Ozgijan [Osghian], Petar
- Tijana Popović Mladjenović
(b Dubrovnik, April 27, 1932; d Zagreb, April 1, 1979). Yugoslav composer. He completed composition studies at the Belgrade Music Academy in 1959, with further studies until 1964, including conducting. In 1964 he became an assistant professor of theoretical subjects and subsequently associate professor of composition at the Belgrade Music Academy. From a basically neoclassical starting point, distant from Romanticism on one hand and from extreme objectivity on the other, Ozgijan embarked on the exploration of the contemporary sound worlds liberated from classical formal patterns and tonality (a period of intense atonal expressionism) but remained faithful to the inner, substantive traits of his musical expression. Despite the freedom and radicality of his musical language, the composer’s works are both evocative and energizing mainly due to the expressive profundity and humanity of his artistic personality. During the 1960s, after his early works such as, for example, the Suite Concertante for flute and string orchestra and ...