BIOGRAFIA HUDOBNÉHO SKLADATEĽA TADEÁŠA SALVU
Biography of the composer Tadeáš Salva
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This article summarises the results of the latest research focused on the biography of the Slovak composer Tadeáš Salva (1937–1995). Salva is regarded as one of the most important figures in Slovak music in the second half of the 20th century. The research draws upon hitherto unpublished works, verifying the existing facts and presenting new information on the composer’s life. Tadeáš Salva was born in the village of Lúčky, where he spent his childhood and derived his first musical inspirations. During his music studies in Žilina, Bratislava and Katowice, and following their conclusion, Salva worked in various positions in institutions in Dolný Kubín, Liptovský Hrádok, Martin, Košice, Bratislava and Nitra. He died at the age of 57 in circumstances which have never been clarified. He is buried in his native village, on the plot belonging to his work studio, close to the family home.
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