Kline, Bozidar

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Kline, Bozidar

Kline, Bozidar, Croatian-American pianist and composer, brother of Zinka Milano ν; b. Zagreb, July 18, 1903; d. Detroit, April 1, 1964. He was a student of Stancic (piano) and Bersa (composition) at the Zagreb Academy of Music, graduating in 1927. He taught there from 1929 to 1951, when he emigrated to the U.S. His music is impressionistic in its harmonic palette.


orch.: 2 violin concertos (1928, 1955); Dramatic Prologue (1929); Symphonic Intermezzo (1934); 2 piano concertos: No. 1 (Zagreb, April 27, 1934, composer soloist) and No. 2 (1962); Marcia funebre (1936); Triptihon for Cello and Orch.(1940); 3 Episodes for Piano and Strings (1955); syms. chamber: Cello Sonata (1927); Cycle for Piano and Percussion (1956); Pieces for Double Bass (1959). piano: 4 sonatas (1930–3). vocal: Songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire