Istrate, Mircea, Romanian pianist and composer; b. Cluj, Sept. 27, 1929. He studied piano and composition at the Cluj Cons. (1945-53) and in Bucharest (1954-57), where he subsequently taught piano.
ORCH.: Muzică stereofonică for 2 String Orchs. (1955-57); Algoritm (1964); Interferente (Interferences) for Orch. and Electronics (1965); Pulsations (1973). CHAMBER: Flute Sonata (1954); Burlesca for Violin, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Double Bass (1955); Oboe Sonata (1962); Evenimente I- II- III, etc., for Prepared Piano, Percussion within a Piano, Electric Guitar, Double Bass, Vibraphone, Horn, Marimba, and Tape (1966). VOCAL: Evocare for Mezzo-soprano, Women’s Chorus, and Orch. (1960); Pe o plajă japoneză (On a Japanese Beach), sequences for Women’s Chorus, Orch., and Tape (1961); songs.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire