Krieger, Edino

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Krieger, Edino

Krieger, Edino, Brazilian composer; b. Brusque, Santa Catarina, March 17, 1928. He studied music with his father, a conductor, composer, and founder of the local Cons., and later studied violin with Edith Reis (1943) and composition with Koellreutter (1944–48) at the Rio de Janeiro Cons. He subsequently had lessons with Copland at the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood (summer, 1948) and with Mennin at the Juilliard School of Music in N.Y. (1948–49), and also studied violin with Nowinsky at N.Y.’s Henry Street Settlement School. He completed his studies with Krenek in Brazil (1952) and Berkeley at London’s Royal Academy of Music (1955). Krieger was active as a broadcaster, music critic, conductor, and teacher in his homeland. He was director of the art and music dept. of the Radio Jornal do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro (1963–73), and also president of the Brazilian Soc. of Contemporary Music (1971–73). His early works were in a late Romantic and Impressionist style. After a brief dodecaphonic period (1947–53), he turned toward neo- Classicism with national allusions. He fused the latter 2 styles from 1966.


orch.:Movimento misto (1947); Contrastes (1949); Mùsica 1952 for Strings (1952); Chôro for Flute and Strings (1952); Suite for Strings (1954); Abertura sinfònica (1955); Concertante for Piano and Orch. (1955); Andante for Strings (1956); Divertimento for Strings (1959); Brasiliana for Viola or Alto Saxophone and Strings (1960); Variaçôes elementares for Strings (1964); Ludus symphonicus (1966); Toccata for Piano and Orch. (1967); Canticum naturale (1972).chamber: Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1945); Peça lenta for Flute and String Trio (1946); Mùsica 1947 for String Quartet (1947); Mùsica de câmara for Flute, Trumpet, Timpani, and Violin (1948); String Quartet No. 1 (1955); piano pieces.vocal:Melopéia for Soprano, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone, and Viola (1949); choral pieces; songs.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire