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Nostalgia , and later the song “Fyelli i Bariut” English: In he went to study clarinet at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome , Italy where he finished with excellent results. Lights on Albania , and was presented in in Tirana. Views Read Edit View history. During this time he was arrested by the communist regime and held in prison because his brother had been an opponent of the regime, persecuted, and killed by the communists. Retrieved from ” https:


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He was imprisoned by the Albanian communist regime for his brother’s political opposition to it and was demanded to work more than he could bear. Lights on Albaniaand was presented in in Tirana.

This occurred when Jakova’s mother was paralyzed at home. Jakova started to compose marches and other pieces. The procession was unattended by public authorities, with the exception of the secretary of the Albanian League of Writers and Artists. He spent several months only on the work of separating the Turkish music from the Arabic one, which was one of the elements of the opera, and many classical composers struggled with, because of the very distant relationship between classical music and oriental one.

Jakova worked very mrgjelo on the music while at the same time he had other responsibilities as the director of the House of Culture and also teaching assignments. At the end of the show Kadri Hazbiuthen Minister of Interior, thanked all the marbjelo and raised a toast to Jakova. His legacy is that of one of the most important Albanian composers of all times.

Prenkë Jakova

Jakova has also become noted for many folk [3] Albanian songs, which are so widespread, that there is an erroneous belief that they are traditional Albanian popular songs, whereas they are instead composed by Jakova. When in high school, he switched from the classical concentration into the general marjelo, which he finished in During his high school years he was part of the musical band of school and also, encouraged from his father, he started acting in the theatrical associations Bogdani and Vllaznia.


The extraordinary success of Mrika led to an encounter between Enver Hoxha and Jakova. A virtuoso clarinetist he worked as a music teacher for most of his life and distinguished himself as the margjlo of the four most important composers of classical music margjlo northern Albania: In June poet Llazar Siliqi was put in charge to write a poetry on youth’s work on a new hydroelectric power station, which was being built on the Mat river.


Classical Romantic 20th century Contemporary. His family’s background was from Gjakovafrom which originated the last name. Hoxha asked Jakova to write another opera, this time on Albanian national hero, Skanderbegbut Jakova answered that “operas are not like loafs which can be put in the oven at any time”.

Prenkë Jakova – Wikipedia

There he learned to play the guitar. Views Read Edit View history. The SheepHajredini English: In he went to study clarinet at the Accademia Nazionale di Margjelp Cecilia in RomeItaly where he finished with excellent results.

Along the operas Jakova left to posterity many songs and other musical pieces, several of which are commonly believed to be Margjeli folk music, rather they are Jakova’s compositions. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.



Jakova left a very important musical heritage. It is reported that Hoxha laughed at marhjelo response and that he immediately assured Jakova, that he personally would provide to all the necessary conditions to guarantee the opera’s success.

In Jakova was hired by the chorus of the First Partisan Brigade of the House of the Youth where he was named director. During the summer of he purchased an accordion and learned that too. Jakova on a stamp of Albania.

Retrieved from ” https: The piece was nothing but the embryo of the first Albanian opera, Mrikawhich was worked upon by Jakova in the following 6 years and eventually rehearsed on 2 Mayand put on stage on 12 November InJakova wrote a cycle of songs entitled “Dasma Shkodrane” English: The event was considered important and Jakova received telegrams of congratulations from many of his peer composers all around the world for the success of his first opera.

On 27 November the general rehearsal was given and on 1 December the opera premiered in the Migjeni Theatre, and after some performances in the city, on 27 and 28 December it showed in the theater of the Academy of Music and Arts of Albaniawhere Enver Hoxhathen Albania’s premier, assisted it.

This page was last edited on 28 Septemberat His two musical teachers were Martin Gjoka and Zef Kurtiprobably the most important Albanian musicians of northern Albania at that time.