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Ram Da-Oz (Composer)

Born: October 17, 1929 - Berlin, Germany

The German-born Israeli composer Ram Da-Oz (born: Avraham Daus), settled as a child in Palestine with his parents in 1934. He studied oboe and piano at the Conservatory in Tel Aviv, and composition with Andre Hajdu at the Music Academy there. While still a student, he joined the Israel Defence Force in the war of Independence in 1948, was wounded and lost his eyesight. Continuing his musical studies, he took up composition with Professor A. Hajos and graduated from the Israel Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv, in 1953. He later made his home in Haifa.

Ram Da-Oz has composed works for piano (many of which are especially written for piano students of various grades), songs, chamber music, and works for orchestra.

Works

Orchestra:
Von Trauer und Trost (1960)
Concerto for violin and strings (1961)
Dmuyoth umassechot (Changing Phantoms), movements for chamber ensemble (1967)
Quartet for narrator and small orchestra (1970)
Rhapsody on a Jewish Yemenite Song for piano and strings (1971)
3 Romances for violin and small orchestra (1975)
Introduction and Passacaglia (1981)

Chamber:
4 string quartets (1955-1970)
Violin Sonata (1960)
String Trio (1961)
Suite for harpsichord, flute, oboe, and cello (1963)
Piano Trio (1963)
Dialogue for 2 clarinets (1965)
Illumination for Violin (1966)
Improvisation on a Song for 10 instruments (1968)
4 Miniatures for recorders and piano (1975)
Divertimento for brass quartet (1977)

Piano:
2 sonatas (1955; Movimenti quasi una sonata, 1963)
5 Contrasts (1958)
Capriccio (1960)
8 Little Pictures (1962)
Aspects (1969)
Bells (1973)
Mood Ring (1976)
Pictures in Procession (1979)
RuTaNoWa (1980)

Other:
Songs

Source: Bakerís Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997); Israel Composersí League Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2011)

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