Da-Oz, Ram (real name, Avraham Daus)

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Da-Oz, Ram (real name, Avraham Daus)

Da-Oz, Ram (real name, Avraham Daus) , German- born Israeli composer; b. Berlin, Oct. 17, 1929. He went to Palestine as a child in 1934. He studied oboe and piano at the Cons, in Tel Aviv, and composition with André Hajdu at the Music Academy there. He lost his eyesight during the Israeli war for independence in 1948.


ORCH Von Trauer und Trost (1960); Concerto for Violin and Strings (1961); Dmuyoth umassechot (Changing Phantoms), movements for Chamber Ensemble (1967); Quartet for Narrator and Small Orch. (1970); Rhapsody on a Jewish Yemenite Song for Piano and Strings (1971); 3 Romances for Violin and Small Orch. (1975); Introduction and Passacaglia (1981). CHAMBER : 4 string quartets (1955–70); Violin Sonata (1960); String Trio (1961); Suite for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe, and Cello (1963); Piano Trio (1963); Dialogue for 2 Clarinets (1965); Illumination for Violin (1966); Improvisation on a Song for 10 Instruments (1968); 4 Miniatures for Recorders and Piano (1975); Divertimento for Brass Quartet (1977). PIANO : 2 sonatas (1955; Movimenti quasi una sonata, 1963); 5 Contrasts (1958); Capriccio (1960); 8 Little Pictures (1962); Aspects (1969); Bells (1973); Mood Ring (1976); Pictures in Procession (1979); Ru-TaNoWa (1980). VOCAL: Songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire