Bllghici, Dumitru

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Bllghici, Dumitru

Bllghici, Dumitru, Romanian composer; b. Ia§i, Nov. 14, 1921. He received initial training at the Iaşi Cons. (1935–38), and later studied at the Leningrad Cons. (1950–55), where his teachers included Schnittke and Arapov. In 1955 he joined the faculty of the Bucharest Cons. In 1988 he went to Jerusalem, where he was active as a teacher and composer.

Works

DRAMATIC: Ba11et : The Fight of Light Against Darkness (1965); Energy (1965); The Liberation of the Village (1980). orch.:The Poem of New Life (1953); 2 violin concertos (1955, 1977); Evocation, symphonic poem (1956); 4 sinfoniettas (1958, 1962, 1969, 1979); The Heroic Poem (1959); 11 syms. (1961; 1964, rev. 1967; 1966; 1972; 1977; 1978–79; 1983; 1984; 1985; 1985; 1987–90); Bolero (1963); The Monument, symphonic poem (1964); Partita (1965); Dramatic Dialogues for Flute and Strings (1967); Sonata for Strings (1970); Melody, Rhythm, Color, jazz concerto (1970); A Poem to Love (1971); Symphonic Fantasia in Jazz Rhythm (1974); Cello Concerto (1974); Trumpet Concerto (1975); Piano Concertino (1975); 5 Musical Images (1977); Choreographic Tableaux, symphonic suite (1978); Simfonie Concertante No. 1 for String Quartet and Orch. (1979–80) and No. 2 for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Strings, and Percussion (1980–81); Flute Concerto (1985). chamber: Suite for Violin and Piano (1953); Scherzo for Cello and Piano (1953); 5 string quartets (1954; 1968; 1971; 1976–77; 1978); 3 trios for Violin, Cello, and Piano (1961 1976, 1983); 2 violin sonatas (1963, 1981); Sonata for Solo Violin (1968); Quartet-Fantasia (1968–69); Triptych for Violin and Piano (1970); 2 brass quintets (1975, 1981); Fantasia for Xylophone and Double Bass (1980); Septet (1980–81); piano pieces.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire