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date: 28 September 2020

Krstić, Petarlocked

  • Roksanda Pejović

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(b Belgrade, 18 Feb/March 2, 1877; d Belgrade, Jan 21, 1957). Serbian composer. He studied composition with Robert Fuchs and musicology with Guido Adler in Vienna before working as a conductor of opera and theatre music. He was director of both the Serbian music school (1914–21) and the Stanković music school (1921–4) in Belgrade, conductor of the Stanković Music Society’s choir and orchestra and head of Radio Belgrade’s music department; from 1922 he was also editor of Muzički glasnik (‘Musical Herald’).

Most of his compositions show the influence of urban folk music that includes oriental elements; this is particularly true of the incidental music. His music drama Zulumćar (‘The Hooligan’ 1927), is a Romantic, lyric work with distinct solo and ensemble numbers. Of his remaining works, the choruses without folk melodies – the most accomplished of his choruses – contain psychological references to the text, a skilful declamatory style and a neo-Romantic type of harmony; examples are ...

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