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date: 13 December 2019

Zoltán, Aladárlocked

  • István Lakatos
  • , revised by Octavian Cosma


(b Mărtiniş, May 31, 1929; d Tîrgu-Mureş, July 9, 1978). Romanian composer of Hungarian descent. He studied with Gábor (composition) and Ciolan (conducting) at the Cluj Academy (1946–53), where he also served as assistant lecturer in harmony (1950–56). In Tîrgu-Mureş, he edited the journal Művelődés (1955–8), conducted the Song and Dance Ensemble (1958–9), worked as head of department at the radio studio (1959–65) and in 1965 became director of the Tîrgu-Mureş PO. He received the 1967 Enescu Prize. An expert in Hungarian folk music, Zoltán incorporated arrangements of folksongs and dances into pieces written for the ensembles with which he worked. Sonorities of an archaic nature inform his music for voices. The Symphony no.1 (1963) is among his most representative works.

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