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Friedrich Wanek

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Friedrich Wanek


Friedrich Wanek (11 November 1929, Lugoj, Romania - 13 April 1991, Mainz) was a Romanian composer.

Wanek studied composition with Paul Constantinescu, Martian Negrea, Theodor Rogalsky, and Leon Klepper at the Music Academy of Bucharest. He was editor of the magazine Musika, and was a member of the Romanian Composer's Association until 1958 when he was barred from the organization. Emigrating to Vienna in 1962, Wanek first worked as editor of Universal Edition (a publishing house) before becoming editor of contemporary music at the Schott Music Publishing House.

Wanek began composing his chamber works at the suggestion of instrumentalists he worked with, and in the last years of his life even wrote some larger scale orchestral works. His music has been characterized by a concentration on the essential, on clarity and decisiveness, and a combination of humour, irony, and melancholy.

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