Trifunovic, Vitomir

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Trifunović, Vitomir

Trifunović, Vitomir, Serbian composer; b. Bukovica, Nov. 4,1916. He studied composition with Slavenski and Živković at the Belgrade Academy of Music. He became an ed. for new music at Radio Belgrade in 1959. His early music is Romantic, but later he acquired a thoroughly modern sound.


orch: Šumadija,suite for Chamber Orch. (1960); Lamentosofor Strings (1961); Heroic Overture (1962); Toccata (1963); Simfonijska slika (Symphonic Picture; 1964); Folk-lorni triptih (Folklore Triptychon; 1961); Symphonic Dance (1968); Synthesen 4 (1969); Antinomie (1972); Asocijacije (Associations; 1973). CHAMBER: Piano Sonatina (1956); Violin Sonata (1958); 2 string quartets (1959, 1973). VOCAL: Vidici (The Horizons), cantata (1971); arrangements of folk music.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire