Ipavec, Benjamin, Slovenian composer; b. St. Jurij, Dec. 24, 1829; d. Graz, Dec. 20, 1909. He studied medicine in Vienna and became a professional physician, with music as an avocation. He was the first to cultivate national Slovenian motifs systematically. He wrote a national Slovenian opera, Teharski plemiči (The Nobles of Teharje; Ljubljana, 1892), an operetta, Tičnik (The Aviary; 1862), and numerous songs in a Romantic vein. He also brought out collections of Slovenian folk songs.
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