Mihail Jora

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Mihail Jora (Romanian pronunciation: [mihaˈil ˈʒora]; 2 August 1891, Roman, Romania - 10 May 1971, Bucharest, Romania) was a Romanian composer, pianist, and conductor.[1] Jora studied in Leipzig with Robert Teichmüller. From 1929 to 1962 he was a professor at the conservatoire of Bucharest. He worked 1928 to 1933 as a director/conductor of the Broadcasting Orchestra in Bucharest. In 1944 he became vice-president of the society of Romanian composers, however he soon came under the reproach of formalism into criticism of the new communist government. In 1953, he was rehabilitated and reallowed to join the Composers' Union.[clarification needed]

He composed four ballets, one symphony, two major orchestra works, chamber-musical works, and many pieces of piano, choir music, and vocal music.


  1. ^ Sadie; Julie Anne Sadie; Stanley Sadie (2005). Calling on the composer: a guide to European composer houses and museums. Yale University Press. p. 214. ISBN 0-300-10750-1. 
Preceded by
Principal Conductors, National Radio Orchestra of Romania
Succeeded by
Alfred Alessandrescu