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The years of World War II were especially difficult for the young man. Although Eben was raised as a Catholic, his father was a Jew and thus fell foul of the National Socialist occupiers of his homeland.
In , aged 14, Eben was captured and imprisoned by the Nazis in Buchenwald , remaining there for the duration of the war. He graduated in Between and he was professor of composition at the Royal Northern College of Music , Manchester. Eben refused to join the Czech Communist Party and continued openly attending church, thus forfeiting many career advancements before After the Communist government crumbled, however, he was given several important appointments and awards, among them presidency of the Prague Spring Festival and the Medal of Merit Despite declining health from a stroke in his final years, Eben remained busy, composing mostly organ and choral works.
He died in Prague on 24 October Two years earlier he became honorary president of the Society for Sacred Music. An international organ competition bearing his name has been organized since in Opava. Works[ edit ] Over more than half a century Eben produced a good deal of music in diverse genres. His earliest large works included his First Organ Concerto the Second came in and Concerto for Piano and Orchestra — He wrote numerous vocal, choral, symphonic, piano, and chamber works, but it was organ music which remained his greatest love and in which he was most prolific.
Eben was considered a master at improvisation on the organ and piano, but composition remained his main area of interest. However, many of his organ compositions in particular were based on his public improvisations.
Stylistically, his musical language can be considered as "neoexpressionistic" in many ways, however in some works we can hear some kind of new forms of impressionistic tendencies. Some recordings of his organ pieces were performed by himself. The speaker in both cycles, Job vol. Some of his CDs feature works by Sieglinde Ahrens. Missa adventus et quadragesimae , Organ Concerto No.
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