Radica, Ruben , Croatian composer and teacher; b. Split, May 19, 1931. He studied with Kelemen in Zagreb, Frazzi in Siena, and Leibowitz in Paris. In 1963 he was appointed to the faculty of the Zagreb Academy of Music, serving as its dean (1981–85). He belongs to the avant-garde of Slovenian music; in 1961 he adopted the 12-tone method of composition.
ORCH.: Concerto grosso (1957); Concerto abbreviato for Cello and Orch. (1960); Lyrical Variations for Strings (1961); Formacije (Formations; 1963); Sustajarnje (Prostration) for Electric Organ and Orch. (1967); Composition for Ondes Martenot and Chamber Orch. (Graz, Sept. 26, 1968); Extensio for Piano and Orch. (1973); Barocchiana for Trumpet and Strings (1984). CHAMBER: 4 Dramatic Epigrams for Piano and String Quartet (1959); Per se II for Wind Quintet (1975); Ka for 2 Instrumental Groups and Synthesizer (1977). VOCAL: 19 and 10, Interferences for Narrator, Chorus, and Orch. (1965); Alla madrigalesca for Chorus (1979); Passion for Baritone and 3 Instrumental Groups (1981).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire