Živkovic, Milenko

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Živković, Milenko

Živković, Milenko, Serbian composer and pedagogue; b. Belgrade, May 25,1901; d. there, June 29,1964. He studied at the Stankovic Music School in Belgrade and graduated in law from the Univ. of Belgrade (1924). He then studied composition with Grabner at the Leipzig Cons. (1925-29) and dTndy at the Paris Schola Cantorum (1929-31). Returning to Belgrade, he was director of the Stankovic Music School (1937-47); taught at the Academy of Music (1945-64); was rector and prof, of composition there (1952-60). A follower of the national school of composition, he wrote music permeated with ethnic Balkan melorhythms. His works include Symphonic Prologue (Belgrade, April 16, 1935), Zelena godina (Green Year), folk ballet scenes for Orch. (Belgrade, April 27, 1937), several suites of Serbian dances for piano, and numerous choruses.

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