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date: 05 August 2020

Drăgoi, Sabin V(asile)locked

  • Viorel Cosma
  • , revised by Ruxandra Arzoiu


(b Selişte, Arad district, Romania, 6/June 18, 1894; d Bucharest, Romania, Dec 31, 1968). Romanian composer and ethnomusicologist. The main sources of his compositions were traditional music and sacred music from the Banat in the spirit of national schools in the early 20th century.

From 1918 to 1919 he studied harmony in Iaşi with Zirra; he attended the Cluj Conservatory (1919–20) as a pupil of Bena (theory) and Hermann Klee (counterpoint), and then studied composition with Novák, conducting with Ostrčil, and history with Krupka at the Prague Conservatory (1920–22). After teaching music in Deva from 1922 to 1924, he was lecturer in harmony (1924–42) and director (1925–43) of the Timişoara Conservatory; he then taught harmony and composition at the Cluj Conservatory (1943–5), was rector of the Timişoara Institute of Arts (1949–50) and taught folk music at the Bucharest Conservatory (...

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