Dandara, Liviu

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Dandara, Liviu

Dandara, Liviu , Romanian composer; b. Miorcani, Dec. 3, 1933; d. Bucharest, July 22, 1991. He studied at the Bucharest Cons. (1952–58), and later attended the summer courses in new music in Darmstadt (1967, 1978).


DRAMATIC Fata Babel si fata Mosneagului, music theater (Bucharest, May 5, 1976); Fratii Cris, music theater (Bucharest, May 7, 1977); film music. ORCH.: Sinfonietta lirică (1958; Galati, Feb. 1959); Uvertura festivă (1958; Focşani, Jan. 1959); Suite (1962); Divertisment (1964); Expresü umane (1968); Spatii, stereophonic piece for 32 Instruments and Amplification (1971); Piano Concerto (1972). CHAMBER : Trei miăcari lente for Clarinet and Piano (1963); Ipostaze for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1966); Sonata for Solo Clarinet (1966); Dialoguri cu axa timpului for Flute, Violin, Piano, and Percussion (1968); Pentaedre por la “Musica nova” for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano (1969); Quadriforium for Piano and Electronics (1970); Bamba for Winds or Voice and Percussion (1971); Incantatii for Flute (1971); Trei stări despre liniste for Violin and Piano (1980); Suite for Violin and Piano (1981); Multiversum for Violin (1983). OTHER: Choral pieces; songs; electronic music.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire