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Sabin Păutza

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Sabin Păutza. Photo sourced from Discogs

Sabin Păutza is a composer, conductor and academic born on 8 February 1943.

He graduated from the National University of Music in Bucharest in 1965, specializing in conducting and music pedagogy. He continued his studies at the "Chigiana" Music Academy in Siena, Italy in 1970 specializing in composition and orchestra conduction with Franco Donatoni, Franco Ferrara and Bruno Maderna.

He has maintained an activity both as a teacher of music (at the "G. Enescu" University of Arts, the Atlan Institute in New York, the New York University and the Rutgers University in New Jersey, among others) and a conductor (with the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra in New Jersey and others).

Awards

Sabin Păutza holds numerous Romanian and international awards and distinctions, including:

  • “George Enescu” award of the Romanian Academy;
  • Union of Composers and Musicologists of Romania award;
  • Grand prize of the Romanian Television
  • Composition prize of the "Salt Lake City International Competition", Utah;
  • "Rudolf Nissim" Prize of the Union of American Composers;
  • "Doctor Martin Luther King Jr." Grand Prize for composition.

His international activity as a conductor and composer earned him the honorary title of Doctor of Music, awarded by the Institute for Applied Research in London (in 1995), an honour he would also receive from the "George Dima" Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca in 2005.


Selected compositions

  • “Ave Maria” - for mixed choir (1956)
  • "Four carols" - for mixed choir (1966)
  • "Byzantine Alleluia" - for mixed choir (1967)
  • “Antiphonon Melos” - Dramatic Oratorio for Choir and Orchestra (1967)
  • “Seykylos Hymn” - for orchestra (1968)
  • "Brevis Suite" - for wind quintet (1968)
  • "String Quartet No. 1" (Sonata a quarto) (1969)
  • “Musica per Due” - for flute and piano (1970)
  • “Interludium” - for solo piano (1970) - Peters Publishing House
  • "Extract" - pentru pian solo (1971)
  • “Five pieces for large orchestra” - Bucharest Music Publishing House, LP Electrecord (1972)
  • “The Lake” - madrigal for mixed choir (1972)
  • “Offering the children of the world” - for mixed triple choir (1973) - G.Enescu Award of the Romanian Academy Bucharest Music Publishing House, LP Electrecord
  • “Laudae” - for 10 soloists - Bucharest Music Publishing House (1973)
  • “Migratory Birds” - madrigal for mixed choir (1973)
  • “Canti Prophani” - suite for children's choir and orchestra (1974)
  • “Mărgană Suite” - for mixed choir (1975)
  • “We walk and carol” - carol for mixed choir (1975)
  • “Pastel” - madrigal for mixed choir (1976)
  • "String Quartet No. 2" (Games I) (1977)
  • “Games I” - for string orchestra (1977)
  • “Games II” - for string quartet and orchestra - LP Electrecord (1978)
  • “Heroes” - madrigal for mixed choir (1979)
  • "String Quartet No. 3" (1979) - LP Electrecord
  • “Columns” - sung for choir and orchestra (1979)
  • “Games III” - for viola (cello) and orchestra (1979)
  • “Games IV” - for violin and orchestra (1980)
  • “Another Love Story” - Opera (1980)
  • “Nocturne” - for soprano and orchestra (1980)
  • “Velerim şi Veler Doamne” - for mixed choir (1966, rev. 1980)
  • “Hayku” - three lieds for soprano and orchestra (1981)
  • “Light” - sung for choir and orchestra (1981) - LP Electrecord
  • “Missa Brevis” - for soprano, choir and organ (1982)
  • “Two Interludes” - in “Another Love Story” for Winds (1982)
  • Symphony no. 1 - for large orchestra (variant I), (1982)
  • Trio no. 1 - for strings (1981, rev. 1983)
  • “Ebony Mass” - for choir and organ (1985)
  • Two preludes - for clarinet (trumpet) and piano (1986)
  • “Peace” - mini sung for children's choir and orchestra (1987)
  • Symphony no. 1 - the second version, “In Memoriam”, (1988-89)
  • Double concerto - for cello (viola), piano and orchestra (1990)
  • Symphony no. 2 - “Sacra” for choir, mezzo-soprano and orchestra (1992)
  • “A Musical Journey” - for orchestra (1993)
  • “Rita Dove Triptych” - for soprano and orchestra (1993-94)
  • “Simfonietta” - for orchestra (1995)
  • ​​Games V- “Bells” (CHIMES) in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. (1995) Martin Luther King Jr. Award
  • Chamber Symphony - (1996)
  • “Moodswings” – (1996)
  • Concerto for saxophone and orchestra - (1997)
  • “Games VI” - for clarinet and viola (1997)
  • "Game modal" - (1998)
  • “Ode To Hope” - sung for choir and orchestra (1999)
  • Concertino - for cello and orchestra (2000)
  • Trei BOSSA NOVA (2001)
  • "Blues And Trouble" for chamber orchestra (2002)
  • Prelude, Bossa, Postlude - per quatro fsgotti (2003)
  • FRESH for mixed choir and orchestra (2004)
  • Ancient Triptych - (2006)
  • Bassklavierkonzert - Concerto for bass clarinet, piano and orchestra (2007)
  • Capriccio - for string orchestra (2007)
  • Concerto for flute and orchestra (2008)
  • Games VII- "Schassburger Capriccio" for string orchestra (2008)
  • Pastorala-Sonata for four flutes (2009)
  • Games XIII - "Hexagon" - sextet for blowers, strings, piano and percussion (2009)
  • Elegy - for violin and orchestra (2010) - In Memoriam Stefan Ruha
  • Divertimento I for orchestra (2010)
  • Divertimento II for orchestra (2010)
  • Divertimento no.3 for four bassoons (2010)
  • Divertimento no.4 for Oboe, Bassoon, Viola and Cello (2010
  • DE PROFUNDIS - Poem for mixed choir (2011)
  • Over the Peaks - Madrigal for mixed choir (2011)
  • IX Games (Echoes) for combo and orchestra (2012)
  • Piano Trio Divertimento nr.4 (2012)
  • PROMETHEUS - Symphonic Poem - (2012)
  • Divertimento V for clarinet quartet (2013)
  • FABRIZIO Musical for children (lyrics Patricia Brady-Danzig - 2013)
  • Schlagzeug Konzert - Concert for percussion and orchestra (2014)

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