Tcaci [Tkach], Zlata (Moyseyevna)
- Galina Kotcharova
(b May 16, 1928, Chişinău; d Jan 1, 2006). Moldovan composer. She graduated from Gurov's class at the Chişinău State Conservatory as a musicologist (1952) and later as a composer (1962). She then taught at that establishment and was appointed professor in 1992. She became a member of the Union of Composers (1962) and for many years she has been a board member and chairperson of the Commission for the Aesthetic Education of Children. She achieved her first successes in the field of music both for and about children and won acclaim as the composer of numerous children's songs, song cycles and collections, musical primers and textbooks (both of which reflect her teaching experience), choral and instrumental pieces and cycles, cantatas, operas and a ballet. Her other works encompass most genres and have met with notable success. Her style is associated with the better trends of Soviet music and with the traditions of local culture (particularly Moldovan, Bulgarian and Jewish musical folklore) while at the same time showing a tendency towards experimentation in genre. She has written works in mixed genres (cantata-rhapsody, opera-suite, vocal and choreographic poems) and new genres (such as the Double Concerto for two flautists and orchestra), and she often arranges her works to suit specific performing situations: for this reason, ...