Grigoriu, Theodor

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Grigoriu, Theodor

Grigoriu, Theodor, Romanian composer; b. Gala-i, July 25, 1926. He studied violin with Enacovici at the Bucharest Cons. (1935-36), and, after private composition lessons with Jora (1949-54), he studied composition at the Moscow Cons, with Khatchaturian and Golubev (1954-55). In 1943 he won the George Enesco Prize for Composition, in 1975 the prize of the Romanian Academy, and in 1969,1974, and 1985 prizes of the Romanian Composers’s Union.


DRAMATIC Film scores. ORCH.: Sinfonia cantabile (1950; rev. 1966); Dans tatar (1953); Theatrical Suite in the Classical Style for Chamber Orch. (1956); Symphonic Variations, on a melody by Anton Farm (1955; Bucharest, Jan. 21, 1956); Concerto for Double Chamber Orch. and Solo Oboe (1957); Hommage to Enesco for 4 Groups of Violins (1960); Melodic infinita for Chamber String Orch. (1969); Tristia (1974); Pastorale şi idile transilvane (1984; 2nd version, 1986); Violin Concerto (1993; Indianapolis, May 1, 1994). CHAMBER: String Quartet (1943); Piano Trio (1943); The River Arges Flows On, suite for String Quartet (1953). VOCAL: 2 cantatas: Cantata pentru 23 August (1951) and Oda orasului men (Ode to My City; 1963; rev. 1971); Vis cosmic (Cosmic Dream), symphonic poem for Vocalizing Tenor or Electronic Instrument and Orch. (1959; Bucharest, Oct. 28, 1965); Elegie pontica for Bass-Baritone, Women’s Chorus, and Chamber Orch., after Ovid (Bucharest, June 24, 1969); Vocalizele mariif choral sym. (1984); songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire