studied composition, aesthetics, folklore and conducting at the Bucharest Academy; also graduated in law from Bucharest University
Best Known For:
choral, orchestral and chamber music, frequently incorporating jazz and folk music elements
Noapte de var?, Scherzo simfonic, Preludiu ?i toccata, Suita român?
member of the faculty of the Music Conservatory in Bucharest
published several books and articles about Romanian folk songs, choral arranging, music theory and composition; 1951–2 he was barred from teaching for political reasons and worked as artistic secretary for the Army Ensemble