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Josef Ivanovici

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Josef Ivanovici

Biography

Josif (or Iosif or Ion) Ivanovici (1845, Banat, Romania – 28 September 1902, Budapest, Hungary) was a Romanian composer and conductor.

Ivanovici received a music education from Alois Reidel in Galati and Emil Lehr in Iasi. He conducted an orchestra in Galati, and in his compositions, he emulated the light style of Romanian popular music. From 1879-1894, he led military bands in the Romanian towns of Tulcea, Focsani, and Bucharest. He was made General Inspector of all Romanian military bands in 1895, a position that he held until his death.

Throughout his life Ivanovici composed over 350 songs, among which are various waltzes, quadrilles, polkas and marches . In 1889 he won a prize at the Universal Exhibition in Paris where he presented Waves of the Danube , a work that was received with remarkable success.


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