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date: 14 October 2019

Prebanda, Milan locked

  • Ivan Čavlović


(b Šibenik, Oct 11, 1907; d Sarajevo, Jan 1, 1979). Bosnian-Herzegovinian composer and music theorist, of Croatian origin. Prebanda studied at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, and graduated from the Department for Solo-Singing in the class of Lav Vrbanić. He also studied composition with Franjo Dugan. During his studies, Prebanda showed a special affinity for theoretical subjects, which allowed him to temporarily support himself by giving private lessons to his fellow students.

His first teaching job was in Derventa (1940), then in Vinkovci, and in Banja Luka. In 1943 he worked as a manager of Centralna pozorišna grupa ZAVNOBiH (‘Central Theatre Group of the State Anti-Fascist Council for the Liberation of Bosnia and Herzegovina’). Shortly after World War II he began working as a conductor at the National Theatre in Sarajevo, and a teacher of solo singing and music theory at the Secondary Music School in Sarajevo. He also taught music at the Pedagogical College. He wrote several books on ‘musical intonation theory’, solfège, and music theory for primary and secondary schools....

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