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Price: $175.00

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MARCEL MIHALOVICI - COMPOSER

Autographed 8.5” x 11.5” sheet with a 2 bard musical quotation of the Romanian-French composer’s late viola sonata, or as he describes it here “Sonata für Bratsche solo” op. 110.  He marks the temp at the top “Adagio—mesto 40 beats per minute. 

 

Mihalovici (1896-1985) was born in Bucharest and studied composition privately with composer Dimitrie Cuclin.  Georges Enesco on a trip home “discovered” Mihalovici and helped him move to Paris in 1919 and enroll at the Schola Cantorum where he studied composition with Vincent D’Indy, violin with Nestor Lejeune and Gregorian chant with Amedee Gastou.  He remained there until his graduation in 1925.  He befriended a number of European living in Paris and with composers Bohuslav Martinu, Conrad Beck and Tibor Harsanyi, they formed the “Ecole de Paris” which added other emigree composers, Alexandre Tansman and Alexandre Tcherepnin to their organization.  It was an option for those who did not wish to join the Les Six composers.  He was also a founding member of the contemporary music society “Triton” in 1932.  In 1955 he became a French citizen and in 1964 was elected Member of the Institute.  He also married concert pianist Monique Haas.  

 

As a composer, Mihalovici was a modernist, moreover an impressionist who was able to weave both the music of Eastern Europe with French music.  He was a modernist and was part of the dissonant harmony movement sweeping Europe.  He wrote in a wide number of genres including opera, ballet, orchestral, chamber and solo works.  His surviving opus numbers begin at 6 and end at 114 with noticeable holes and then there are several works which did not receive opus numbers.  It would appear, those works which he did not approve were cancelled from his listings.

 

A displayable piece and somewhat uncommon.