Hercigonja, Nikola, Croatian composer; b. Vinkovcim, Feb. 19, 1911. He studied in Zagreb, and in 1950 became a prof, of the Music Academy in Belgrade. In his music he follows a general trend of realistic composition, inspired by national folk songs.
Vjeöni Zid u Zagrebu (The Wandering Jew in Zagreb), musical burlesque (1942); Gorski vijenac (Mountain Wreath), opera-oratorio (Belgrade, Oct. 19, 1957); Planetarium, scenic action for Voices, Speaking Chorus, and Orch. (1960); numerous choruses.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire