Galinne [Gal′in], Rachel [Gluchowicz, Rachel S.]
- Ronit Seter
[Gluchowicz, Rachel S.]
(b Stockholm, Feb 7, 1949). Israeli composer of Swedish birth. After graduating from Uppsala University (BA 1974) she moved to Israel and studied composition with Leon Schidlowsky at the Rubin Academy at Tel-Aviv University (BM 1984, MM 1988). She represented Israel at the UNESCO Rostrum in Paris in 1990 with Islossning (1984), and was awarded the Prime Minister's Prize for Composers in 1993. Her Cycles (1986) displays the influence of Lutosławski and Ligeti, while that of Mahler and Paul Ben-Haim is evident in Symphony no.1 (1996). Both works were performed by the Israel PO in 1996. One of the foremost Israeli women composers, Galinne devotes her time solely to composition. In Uneginotai Nenagen (1993), based on a motif from Mordecai Seter's Midnight Vigil, she depicts the spiritual elevation expressed in the text by means of a process evolving gradually from an atonal, densely contrapuntal texture to pure tonality. She invokes a eclectic range of stylistic tendencies through smooth synthesis rather than confrontational juxtaposition....