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Constant, Marius

Constant, Marius (b Bucharest, 1925). Romanian-born composer and conductor living in France. Pres. and mus. dir. Ars Nova 1963–71, a Paris orch. for perf. of modern mus. Mus. dir., Fr. Radio, 1953, 1963–7. Mus. dir. Roland Petit Ballet and Paris Opéra Ballet, 1973–8. Comps. incl. 24 Preludes, orch. (1958); Turner, 3 Portraits for orch. (1961); Chants de Maldoror (1962), dancer-cond., narr., 23 improvisers, 10 vc.; Paradise Lost (ballet by Roland Petit) (1967); Chaconne et Marche Militaire, orch. (1968); 14 Stations, perc. (1970); Equal, 5 percussionists (1970); Strings, 12 str., elec. gui. (1972); Faciebat anno 1972, 24 vn., orch. (1972); Piano personnage, ens. (1973); For Clarinet (1974); Le jeu de Ste Agnes, opera (1974); Concerto Gli Elementi, tb., orch. (1977); Symphony for Winds (1978); Concertante, alto sax., orch. (1979); Nana-Symphonie (1980); La tragédie de Carmen, opera (1981); 103 Regards dans l'eau (1981); Pelléas et Mélisande-Symphonie (1983); L'Inauguration de la Maison, wind band (1985); Des droits de l'homme, oratorio (1989).

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