Capoiatlu, Dumitru, Romanian composer; b. Bucharest, Oct. 19, 1929. He studied at the Bucharest Cons. (1941–53) with Jora, Mendelsohn, Vancea, Andricu, and Rogalski. From 1969 to 1973 he was manager of the Georges Enesco Phil.
DRAMATIC: Musicals, ballets, and film scores. orch.: 2 suites (1953, 1954); Divertissement for 2 Clarinets and Strings (1956); Violin Concerto (1957); Cinematographic Variations (1965); Moto perpetuo for Solo Violin or Group of Violins and Orch. (1972); Chemari 77 (1977); Muzica de ambianta (1980); Facete, symphonic jazz suite (1986). chamber: Wind Quintet (1950); Viola Sonata (1952); 2 string quartets (1954, 1959); Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello (1968); Sonata for Solo Harp (1978); Arcuri, trio for Viola, Cello, and Piano (1982); Sonata for Solo Cello (1982). vocal:Valses ignobles et sentimentales du tout... for Mezzo- soprano and String Orch. (1986); choral pieces; solo songs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire