Herman, Vasile

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Herman, Vasile

Herman, Vasile, Romanian composer; b. Satu-Mare, June 10, 1929. He studied piano in his hometown, and composition with Demian, Todu-ä, and Comes at the Cluj Cons. (1949–57), where he subsequently was appointed to its staff. His music is cautiously modernistic, with occasional overflow into aleatorie indeterminacy.

Works

ORCH.: Variante for 2 Clarinets, Piano, and Percussion (1963–64); 4 Ritornele (1964); Cantila§ii (1967); Polifonie for 7 Instrumental Groups (1968); Episoade (1968); Postludiu (1971); Syntagma I for 14 Instruments and Piano (1971); Double Concerto for Flute, Oboe, and Orch. (1973); Simfonii §i fantezzi (1974-75); 5 syms., including No. 1 (1976), No. 2, Memorandum (1980), and No. 3, Metamorfoze (1982); Unison (1977-78); Concerto for Strings (1979); Concertino for Trombone, Double Bass, and Orch. (1981). CHAMBER: Sonata-Baladä for Oboe and Piano (1961); Triptic for Violin (1964); Melopee for Flute (1965); Flute Sonata (1965–66); Aforisme for Oboe and Piano (1970); 2 string quartets: No. 1, Omagiu lui Enescu (1971) and No. 2, Refrene (1977); 3 Pieces for Violin and Piano (1974); Syntagma II for Chamber Ensemble (1975); Monofonii for Oboe (1975); Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano (1979); Neanes for Chamber Ensemble (1979); Sonata de camera for Flute, Oboe, Cello, and Harpsichord (1981); Panrhytmicon for 5 Percussion Groups (1982). Piano: 2 sonatas: No. 1, Sonata da ricercar (1958) and No. 2 (1967); Partita (1961); Microforme (1965); Grafica for 1 or 2 Pianos (1969); other works. VOCAL: 6 cantatas (1969, 1970, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1983); songs.

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