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- Morana (A. Muratbegović; Brno, 1930)
- Ero s onoga svijeta (“Ero, the spouse fallen from the sky”, id., Zagreb, 1935)
- Kamenik (“The quarry”, ibid., 1946)
- Mila Gojsalića (D. Audelinović; ibid., 1952)
- Stanac (V. Rabadan, by M. Držić; ibid., 1959)
- Dalmaro (R. Petelinova; ibid., 1964)
- also Djerdan, “Singspiel” (“The jewel”, ibid., 1955)
- Petar Svačić, op.-oratorio (1969)
- incidental music for Dubravka by Gundulić (ibid., 1928)
- Jugoslavensko kolo o Simfonijsko kolo (1926)
- Orači (“The ploughmen”, 1937)
- Guslar (“The fiddler”, 1940)
- Dinarka (1945)
- Bunjevacka igra (1960)
- besides: Pjesma i ples s Balkan (“Balkans’ songs and dances”) for strings (1939)
- Dalmatinsko pastirče for recorders orchestra (1956)
Choral works including
- Jadovanka za teletom (“Lament for a dead calf”, 1924)
- Koleda (1925)
Voice and orchestra including
- Djevojka mjesec [“The girl and the moon” for A (contralto), 1917]
- 2 sonnets for Bar. (baritone) (1921)
- Pjesma čeznuća (“Songs of nostalgia”, 1939)
- Rizvan-Aga (1938)
The Croatian composer and conductor (Split, 11-XI-1895 – Zagreb, 16-X-1982) Jakov Gotovac studied law at the Universities of Zagreb and Graz, and music with A. Dobronić and J. Hatz. Later, he improved his musical studies in Vienna with J. Marx. From 1923 to 1957 was the conductor of Zagreb’s Opera, where he was also active as a choirmaster: for many years he directed the choir “Mladost-Balkan”. His son Pero (Zagreb, 12-II-1927) has been working as a composer as well, mainly of folk and film music.
D. CVETKO, in MGG [Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart – Allgemeine Enzyklopädie der Musik (Fr. Blume), 14 vols. + 2 suppl., Kassel-Basel, 1949-79]; J. Andreis, Jakov Gotovac, in “Mogucnosti”, 1957; I. BOSKOVIC, Jakov Gotovac, in “Dubrovnika”, 1966.
Jakov Gotovac’s biography, compositions and bibliography in: Dizionario della Musica e dei Musicisti, “Le Biografie”, vol. III, 1st ed. 1986, reprint 2000, Utet, Torino, Italy.