Liviu Comes

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Liviu Comes (December 13, 1918, Şerel, Hunedoara County, Romania — September 28, 2004) was a Romanian composer and musicologist.

He studied music at the Municipal Music Conservatory in Târgu Mureş (1927–1937), later at the Cluj Music Conservatory (1946–1950). He also studied medicine at the Cluj-Sibiu University (1937–1943).[1]

Between 1950 and 1969 he was a professor of harmony, counterpoint and musical forms at the Music Conservatory in Cluj. Between 1965 and 1970 he was chancellor of the same Conservatory.[1]

From 1969 to 1981 he was professor of counterpoint and fugue at the Bucharest Music Conservatory. There he was a department head from 1979 to 1981.[1]

Between 1977 and 1990 he was secretary of the didactic and children's section at the Composers' Union of Romania.[1]

He was awarded several prizes, including the "Romanian Academy's Prize" (1974) and "The Romanian Composers' Union Prize" (1972, 1976, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1998).[2]

There is a composition contest named in his honor.[3]

In 1994, he was made an honorary citizen of Cluj-Napoca.[4]

Books[edit]

Melodica palestriniană,

  • Co-author of "Musical Dictionary", 1979, Bucharest, Ed. Ştiinţifică şi Enciclopedică
  • Co-author of "The History of World Music by Date", 1983, Bucharest, Ed. Muzicală.
  • Co-author of "Dicţionar de termeni muzicali", 1984
  • "Contrapunct", 1977
  • "Studii de contrapunct", 3 volumes (Vol I, 1976; Vol II, 1976; Vol III, 1979)
  • Rumänische Klavierminiaturen für Kinder und Jugendliche
  • Co-author of "A Treatise on Vocal and Instrumental Counterpoint", 1987, Bucharest, Muzica, 1/1987[5]
  • "Lumea polifoniei", 1984

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Liviu COMES" (in Romanian). Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "Liviu COMES" (in Romanian). Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  3. ^ "Concurs de compozitie Liviu Comes" (in Romanian). Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  4. ^ "Cetăţeni de Onoare ai Municipiului Cluj-Napoca" (in Romanian). Retrieved December 29, 2013.
  5. ^ "Tratat de Contrapunct Doina Rotaru si Liviu Comes" (in Romanian). Retrieved December 27, 2013.

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