Simai, Pavol

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Simai, Pavol

Simai, Pavol, Czech composer; b. Levice, June 29, 1930. He studied with Pál Kadosa in Budapest, with Alexander Moyzes and Jan Cikker in Bratislava, and with Paul Dessau in East Berlin. In 1968 he settled in Sweden.


Flute Sonatina (1952); Zuzuka, ballet (1954–60); Mother Speaks, melodrama for Female Speaker, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Guitar, and Percussion (1959); Victory for Orch. (1963); Meditation for Contralto and String Quartet (1965); 5: 10 for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano (1972); Piano Trio (1974); Violoncellen for Mezzo-soprano, Cello, and Piano (1975).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire