Composer and Musician Zelenay Dies at Age of 96

8. júla 2024 19:48
Bratislava, July 8 (TASR) - Composer, musician, arranger, publicist and documentary filmmaker Pavol Zelenay died on Monday at the age of 96, TASR was confirmed by his family on the same day. Pavol Zelenay and Jan Sivacek were the founders of a famous international music festival called Bratislava Lyre. Zelenay himself twice won the golden Bratislava Lyre as a composer of music. In 1952, the first single was released with his song 'Come and Dance with Me'. In 1967, his radio career began at Czechoslovak Radio as head of the popular music department. In 2008, his compilation 'Pavol Zelenay's Most Beautiful Songs' and an 'Anthology of Slovak Popular Music', which he compiled, were published. In December 2016, he released a sheet music album entitled '100 Slovak Evergreens'. In May 2008 he was inducted into the Slovak Pop Music Hall of Fame. On September 1, 2008, President Ivan Gasparovic bestowed on him the state award of the Order of Ludovit Stur of the Third Class for merits for the development of Slovak culture. am/mcs
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