Kafenda
      Eva Fischerová-Martvoňová (pf)
    2. Roman Berger: Suite in Ancient Style for Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard Instruments
      Slovak Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Photo : Dezider Kardoš – Roman Berger DEZIDER KARDOŠ – ROMAN BERGER
    1968 LP – Supraphon 0 10 0238
    1. Dezider Kardoš: Symphony No. 5 Op. 37
      Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
    2. Roman Berger: Transformations
      Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)

Awards

  • Polish Composers' Union Award
    2012 for his outstanding achievements as a composer and author of works in philosophy and music theory
  • Ján Levoslav Bella Prize
    2010 for life work
  • Annual Prize of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
    2007
  • SOZA Grand Prix
    2000 for lifelong contribution to the Slovak musical culture
  • Music Critics Award
    1997
  • Czechoslovak Critics Diploma
    1990 for work Adagio No. 2 „Repentance“
  • Johann Gottfried Herder Prize
    1988
  • Ján Levoslav Bella Prize
    1967 for work Transformations
  • Czechoslovak Critics Award
    1967 for work Transformations

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Roman Berger: Impromptu
    for solo clarinet
    9 Nov
    2014
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Branislav Dugovič (cl)
  • Roman Berger: Chants of Douva
    Cycle of 4 songs on the poems by Y. Bonnefoy
    16 Nov
    2012
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small concert studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Denisa Šlepkovská (ms), Xénia Jarová (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Tenebrae
    for bass and chamber ensemble
    12 Nov
    2011
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Sergej Kopčák (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Roman Berger: Missa pro nobis
    17 Sep
    2010
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Denisa Šlepkovská (ms), František Kovár (spk), Stanislav Beňačka, jr. (spk), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Jozef Chabroň (zbm.), Slovak Philharmonic, Zsolt Nagy (dir.)
  • Roman Berger: Epilog – Omaggio a L. v. B.
    13 Apr
    2010
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall Dvorana, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Branislav Dugovič (cl), Ján Slávik (vc), Ladislav Fančovič (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Allegro frenetico con reminiscenza
    for cello solo
    10. 2009 First performances in Slovakia
    "Cellomania", Ján Koniarek Gallery, Trnava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Slávik (vc)
  • Roman Berger: Improvisation sur Herbert
    for soprano, chamber choir and symphony orchestra
    5 Nov
    2008
    First performances in Slovakia
    Large Concert Hall of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Urszula Kryger (s), Camerata Silesia, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leoš Svárovský (dir.)
  • Roman Berger: Patetique
    for cello and piano
    20 Jun
    2008
    First performances in Slovakia
    Modra, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Slávik (vc), Daniela Varínska (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Musica pro defunctis
    16 Nov
    2007
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Philharmonic, Zsolt Nagy (dir.)
  • Roman Berger: Arc
    20 Sep
    2007
    First performances in Slovakia
    The Fifth Double Concert, Mirror Hall of the Primate's Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Diana Buffa (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Post scriptum
    21 Nov
    2004
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Ewald Danel (umv.)
  • Roman Berger: Songs From Zaolzie
    19 Nov
    2004
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ewald Danel (vn), Lucia Mlynáriková (vn), Peter Vrbinčík (vl), Eva Čermanová-Hrabovská (vc)
  • Roman Berger: Korczak in memoriam
    Fragments for string quartet
    15 Nov
    2002
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Moyzes Hall, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ewald Danel (vn), Bohdan Warchal jr. (vn), Jozef Hošek (vl), Eva Čermanová-Hrabovská (vc)
  • Roman Berger: Korczak in memoriam
    per mezzosoprano, flauto/piccolo, organo, timpani e quartetto d'archi
    8 Nov
    2001
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Moyzes Quartet, Mária Henselová (ms), Monika Duarte Štreitová (fl), Zuzana Magdalena Maria Mausen-Ferjenčíková (org), Peter Kosorín, jr. (tp), Roman Rewakowicz (dir.)
  • Roman Berger: Requiem da camera
    for violin, cello and piano with a theme by W. Lutosławski
    12 Nov
    2000
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Small Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Zuzana Gavorníková Paštéková (vn), Teodor Brcko (vc), Daniela Varínska (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Semplice
    for piano
    10 Jun
    2000
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert to the 250th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach’s death, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Jevgenij Iršai (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Wiegenlied
    9 Nov
    1997
    First performances in Slovakia
    Melos-Ethos, Mirror Hall of the Primate's Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Denisa Šlepkovská (a), Daniel Buranovský (pf)
  • Roman Berger: En passant
    29 Nov
    1994
    First performances in Slovakia
    Author's evening of Roman Berger, Moyzes Hall, Bratislava, SK
  • Roman Berger: Torso
    Two scenes from the opera On The Beautiful Blue Danube
    29 Nov
    1994
    First performances in Slovakia
    Author's evening of Roman Berger, Moyzes Hall, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Denisa Šlepkovská (ms), Alexander Jablokov (vn), Eleonóra Škutová (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Adagio No. 2 „Repentance“
    29 Sep
    1990
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Pavel Bogacz (vn), Dana Šašinová-Satury (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Exodus IV – Finale
    19 Feb
    1988
    First performances in Slovakia
    New Slovak Music, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ján Vladimír Michalko (org)
  • Roman Berger: Adagio for Jan Branny
    6 Aug
    1987
    First performances in Slovakia
    Trenčianske Teplice, SK
    PERFORMERS: Pavel Bogacz (vn), Daniela Varínska (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Sonata with a Motive of K. Szymanowski
    25 Jun
    1984
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Pavel Bogacz (vn), Daniela Varínska (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Suite in Ancient Style for Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard Instruments
    13 Feb
    1982
    First performances in Slovakia
    A Week of New Slovak Music, Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Roman Berger: De profundis
    Chants on the post-war poetry of T. Różewicz
    10 Oct
    1980
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Theatre studio of the University of Performing Arts, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Sergej Kopčák (b), Jozef Podhoranský (vc), Ján Salay (pf), Peter Janík (C*), Ján Backstuber (C*), Juraj Ďuriš (C*)
  • Roman Berger: Convergence III
    8 Oct
    1977
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Jozef Podhoranský (vc)
  • Roman Berger: Epitaph for Nicolaus Copernicus
    1 Oct
    1977
    First performances in Slovakia
    Electroacoustic concert, Large Concert Studio of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
  • Roman Berger: Memento after the Death of Miroslav Filip
    for large orchestra
    22 Apr
    1976
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Roman Berger: Sonata No. 3 „da camera“ in memoriam Frico Kafenda
    for piano
    27 Feb
    1976
    First performances in Slovakia
    A Week of New Slovak Music, Mirror Hall of the Primate's Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Eva Fischerová-Martvoňová (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Convergence II
    (meditations inspired by Bach)
    2 Dec
    1970
    First performances in Slovakia
    The Presentation of Slovak Music "Autumn 1970", Mirror Hall, Trnava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Jozef Kýška (vl)
  • Roman Berger: Suite in Ancient Style for Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard Instruments
    5 Jun
    1969
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Slovak Philharmonic, Ladislav Slovák (dir.)
    Premiere of the 3rd movement.
  • Roman Berger: Convergence I
    16 Mar
    1969
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Pavol Farkaš (vn)
  • Roman Berger: Transformations
    Four pieces for large orchestra
    3 May
    1966
    First performances in Slovakia
    Bratislava Music Festival, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bystrík Režucha (dir.)
  • Roman Berger: Sonata 1960
    for piano
    26 Jan
    1964
    First performances in Slovakia
    Concert of the Hudba Dneška Ensemble, Concert Hall of the Czechoslovak Radio, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Juraj Mašinda (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Trio for Winds
    4 Dec
    1963
    First performances in Slovakia
    Small Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ladislav Šoka (fl), Edmund Bombara (cl), Ján Martanovič (fg)
  • Ilja Zeljenka: Sonata No. 1
    for piano
    18 May
    1960
    First performances in Slovakia
    Evening of young music, SVKL club, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Roman Berger (pf)
  • Peter Kolman: Three Piano Pieces in Memoriam Arnold Schoenberg
    (1960)
    18 May
    1960
    First performances in Slovakia
    Evening of young music, SVKL club, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Roman Berger (pf)
  • First performances abroad
  • Roman Berger: Chants of Douva
    Cycle of 4 songs on the poems by Y. Bonnefoy
    2 Dec
    2014
    First performances abroad
    St. Lawrence Chapel, Prague, CZ
    PERFORMERS: Denisa Šlepkovská (ms), Ivan Buffa (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Tenebrae
    for bass and chamber ensemble
    26 Sep
    2012
    First performances abroad
    Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio, Warsaw, PL
    PERFORMERS: Sergej Kopčák (b), Quasars Ensemble, Ivan Buffa (dir.)
  • Roman Berger: Missa pro nobis
    19 Nov
    2011
    First performances abroad
    Warsaw Autumn, Concert Hall of the National Philharmonic, Warsaw, PL
    PERFORMERS: Denisa Šlepkovská (ms), Stanislav Beňačka, jr. (spk), Warsaw Philharmonic Choir, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Zsolt Nagy (dir.)
  • Roman Berger: Improvisation sur Herbert
    for soprano, chamber choir and symphony orchestra
    25 Sep
    2007
    First performances abroad
    Warsaw Autumn, Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio, Warsaw, PL
    PERFORMERS: Urszula Kryger (s), Camerata Silesia, Sinfonia Varsovia, Christopher Lyndon-Gee (dir.)
  • Roman Berger: Musica pro defunctis
    15 Oct
    2006
    First performances abroad
    Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio, Warsaw, PL
    PERFORMERS: Sinfonia Varsovia, Alexander Lasoń (dir.)
  • Roman Berger: Monolog dla Kasandry
    for mezzo-soprano and piano
    18 May
    2005
    First performances abroad
    17th Days of Music by Kraków Composers, Florianka, Kraków, PL
    PERFORMERS: Urszula Kryger (ms), Katarzyna Jankowska (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Korczak in memoriam
    per mezzosoprano, flauto/piccolo, organo, timpani e quartetto d'archi
    25 Oct
    2000
    First performances abroad
    Festival Cracow 2000 – Velvet courtain, Krakov, PL
    PERFORMERS: Kwartet Śląski [Silesian String Quartet], Marek Moś (vn), Arkadiusz Kubica (vn), Łukasz Syrnicki (vl), Piotr Janosik (vc), Kwartet Dafô, Justyna Duda (vn), Danuta Augustyn (vn), Aneta Dumanowska (vl), Anna Armatys (vc), Damian Drzymala (tp), Witold Zaborny (org), Alicja Lizer (fl), Aleksandra Gruca (s)
  • Roman Berger: Requiem da camera
    for violin, cello and piano with a theme by W. Lutosławski
    25 Sep
    1998
    First performances abroad
    Warsaw Autumn, Warsaw, PL
    PERFORMERS: The Danish Trio, Bjarne Hansen (vn), Svend Winslov (vc), Rosalind Bevan (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Exodus
    28 Jun
    1997
    First performances abroad
    Kroměříž, CZ
  • Roman Berger: Wiegenlied
    15 Oct
    1991
    First performances abroad
    Regensburg, DE
    PERFORMERS: Adelheid Peper (a), Cordula Hacke (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Soft November Music
    pre klavír
    7. 1990 First performances abroad
    Tschechoslowakische Nacht, Musikakademie, Munich, DE
    PERFORMERS: Susan Bradbury (pf)
  • Roman Berger: Adagio for Jan Branny
    24 Sep
    1988
    First performances abroad
    Warsaw Autumn, Concert hall of the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy, Warsaw, PL
    PERFORMERS: Pavel Bogacz (vn), Daniela Rusó (pf)
  • Ilja Zeljenka: Sonata No. 1
    for piano
    23 May
    1958
    First performances abroad
    Prague Spring International Music Festival – 4th concert of the new Czechoslovak music, Prague, CZ
    PERFORMERS: Roman Berger (pf)

Gallery

  • Photo : Melos-Ethos 2013 2013-11-12 Melos-Ethos 2013
    Peter Zagar, Roman Berger

    Author: Peter Brenkus
  • Photo : Melos-Ethos 2013 2013-11-09 Melos-Ethos 2013
    Roman Berger, Zsolt Nagy, The Slovak Philharmonic

    Author: Peter Brenkus
  • Photo : Melos Ethos 2007 2007-11-16 Melos Ethos 2007

    Author: Peter Brenkus

Audio

  • Berger, Roman: Adagio No. 2 „Repentance“




  • Berger, Roman: Suite in Old Style




  • Berger, Roman: Adagio for Ján Branný




  • Berger, Roman: Suite in Ancient Style for Strings, Percussion, and Keyboard Instruments




  • Berger, Roman: Patetique






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