Marbe, Myriam (Lucia )
- Bettina Brand
- and Thomas Beimel
(b Bucharest, April 9, 1931; d Bucharest, Dec 25, 1997). Romanian composer. After studying privately with Mihail Jora, she attended the Bucharest Conservatory, where her teachers included Leon Klepper. She became acquainted with trends in Western European contemporary music through Mihail Andricu. She taught at the Bucharest Academy of Music from 1954 to 1989, becoming professor of composition in 1972. A number of travel permits enabled her to participate in the Darmstadt summer courses (1968, 1969, 1972) and the Gaudeamus Week at Bilthoven (1969, 1972). Her honours include prizes from the GEDOK (Mannheim) and the Romanian Composers’ Union, the Women Artists' Prize of the city of Heidelberg (1987) and a stipend from the city of Mannheim (1989). Also active as a musicologist, in 1972 she won the Bernier Prize as co-editor of the monograph George Enescu (Bucharest, 1971).
Marbe’s early work includes many vocal compositions and a piano sonata (...