Slovakia is heir of everything, what left its tracks on the territory. It is heir of art, which has not only Slavic-Slovak, but also German–Austrian–Hungarian origins, with Franco-Roman touch. It was suppressed or underlined by catholic–protestant–Jewish–orthodox (but also free-thinking and free-mason) traditions. It is out of doubt that Slovaks do not exist from the world's beginning, but that they have become Slovaks and everything, that had a significant value for them, could be national. A crucial role played the national identity; but in most cases, this cannot be traced back. Therefore, it has only a limited role within history of art. The study speak for overcoming the very national-defensive character of the historiographies and focusing on more interesting matters.
During the 1960s, the operatic works of Slovak composer Ján Cikker were among the most often performed contemporary operas in Europe, especially in the two German states. The reasons of this success are as interesting as the reasons of the decline that occurred during the 1970s. In both cases, the intensity of the publisher Bärenreiter's support and marketing played an important role, as did the change of the audience's taste which brought a general decrease in the popularity of the post-war Literaturoper in the tradition of Richard Strauss, the music of which was moderately modern and did not fulfill (as it was not meant to fulfill) the requirements of New Music. The reception of Cikker's work, its aesthetic background, and its musical and dramatic solutions are exemplified within his chef d'oeuvre, the opera Vzkriesenie (Resurrection, 1962), based on Tolstoy's novel, which is highly consistent in its dramaturgy thanks to Fritz Oeser, the libretto's silent co-author.
Authors:Emese Nagygyörgy, Barbara Kovács, Éva Leiter, Márton Miskei, István Pócsi, László Hornok, and Attila Ádám
Nathues, E., Joshi, S., Tenberge, K.B., Von Den Driesch, M., Oeser, B. et al.: CPTF1, a CREB-like transcrioption factor, is involved in the oxidative stress response in the phytopathogen Claviceps purpurea and modulates ROS level in its host Secale
Authors:A. Aver’yanov, T. Pasechnik, V. Lapikova, L. Gaivoronskaya, Vl. Kuznetsov, and C. Baker
Nathues, E., Joshi, S., Tenberge, K. B., Driessch, M. V. D., Oeser, B., Bäumer, N., Mihlan, M. and Tudzynski, P. (2004): CPTF1, a CREB-like transcription factor, is involved in the oxidative stress response in the phytopathogen