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Maros, Miklós

Maros, Miklós

Maros, Miklós, Hungarian-born Swedish composer and teacher, son of Rudolf Maros; b. Pécs, Nov. 14, 1943. He studied composition in Budapest with Sugár at the Béla Bartók Cons. (1958–63) and with Szabó at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (1963–67). He settled in Stockholm, where he continued his training with Lidholm and Ligeti at the Musikhögskolan (1968–72). In 1975 he became a naturalized Swedish citizen. He taught electronic music at the Stockholm Electronic Music Studio (1971–78) and at the Musikhögskolan (1976–80); also taught privately. In 1972, with his wife, the singer Ilona Maros, he founded the Maros Ensemble, which championed contemporary music. In 1980–81 he held a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst fellowship in West Berlin. In 1982–83 he was composer-in-residence of the Swedish Inst. for National Concerts. In his music, Maros utilizes both traditional and experimental techniques, including electronics.

Works

dramatic: Jag onkar jag vore (I Wish I Could Be), opera (1971); Stora grusharpan (The Huge Gravel-sifter), radio opera (1982); Att i denna natt...(In This Night...), church opera (1986). orch.:Pezzo for Chamber Orch. (1967); Mutazioni for Wind Orch. (1971); Concertino for Double Bass or Tuba, and 6 to 24 Instruments (1971); Confluentia for Strings (1972); Proportio for Wind Orch. (1973); 4 syms.: No. 1 (1974; Stockholm, Feb. 14, 1976), No. 2 for Wind and Percussion (Stockholm, Sept. 22, 1979), No. 3, Sinfonia Concertante, for Strings (1986), and No. 4 (1998); Concerto for Harpsichord and Chamber Orch. (1978; Reykjavik, Jan. 20, 1980); Circulation for Strings (1980); Concerto for Wind Quintet and Orch. (1980); Coalottino II for Bass Clarinet and Strings (1981); Konzertsatz for Accordion and Strings (1982); Fantasi (1983); Trombone Concerto (1983; Gävle, Oct. 6, 1984); Sinfonietta for Chamber Orch. (1985); Introduzione e Marcia for Wind Orch. (1986); Concerto grosso for Saxophone Quartet and Orch. (1988; Wuppertal, March 2, 1990); Clarinet Concerto (1989; Stockholm, March 6, 1991); Alto Saxophone Concerto (1990; Stockholm, Jan. 19, 1991); Vice- Concertino for Harpsichord, Violin, and Strings (1993); Saxazione for 18 Saxophones (1994); Aurora for Double Wind Quintet and Wind Band (1995); Lineamenti for Strings (1999). chamber: 2 wind quintets (1962,1980); Spel (Game) for Clarinet, Trombone, Cello, and Percussion (1969); Festeggiamento No. 1 for Recorder, Violin, and Harp (1971) and No. 2 for Saxophones (1996); Oolit for 10 Instruments (1974); Divertimento for Wind Quintet, Violin, and Piano (1976); String Quartet No. 1 (1977); Âtbõrder (Gestures) for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, and Percussion (1979); Speglingar (Reflections) for Winds, Guitars, Pianos, and Strings (1983); Saxophone Quartet (1984); Marimbacapriccio for Marimba or Vibraphone (1985–96); Picchiettato for 5 Percussionists (1986); Aulos, trio for Oboe, Cello, and Harpsichord (1987); Goboj for Oboe and Guitar (1987); Res mobilis for Brass Quintet (1990); Partita for Viola and Piano (1991); Burattinata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (1992); Konzertmusik for Chamber Ensemble (1992); Feinschnitten for Flute and Percussion (1993); Lyria for Trumpet and Harp (1993); Ricamo for Flute and Organ (1996); Links for Alto Saxophone, Cello, and Piano (1996); Confabulation for Flute, Viola, and Guitar (1997); Musica da caccia for 4 Saxophones (1997). vocal:Prelude for Mezzo-soprano and Orch. (1967); Inversioni for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble (1968); Erotikon for Mezzo-soprano and Orch. (1968); Anenaika for Soprano, Chamber Ensemble, and Tape (1970); Denique for Soprano and Orch. (1970); Diversion for Soprano, Contralto, Alto Flute, Viola, Guitar, and 3 Percussionists (1971); Laus Pannoniae for Soprano, Chorus, and Chamber Ensemble (1972); Xylographia for Soprano, Violin, Bassoon, Harp, Harpsichord, and Vibraphone (1972); Lunovis for Soprano, Violin, Bassoon, Harp, and Celesta (1973); Fabula for Alto, Cello, 2 Pianos, and Percussion (1974); Elementen for Soprano, Reciter, Women’s Trio, and Youth Orch. (1975); Psalm 98 for Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Percussion (1978); 4 sanger ur Gitanjali (4 Songs from Gitanjali) for Soprano, Flute, Clarinet, and 2 Percussionists (1979); Clusters for Clusters for Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Guitar, and Percussion (1981); Drehlieder for Tenor, Hurdy-gurdy, Cello, and Harpsichord (1984); choruses; songs. other: Live electronic pieces; electroacoustic works.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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