Luna Alcalay

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Luna Alcalay
Born (1928-10-21)21 October 1928
Zagreb, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, (now Croatia)
Died 9 October 2012(2012-10-09) (aged 83)
Vienna, Austria

Luna Alcalay (21 October 1928 – 9 October 2012)[1] was a Croatian-born Austrian pianist, music educator and composer.

Biography[edit]

Alcalay was born in Zagreb, Croatia to a Jewish family.[2] She studied piano under Bruno Seidlhofer and composition under Alfred Uhl at the Vienna Academy of Music and received a scholarship in 1958 to continue her studies in Rome.[3] After completing her studies, she returned to Vienna where she became a professor of piano at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts.[4][5]

Composition prizes[edit]

  • Darmstadt 1963 and 1964
  • Gaudeamus competition 1967
  • Berlin 1972
  • International ISCM competition Italy 1973
  • ORF Steiermark 1973
  • "Preis der Stadt Wien" 1992[3]

Works[edit]

Selected works include:

  • Apostroph (violin solo)
  • Apostrophen (violoncello solo)
  • Gyroskop for viola solo (1998)
  • un sogno à tre for flute, viola and harp (1990)
  • relatif à la sonorité (string trio)
  • Touches (two pianos)
  • conversations à trois (woodwind trio)
  • L'intérieur des pensées (string quartet)
  • Applications (for sixteen strings)
  • Pas de deux (two clarinets)
  • Trio (alto saxophone, drums, double bass)
  • Syntax (percussion)
  • En circuit · Der alte Friedhof in Prag (mezzo soprano and ensemble)
  • Bagatellen (piano solo)
  • Transparenzen(piano trio)
  • Sentenzen (violin concerto)
  • Quasi una Fantasia (violin and piano)
  • Touches (piano concerto)
  • Der übergangene Mensch (Music drama)
  • A Game for Two (percussion (2 players))
  • Due sentenze (mezzo-soprano, oboe d'amore, piano)
  • 3 poems (marimba)
  • En passant (flute solo)[3]

Alcalay's work has been recorded and issued on CD, including:

  • Der Tod Des Trompeters/Heiligenlegende (Audio CD - Dec 1, 1995)
  • Vienna Modern Masters VMM3020

References[edit]

  1. ^ In Memoriam Luna Alcalay (German) Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  2. ^ Ognjen Kraus (1998, p. 242)
  3. ^ a b c "Luna Alcalay". Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Luna Alcalay". Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Hixon, Donald L.; Hennessee, Don A. (1993). Women in music: an encyclopedic biobibliography, Volume 1. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-2769-1. Retrieved 11 November 2010. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Kraus, Ognjen (1998). Dva stoljeća povijesti i kulture Židova u Zagrebu i Hrvatskoj. Zagreb: Židovska općina Zagreb. ISBN 953-96836-2-9. 

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