Alexander Marian Zlamal MUstr, FIBA, was born October 25, 1930 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia and currently resides in the USA. 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.,
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.
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