- Andrej Rijavec
- , revised by Ivan Klemenčič
(b Ljubljana, Nov 2, 1929). Slovenian composer. He studied psychology at Ljubljana University and composition at the academy of music with K. Pahor. Later he was a composition pupil of Kelemen at the Zagreb Academy of Music (1963–4) and studied electronic techniques in Utrecht (1966–7). In 1967–8 he worked in West Berlin as the guest of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm and he lectured in composition at the University of Montreal (1973–4). After playing the violin in various Ljubljana orchestras he lived as a freelance composer. He was secretary of the Slovenian Jeunesses Musicales (1971–3), and a music consultant to the Cultural Society and Slovenian Ministry of Culture (1976–91). He has also worked as a critic and writer on music. His style has moved from Expressionist tendencies in his earlier serial music through various phases to achieve a successful synthesis of the newest modernistic compositional ideas....