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Ami Maayani
1936 - 2019
A. Maayani
Ami Ma'ayani (13/01/1936 - 16/02/2019), an Israelian composer (born in Tel-Aviv). He graduated from the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance, where he studied composition under the tutorship of Paul Ben-Haim and conducting with Eitan Lustig. He has also received academic degrees in architecture, urban planning, and philosophy. Mr. Maayani served as Chairman of the Israel Composers’ League and of the Israeli Section of ISCM. At present, he is Professor of Music and Composition at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance and at the Samuel Rubin Israel Academy of Music, Tel-Aviv University, which he headed between 1993-1998 and again since August 2000.
His works include an opera, four symphonies, two song cycles for voice and orchestra, ten concerti for solo instruments and orchestra, works for symphony orchestra, chamber music, and electro-acoustic music. In addition to many performances in Israel, his music is heard in Western and Eastern Europe, the United States, South America, China, Japan and Korea. He is also the author of a monumental and exhaustive work on Richard Wagner, the only major contribution to the subject in the Hebrew language.
Hebrew Requiem - Symphony no. 3
Composed in:1977
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:Yitzhak Auerbach-Orpaz
In memory of:the composer's father and mother
Hebrew Requiem— Symphony no. 3 (1977) in four movements. 1st Prize in the International Competition for Music Composition "Holocaust and Rebirth" for Mezzosoprano — SATB Choir and Orchestra. Poems in Hebrew by Yitzhak Averbuch-Orpaz. Duration: 60’.
The movements are:
01.In Memory of My Father and Mother
a. Requiem for My Parents
b. Solitary Prayer
c. Fragmentation
04. Call for Life
Contributor:Arye Kendi
Yitzhak Auerbach-Orpaz is an Israeli writer. He was born in Zinkov, Russia, in 1921. In 1938, at the age of 17, he came to Israel as part of Youth Aliyah and joined Magdiel settlement. In the autumn of 1942 he received the news about the death of his parents and sister in Transnistria, Romania. He enlisted in the British Army and went to Europe. He returned to Israel and fought in the War of Independence.
Yitzhak Auerbach-Orpaz