Kozma, Matei

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Kozma, Matei

Kozma, Matei, Romanian organist and composer; b. Tîrgu-Mure§, July 23, 1929. He acquired the rudiments of music from his father, Géza Kozma, a composer and cellist, then studied at the Cluj Cons. (1947–54), where his teachers were Jodal and Demian. He was organist (1955–57) and director (1959–66) of the Tîrgu-Mures, Phil.; then taught at the Music Inst. there.


dramatic: Ballet: Baladă lacului Sf. Ana (1957); Baladä celui care cìnta in cätuşe (1963). orch.: Organ Concerto (1961; rev. 1965); Omagiu eroilor, overture (1967). chamber:Rondo for Piano (1954); Theme and Variations for Organ (1963); Trio for Clarinet (1965); Toccata, Trio, and Ricercari for Organ (1968).vocal:Trandafirii roşii, poem for Chorus and Orch. (1962); choruses; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire