Ion Ivanovici

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Ion Ivanovici
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Ion Ivanovici (alternatively: Jovan Ivanović, Iosif Ivanovici, Josef Ivanovich) (1845 – October 4, 1902) was a Romanian military band leader and composer of Transylvanian Serbian origin, best remembered today for his waltz Waves of the Danube.

Ivanovici was born in Timişoara, Habsburg Monarchy. His interest in music began after he learned to play a flute given to him when he was a child.[1] Later, he enrolled in the 6th Army Regiment, where he also learned to play the clarinet. His talent for music soon led him to become among the best musicians in the regiment, and he continued to study with Emil Lehr, one of the most prominent musicians of the latter half of the nineteenth century. Ivanovici later became a bandmaster, and toured Romania. In 1900, he was appointed the Inspector of Military Music, a position that he held until his death next year.[1]

Although today Ivanovici is chiefly remembered for his waltz Waves of the Danube (Donauwellen in German, Flots du Danube, in French), in his lifetime he composed over 350 dances, and his works were published by over sixty publishing houses throughout the world.[1] In 1889, Ivanovici won the coveted march prize to mark the World Exhibition in Paris,[2] out of 116 entries.[1] He died in Bucharest.

His great-grandson Andrei Ivanovitch is a successful international classical pianist.

Compositions[edit]

  • Souvenir Moskau (Souvenir from Moscow) Waltz
  • Erzherzog Carl Ludwig March, Op. 129
  • La Serenade
  • The Daughter of the Boatman, or Schiffers Tochterlein (La Fille du Marin)
  • Seufzer Waltz (Sigh Waltz)
  • Sinaia Waltz
  • Szerenade Zigeuneren (Gypsy Serenade)
  • Carmen Sylva Waltz from 1892
  • Mariana Polka
  • Romania's Heart Waltz, Op. 51
  • Incognito Waltz
  • Abschied von Focsani March (Farewell to Focsani March)
  • Vision de l'Orient Waltz (Vision of the East), Op. 147
  • Meteor Waltz
  • Im Mondenglanz Waltz (Moonglow Waltz), Op. 122
  • Magic of the Mountains Waltz
  • Liebes Klange Polka (Love of Music Polka)
  • Storm Galopp
  • Wild Flowers Waltz
  • Abendtraume Polka-Mazurka (Evening Dream Polka-Mazurka)
  • Agatha Waltz
  • Der Liebesbote Waltz (Messenger of Love Waltz), Op. 136
  • Easy, like a Dream, also known as Legere, comme un reve in French and Leicht, wie der Traum in German
  • Poker Polka, Op. 123
  • Am Hofe der Czarin Waltz (In the Courts of the Princess Waltz), Op. 124
  • Die Ballkönigin Waltz (King of the Ball Waltz), Op. 127
  • Goldene Stunden Waltz (Golden Hours Waltz), Op. 128 from 1893
  • Céline Polka-Mazurka, Op. 130
  • Natalia Waltz, Op. 134
  • Beim Pfanderspiel Polka, Op. 137
  • Bluthenzauber Waltz, Op. 149
  • Lieb' um Liebe Waltz (Love for Love Waltz), Op. 155
  • Alina Waltz
  • Amalia Waltz
  • Life in Cyprus
  • Souvenir de Brăila Quadrille
  • Aurel Waltz
  • Cleopatra Waltz
  • Elena Polka-Mazurka
  • Farmecul Pelesului
  • Fata pescarului
  • Frumoasa romanca Waltz
  • Frumosii ochi albastri Song
  • Hora micilor dorobanti
  • Herzliebchen Waltz
  • Kalinderu March
  • La balul curtii Mazurka
  • Luceafarul Waltz
  • Military March
  • Marsul Carol
  • L'Odalisque Polka-Mazurka
  • Pe Dunare Mazurka
  • Placerea balului Mazurka
  • Porumbeii albi
  • Die Konigin des Morgens or The Queen of the Morning
  • Rosina Polka from 1902
  • Sarba motilor
  • Suvenire Quadrille
  • Maus Polka or Mouse Polka
  • Tatiana Waltz
  • Roses from the Orient Waltz
  • Viata la Bucuresti Waltz
  • Visuri de aur Waltz
  • Zana Dunarii
  • Anniversary Waltz
  • Bavarian Ländler
  • Kaiserreise or Voyage Imperial March
  • La Bella Roumaine Waltz from 1901
  • Danube Waves

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Johann Strauss Society: Iosef Ivanovici". Johann Strauss Society. Retrieved 2008-09-30. 
  2. ^ "IVANOVICI, IOSIF BIOGRAPHY". Naxos. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 

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