List of Romanian composers

List of Romanian composers

* Anton Pann (1790s-1854), wrote Romania's national anthem
* Ciprian Porumbescu (1853–1883), 19th century composer
* George Enescu (1881–1955), 20th century composer, violinist, pianist; spent much of his career in France
* Grigoraş Dinicu (1889–1949), 20th century composer best known for his violin showpiece "Hora staccato"
* Martian Negrea (1893–1973), composer, teacher and conductor. His creation involves all musical forms and genres and is distinguished by a personal melodic inspiration.
* Sabin Dragoi (1894–1968), composer and folklorist, is one of pioneers of scientifical gathering of Romanian folklore.
* Theodor Rogalski (1901–1954), composer, conductor and pianist, he had composed chamber and symphonic music. He is one of the biggest Romanian masters of orchestration.
* Paul Constantinescu (1909–1963), 20th century composer, best known for religious and vocal music, also wrote music for Romanian films
* Tiberiu Brediceanu (1877-1968)-was a Romanian composer and folklorist;
* Anatol Vieru (1926–1998), winner of Herder Prize in 1986, his creation includes symphonic, chamber and choral music.
* Ion Ivanovici (1845-1902), was the composer of The Danube Waves waltz;
* Gheorghe Cucu (1882-1932), was a Romanian folklorist and composer;
* Filaret Barbu (1903-1984), was a Romanian composer, well known for the operetta Ana Lugojana;
* Constantin Dimitrescu (1847-1928), was the composer of "Peasant Dance".
* Ion Voicu (1923-1997), was a Romanian violinist;
* Sergiu Celibidache ( 1912-1996 ) -was a Romanian composer and conductor;
* Constantin Silvestri (1913-1969), was a composer, who lived in England;
* Alexander Flechtenmacher(1823-1829), wasn't a Romanian composer, but lived in Romania;he composed the operetta Baba Harca
* Eduard Caudella (1841-1924)-wrote the first Romanian opera, "Petru Rares"
* Teodor Teodorescu-was the composer of the acapella work "Cucul"
* Mihail Jora (1891-1971)-was the "Parent of Romanian ballet";important works:"Intoarcerea din adancuri", "La piata "etc.
* Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950) was a great Romanian pianist;
* Nicolae Kirculescu (1903-1985) was a Romanian musician. He composed theatre and film music, amongst which "Plutasul pe Bistriţa", the theme of Teleenciclopedia.
* George Grigoriu (1927-1999) was the composer of "The waves of Danube" operetta;
* Nicolae Bretan (1887–1968) was a Romanian opera composer, also baritone, conductor and critic.
* Paraschiv Oprea (1937-2004) was a Romanian conductor, musician and composer;
* Cornel Trăilescu (1926-)is a Romanian opera composer and conductor.
* Doina Rotaru (1951-) is a Romanian composer of mostly orchestral and chamber works that have been performed throughout the world.
* Cristian Matei (1977-) is a Romanian composer. Matei studied at the National University of Music from Bucharest, film music composition.
* Viorel Gheorghe (1953-), Romanian-born composer, conductor and music theorist.
* George Balint (1961-) is a Romanian composer.
* Vladimir Cosma (1940-) is a composer and violinist, born in Bucharest, Romania.
* Liviu Dănceanu (1954-)is a Romanian composer;
* Dimitrie Cuclin (1885-1978) was a Romanian classical music composer, musicologist, philosopher, translator, and writer.
* Valentin Gheorghiu (1928-) is a Romanian pianist and composer;
* Ludovic Bacs (1930-) is a Romanian composer, conductor and instrumentist;
* Johnny Răducanu (1931-) is a Romanian jazz composer and conductor;
* Matei Socor (1908-1980) was a composer and musician;
* Mircea Hoinic (1910-1986) was a composer and conductor;
* Ionel Perlea (1900-1970)-was a Romanian composer and conductor;
* Cornel Ţăranu (1934-) is a Romanian composer from Cluj-Napoca;
* Bogdan Bradu (1968-) is a Romanian composer, singer and violinist;
* Octavian Nemescu (1940-) is a Romanian composer of orchestral, chamber, choral, electroacoustic, multimedia, metamusic, imaginary, and ritual works that have been heard throughout Europe and elsewhere.
* Pascal Bentoiu (1927-) is a Romanian Modernist composer.
* Nicolae Coman (1936-) is a Romanian composer and poet.
* Dan Dediu (1967-) is a Romanian Postmodernist composer highly appreciated world-wide.
* Ana-Maria Avram (1961-) is a Romanian Spectral Music composer

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