Michael Radulescu
Instrument: organ

Photographer: Renate Publig ©
Courtesy of Doblinger Musikverlag

Radulescu Michael

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category Sheet Music Shop
1 Soliloquia - Monologe für Singstimme und Orchester 2007
2 Leiden und Tod unsres Herrn und Heilands Jesus Christus 2002 - 2003 1h 20m
3 Resurrexit 2001 20m
4 Nomen - Musik für drei gemischte Chöre, 2 Flöten und Tamtam 1997 13m
5 Veni - für Sopran, Flöte und drei Schlagzeuggruppen 1996 30m
6 Ebla's Song of Praise 1994
7 Sextett - für zwei Violinen, zwei Bratschen und zwei Violoncelli 1994 18m
8 Beati 1993 19m
9 Versi - für Sopran und Orgel 1991
10 De Poëta - Das Wessobrunner Gebet. Fassung für Sopran und Orgel 1991 15m
11 Epiphaniai - für Orgel 1988 ~26m
12 Epiphaniai 1988 20m
13 De Poëta - Das Wessobrunner Gebet für vier Chöre und Röhrenglocken 1988 15m
14 Suonata - für Viola solo 1985 12m
15 Sonetti - Recitativo à 6 (für sechs Solosänger) 1985 20m
16 Threnodia - für Violoncello 1984 12m
17 Ebla's Song of Praise 1984
18 Ricercari - für Orgel solo 1984 15m
19 Ecce virgo - Geistliches Konzert 1982 8m
20 Himmel und Erde - Musik zum Aschermittwoch 1982 7m
21 Melencolia - Recercare für Blockflöten und Schlagzeug 1982 20m
22 Sieben Choräle zur Passion - für Orgel 1981 41m
23 Rex coeli - für Chor a cappella 1980 - 1981 19m
24 O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß - Choralphantasie für Orgel 1979 18m
25 Vier alttestamentliche Gebete - für Gesang und Orgel 1979 20m
26 Octo beatitudinum cantica - (Gesänge der acht Seligpreisungen) für Oberchor 1979 31m
27 Deutsche Messe in F - für Chor a cappella 1976 14m
28 Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund - Choralphantasie für Orgel 1976 22m
29 Capricci - für Altblockflöte solo 1974 9m
30 Deutsche Messe - für Chor a cappella 1973 16m
31 Variationen für Orchester 1973 18m
32 Fünf Stücke für Orgel 1972 15m
33 Streichtrio Nr. 2 1971 14m
34 Ein geistliches Konzert - für zehn Solostimmen und Schlagzeug 1970 7m
35 Deutsche Zwölftonmesse - für Doppelchor und Schlagzeug 1969 15m
36 Streichtrio Nr. 1 1969 11m
37 Drei Motetten 1968 11m
38 Bläserquintett 1967
39 Sonate - for Alto Recorder and Harpischord 1967 - 1971 10m
40 Messe - für Chor a cappella 1965 - 1972 20m
41 Mitten wir im Leben ... 10m

General Information

Date of Birth:  19. June 1943
Place of Birth:  Bucharest
Nationality:  ,

 

German and Austrian citizen; full professorship for organ at the University of Music and the Performing Arts Vienna; freelance composer, performer (organ & conductor) and music teacher; jury member at composition and organ contests, performer of works by Bach and publisher of early organ music.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

first music lessons and composition attempts at home

1956 - 1959

Sibiu (Kronstadt): lessons (Victor Bickerich)

1957 - 1964

studies in composition Mihail Jora, private lessons at home and partly at the conservatory

 

1964 - 1965

attended Summer Academy: organ (Anton Nowakowski), harpsichord (Anna Barbara Speckner), conducting (Carl Melles)

1965 - 1968

conducting

1965 - 1968

conducting

1965 - 1968

church music

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1959

debut as an organist at the Athenäum in Bucharest - ever since regular concerts in Europe, North America and Asia and numerous recordings

1968 - 2008

teacher and professorship (organ)

1971 - 1990

International Master Classes, Principality of Liechtenstein: instructor of the master class for organ

1977 - 1987

International South German-Austrian Organ Academy: teacher, master classes

1983

ever since working as a conductor

1990

International Bach Academy, Porrentruy (Switzerland): ever since director and teacher

2002 - 2004

International Bach Academy, Porrentruy (Switzerland): project management in the interpretation, preparation and performance of Beethoven's symphonies on historic instruments

2004

Foundation Axiane, Porrentruy: finalised the recording of J.S. Bach's entire organ works on the organ of the Jesuite church Porrentruy without technical manipulation

jury-member at international organ and composition contests

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1994

Musica incognita 94

1997

Vienna String-Sextet

2005

performances in Graz and Vicenza

2007

Cathedral of Charleville-Mézières

2007

St. Marien, Helsingör

2007

Domkantorei Graz

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
2003

Gesellschaft der Domchorfreunde Graz (Society of the Friends of Cathedral Choirs Graz)

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1968

award at the composition contest

1970

City of Stuttgart: composition prize on the occasion of the Dürer-year

1971

compositional award in the competition on the occasion of the Dürer-Year at Nuremberg

1975

composition award

1981

composition award

1991

promotional award

2003

Austrian Decoration of Honour for Science and the Arts, 1st class

2005

Decoration of Merit in Gold

2007

promotional award for music

Description of Style

Essentially influenced by early exploration of Hindemith and Webern. Crucial impulses from Schönberg, Boulez, Varèse, Ligeti and experiencing the music of Anton Bruckner, Olivier Messiaen and Carl Orff. The turn towards the earliest music perceptions and incorporating earliest techniques into sound language give this its expression in the tension between the sense of time in past eras and that of the present, between earliest arrangement and contemporary organisation of sound material and its parameters.

 

Michael Radulescu, 1994

Broadcasting Performer of (Composition)

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Contact, Links

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