Milojevic, Miloje

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Milojević, Miloje

Milojević, Miloje, Serbian conductor, musicologist, and composer; b. Belgrade, Oct. 27, 1884; d. there, June 16, 1946. He was taught piano by his mother, then entered the Serbian School of Music at Novi Sad. He subsequently studied with Mayer G’schray (piano), Mottl (conducting), and Klose (composition) at the Munich Academy of Music and took courses in musicology with Sandberger and Kroyer at the Univ. of Munich; then studied musicology with Nejedly at the Univ. of Prague (D.Mus., 1925). He was active as a choirmaster in Belgrade, and as conductor of the Collegium Musicum at the Univ. there (1925–41). He also wrote music criticism and taught composition at the Academy of Music there (1939–46). He publ. Osnovi muzičke umetnosti (Elements of Music; Belgrade, 1922), Smetana (Belgrade, 1924), Smetanin harmonski stil (Smetana’s Harmonic Style; Belgrade, 1926), and Muzičke studije i članci (Music Studies and Articles; Belgrade, 1926, 1933, 1953). As a composer, he wrote mostly in small forms. He was influenced successively by Grieg, Strauss, Debussy, and Russian modernists, and his music contains an original treatment of Balkan folk songs. His piano suite, Grimaces rythmiques (in a modern vein), was performed at the Paris Festival on June 26, 1937. His list of works contains choral pieces, chamber music, songs, and piano pieces.


P. Konjovič, M. M.: Kompozitor i muzički pisac (Belgrade, 1954).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire