Boris Papandopulo

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Boris Papandopulo
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Born (1906-02-25)25 February 1906
Bad Honnef, German Empire, (now Germany)
Died 16 October 1991(1991-10-16) (aged 78)
Zagreb, Croatia
Nationality Croat
Alma mater University of Zagreb
Occupation Composer, conductor

Boris Papandopulo (Honnef am Rhein, February 25, 1906 – Zagreb, October 16, 1991), Croatian composer and conductor of Russian Jewish descent.[1] He was the son of Greek nobleman Konstantin Papandopulo and Croatian opera singer Maja Strozzi-Pečić.

Papandopulo studied composition in Zagreb and conducting in Vienna. He led the choruses Kolo in Zagreb and Zvonimir in Split. was director of opera at the Croatian National Theatre, conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the Croatian Radio, director of opera in Rijeka, and conducted opera in Sarajevo, Zagreb and Split.

Boris Papandopulo has one of the most extensive oeuvre in Croatian music (more than 440 works).

Selected works[edit]

Opera

Ballet

  • Zlato
  • Teuta
  • Kraljevo

Orchestra

  • Hommage à Bach (1972)
  • Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Op.79
  • Istarske freske
  • Podnevna simfonija

Concertante

  • Concerto da Camera for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble, Op.11
  • Concerto for Double Bass and String Orchestra (1968)
  • Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra
  • Percussion Concerto (1969)
  • Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra

Chamber / Instrumental

  • Clarinet Quintet (1960)
  • Dialogue for Flute and Harpsichord
  • Elegie for Bassoon and Piano
  • Introduzione, Ariosa, Danza for Cello and Piano
  • Kleine Suite for 4 Trombones
  • Monolog for Violin Solo
  • Rhapsody for Cello Solo (1987)
  • Sonata for Viola and Piano (1963)
  • Sonata for Violin and Piano
  • String Quartet No.5 (1970)
  • Three Yugoslavian Dances for Guitar
  • Rapsodia Concertante for Cello and Piano

Keyboard

  • Contradanza for Piano
  • Hrvatski tanac (Croatian Dance) for Piano, Op.48
  • Osam studija (8 Etudes) for Piano
  • Partita for Piano
  • Passacaglia for Organ
  • Scherzo Fantastico for Piano

Vocal

  • Čakavska Suita for (High) Voice and Orchestra
  • Hrvatska Misa (Croatian Mass) in D Minor for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Soloists and Mixed Chorus, Op.86 (1939)
  • Muka gospodina našega isukrsta , Oratorio for Soloists and Male Chorus a Cappella, Op.61
  • Marulova pisan
  • Osorski Requiem
  • Stojanka majka Knežopoljka for Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Croatian) Ha-Kol (Glasilo Židovske zajednice u Hrvatskoj); Djela hrvatskih skladatelja Židovskog podrijetla u Beču; stranica 38; broj 107, studeni / prosinac 2008.

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