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Georgcscu, Dan Corneliu

Georgcscu, Dan Corneliu

Georgcscu, Dan Corneliu, Romanian composer; b. Craiova, Jan. 1, 1938. He studied at the Popular School for the Arts (1952–56) and with Ion Dumitrescu, Ciortea, Olah, and Mendelsohn at the Bucharest Cons. (1956–61). From 1962 to 1983 he was head of research at the Ethnography and Folklore Inst. of the Romanian Academy; then pursued research at the Inst. For the History of Art (from 1984). In 1987 he went to Berlin, and then was active in ethnomusicological pursuits at the Free Univ. from 1991. His output extends from traditional to electronic scores.

Works

ORCH 3 Pieces (1959); Motive maramureene, suite (1963); 4 pieces for Orch.: I, Jocuri (1963), II, Dialogue rythmique (1964), III Danses solennelles (1965) and IV, Collages (1966); Partita (1966); Alb-negru (1967), Zig-Zag (1967), Continuo (1968) and Rubato (1969), a cycle of 4 pieces for various orch. groupings; 3 syms.: No. 1, Armoniile simple (1976), No. 2, Orizontale (1980), and No. 3, Privirile culorilor (1985). B a l l e t : Model mioritic (1973; Cluj, Oct. 1, 1975). CHAMBER: Piano Sonata (1958); Trio for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1959); Chorals I, II and III for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano (1970); 3 string quartets (1982; 1983–84; 1985); 2 Contemplative Preludes for Organ (1991). VOCAL: Schite pentru o fresca, cantata (1976). ELECTRONIC: Crystal Silence (1989).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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