Gerald Janecek is a retired professor of Russian at the University of Kentucky. He has been composing since the 1960s in a neo-baroque style using baroque forms with the addition of polytonality. He has composed numerous works for various chamber ensembles, several works for string orchestra with solo instruments, songs, and a chamber opera "Don Perlimplin," which was premiered in a concert performance at the University of Kentucky, Aug. 2009. He is currently completing on an opera based on Dostoevsky's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT.

COMPOSITIONS: CHAMBER WORKS: Fugue for String Quartet (1968); Wedding Music for Organ (1969); Largo for String Quartet (1972); Elegy for String Trio (1974); Lyric Piece for Violin, Cello and Piano (1974); Adagio for Strings (1988); Double Fugue on a Painting by Yakov Vinkovetsky for three treble instruments (1981/1999); Lyric Fugue for String Quartet (1970/1999); Canon for Three Violins and Piano on a Russian Theme (1993); Petersburg Tango for Violin and Piano (1997); Fugue and Invention for String Trio (1999); Prelude and Fugue on a Theme by John Jacob Niles for Wind Quintet (1987/1999); Spring Music for Wind Quintet (2000); Trio for Violin, Viola and Piano (2001); Passacaglia for Flute and Harpsichord (2003); Prelude and Fugue for French Horn and Piano (2003); KEYBOARD WORKS: "Old Coat" Variations for Piano (1966); Chromatic Passacaglia for Organ (1966); Waltz for Piano (1998); Prelude and Fugue for Piano (1992); Grand Fugue for Organ (1979/1996); Passacaglia and Fugue for Organ (1998); ORCHESTRAL WORKS: Overture for String Orchestra and Five Soloists (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Trumpet) (1975/1999); Concerto for Two Violins and String Orchestra (1981/1997); Meditation and Dances for Bassoon and Strings (1998); VOCAL WORKS: Psalm 66 for chorus (SATB), solo trumpet and organ (1972/1979/2003); Song of Wandering Aengus (Yeats) (1980); Song (Lev Krivulin, in Russian) (1999); Gravity (Walt Whitman) for a capella SATB chorus (1999); The Dancer and the Dance (Yeats) (1999); Morning in Peredelkino, song (Aigi, in Russian) (2000); OPERAS: "Don Perlimplin" (1984/2008) A Chamber Opera for four singers and chamber ensemble Libretto by F. Garcia Lorca; "Transgression" (in final editing stage) Libretto by the composer, based on Dostoevsky's novel Crime and Punishment

Contact information: Email: gjanecek@uky.edu Home phone: 859-269-4880