Marinkoví, Josef

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Marinkoví, Josef

Marinkoví, Josef, Serbian choral conductor, teacher, and composer; b. Vranjevo, Sept. 15, 1851; d. Belgrade, May 13, 1931. He studied composition with F. Skuhersky at the Prague Organ School, then was active as a choral conductor in Belgrade (1881–1924). He was the father of the Serbian lied, and the last champion of the Serbian national Romantic movement. In addition to his songs, he wrote incidental music, choral works, sacred music, and piano pieces.


V. Pericic, J. M: Zivot i dela (J. M.: Life and Works; Belgrade, 1967).

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