Development after The Second World War

After the war in the second half of the 1940s, new possibilities for the development of Slovak culture opened up. In a short period of the “democratic” Czechoslovakia in the years 1945 – 1948 special entertainment centres, restaurants, spas and houses of culture define their operational aimss. Here not only traditional bands but also new bands and orchestras get the chance to promote themselves. We can hear here traditional forms – folk, spiritual and classical music as well as songs in the spirit of modern dance music, swing that are written by younger and older composers and that become long-term evergreens. Their performers are well-known personality B. Littmannová, H. Simanova-Madarova and V. Palatová in the popular singer trio Tri dievčatká – The three girls. In 1946 F. K. Vesely recored with this trio and Gustav Brom Orchestra a tango Nečakaj ma už nikdy – Do not expect me ever again written by the duo Z. Cón – O. Kausitz. Other authors also achieved the same success: J. Frank-Zemplinsky, K. Elbert (Maličká slzička – Tiny tear in 1945), P. Čady (Biele margaréty – White daisies in 1948), K. Valecka and his style of folk song (Lístoček z brezy – Birch leaf) and others. G. Brom contributed to the development of jazz and dance music not only in Brno, but also in Slovakia, as in 1946 he as a conductor established Bratislavský rozhlasový tanečný orchester Bratislava Radio Dance Orchestra (later renamed to Tanečný orchester bratislavských vysokoškolákov Dance Orchestra of Bratislava university students (1947-1949), led by P. Polansky). Its members, selected musicians, focused on the latest styles such as swing and progressive jazz. The operetta reaches a further crisis, which is more from the ideological than artistic point of view attacked by the critics. Nevertheless, in 1946 there arises “musical comedy”, at the Nová scéna – The New Scene Theatre chaired by F.K. Vesely. Until its dissolution (in 1951) it performed 36 musical-dramatic opuses.