- Stana Duric-Klajn
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(b Knjaževac, Feb 4, 1904; d Belgrade, Jan 4, 1988). Serbian conductor, composer and pianist. He studied at the Belgrade School of Music, at the Munich Academy (1922–4) with E. Bach (piano), and then at the Prague Conservatory (1926–8) with Křička (composition) and Procházka (piano); he also attended the masterclasses of Suk (composition), Metod Doležil and Pavel Dědeček (conducting). After returning to teach at the Belgrade School of Music, he was made professor of composition and conducting at the academy (1939); he was dean there from 1960 to 1967. He began his conducting career with the Union and Hlahol choirs in Prague; in Yugoslavia he conducted the Belgrade Choral Society (1933–41), the Belgrade Opera (1932–9, 1945–55) and the Novi Sad Opera (1955–60), which he also directed for the first two years of his appointment. In addition, he was active as an orchestral conductor, broadcaster and writer on music and was president of the Serbian Composers Union (...