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Liana ALEXANDRA, Composer

Symphony No 6


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Bassoon Quartet

Variation 1

Variation 2

Variation 3

Variation 4

Variation 5

Variation 6

Variation 7

Variation 8

Variation 9

Variation 10

Variation 11

Variation 12


Study 1

Study 2


Liana Alexandra
Born: May 27, 1947, Bucharest, Romania Married to Serban Nichifor <NichiforSerban.htm>, composer Studies
1965-1971 - "Ciprian Porumbescu" University of Music, Bucharest, Composition Department. Awarded the special scholarship "George Enescu"
1974, 1978, 1980, 1984 - international courses of composition at Darmstadt, West Germany
1983 - an USIA stipendium in USA
PhD in Musicology
AT PRESENT: Master in music; Professor at the National University of Music of Bucharest, (teaching composition, orchestration and musical analyses), Member of Duo Intermedia <../general/duointermedia.htm> and co-director of the NUOVA MUSICA CONSONANTE-LIVING MUSIC FOUNDATION INC.(U.S.A) Festival, with Serban Nichifor Selected Works
Symphonic, vocal-symphonic and concert music, music for opera
Symphony I (1971)
Cantata for women's choir and orchestra (verses by Lucian Blaga, 1971
"Valences", symphonic movement, 1973
Concerto for clarinet and orchestra, 1974
Cantata II for soprano, baritone, mixed chorus and orchestra (verses by Lucian Blaga, 1977
Cantata III "Country-land, country-idea" for women's chorus and orchestra, verses by Nichita
Stanescu, 1977
Symphony II "Hymns", 1978
Opera for children "The Snow Queen" after a story by Hans Ch. Andersen, 1978
Concerto for flute, viola and chamber orchestra, 1980
Symphony V (1985-1986)
Symphony VI (1988-1989)
Symphonic poem "Ierusalem" (1990)
Concerto for string orchestra (1991)
Concerto for piano for four hands and orchestra (1993)
Chamber opera "Chant d'amour de la Dame la Licorne" (verses by Etienne de Sadeleer(1995)
Symphony VIII (1995-1996)
Concerto for saxophone and orchestra (1997)
"Pastorale" for wind orchestra (1999)
Chamber music
Sonata for flute solo (1973)
Music for clarinet, harp and percussion (1972)
Lyric Sequence for clarinet, trumpet and piano (1974)
Two sequences for soprano and chamber orchestra (1976)
"Collages" for brass quintet (1977)
"Incantations" II for violin, viola, cello and piano (1978)
"Consonances" I for 4 trombones (1978)
"Consonances" II for clarinet and piano (1979)
"Consonances" III for organ solo (1979)
"Consonances" V for organ solo (1980)
"Images interrupted" for wood wind quintet (1983)
"Cadenza" for violin (1983)
"Pastorale" for bas, clarinet and piano (1984)
"Allegro veloce e caratteristico" for organ (1985)
Sonata for six hors (1986)
"Larghetto" for string chamber orchestra (1988)
"Intersections" - sonata for horn and piano (1989)
Music for Het Trio (1990)
"Atre" for fl. Cl. Fg. (1991)
"Cadenza" III for piano (1992)
Sonata for piano (1993)
"Fantasy" for violoncello and piano (1994)
"Poem for Romania", "Poem for Madona from Neamt" for soprano and piano (verses by Eugen Van Itterbeek (1994)
"Consonances" VI for blockflote quartet (1997)
"Five movements" for violoncello and piano (1997)
"Consonances" VII for harp solo (1998)
"Parallel musics" for saxophone, violocello and piano (2001)
"Incantations" III for violoncello and tape (2002)
Published Works at:
Musical Publishing House, Bucharest
Modern Publishing House, Munchen
Furore Publishing House, Kassel
Edition Score-On-Line (France)
Works played and recorded in:
Romania, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Israel, U.S.A., Sweden, Czech Republic, Spain, Canada and so on, at important national and international festivals
Member of the Union of Romanian Composers
Member of the International Society "Frau und Musik", Germany
Member of GEMA, Germany
First Vice-President of the Cultural Association Romania-Israel (ACPRI)
Member in GOOD STANDING of the Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute, USA
Member of the Professional Women's Advisory Board, USA
Member of the European Conference for Promoters of New Music <> (see Nuova Musica Consonante)
Member of Living Music Foundation Inc., USA <>
Prizes and Awards
1975, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1988 - Prize of the Union of Romanian Composers
1979 - Gaudeamus Prize
1979 - First Prize "Carl Maria von Weber", Dresden
1980 - Prize of Romanian Academy
1980 - Gaudeamus Prize
1982, 1983 - Diploma from the "Who's Who in the World Dictionary", USA
1989 - Second Prize, Mannheim-Gedock, Germany
1986 - Prize of Beer-Sheva, Israel
1991 - Third Prize "Fanny Mendelssohn", Dortmund-Unna, Germany
1992 - Prize "Gaudeamus", Magadino, Switzerland
1993 - ISCM Prize, ,Mexico
1995, 1998, 1999, 2000 - "Woman of the Year", USA
1997, 1998 - "Woman of the Year", Great Britain
1997 - Prize ACMEOR, Bucharest
1997 - Prize ACMEOR, Tel-Aviv
2000 - "International Commendation of Success", USA
2000 - "The 20th Century", USA
2001 - "International Personality of the Year 2001", Great Britain
2001 - "Researcher of the Year 2001", American Biographical Institute, USA
2002 - "Woman of the Year 2002", American Biographical Institute, USA
Press Reviews
"Artistic personality endowed with a keen sense of form based on contrastive elements, well-defined in statement and especially in orchestration & " (Revista Muzica, Bucharest)
"Liana Alexandra has proved for many years, that her composition technique is already well set. Helped by musicality and imagination this technique allows the omposer to get the best results with any kind of musical groups& " (Contemporanul, Bucharest)
"Every new musical piece sets Liana Alexandra at the head of her generation of Romanian composers, the international prizes proving the ascending artistic evolution of this hard . working composer" (Flacara, Bucharest)
"Liana Alexandra is regarded as the leading Romanian composer of her generation. Her compositional vocabulary is wide, ranging from cluster and aleatoric technique to broad lyric melody based on folk elements from her native culture." (Grey Youtz . The Michigan University, U.S.A.)
"Liana Alexandra's music is full of warmth and original melody elements, side by side with a broad wonderful dramatic spirit. Her ineffable and imaginative orchestration has been amazing."(Arbetarbladet, Gevle, Sweden)
"Liana Alexandra surpasses all her colleague and annihilates the still alive prejudice of sexes& Her work is a subtle and peculiar processing of Romanian folklore, that brigs the reciprocal production of "vanguard" and "tradition"; there are surprising links appearing between a Romanian "hora" in a fast tempo and the bunch of melodies of Legeti type, between a sad "doina" and an entertainment Expressivo " (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany)
"Liana Alexandra has been excellent at "Gaudeamus"& This week "Gaudeamus" that joins a lot of composers, the utmost has been reached indeed by the Romanian Liana Alexandra & Enormously rich fancy, terrible piquant, a huge existence." (N.R.C. Handelsblad . Amsterdam, Holland).
"Western musicians often carelessly lump all of Eastern Europe together as some sort of ingrown musical monolith, far behind the times and sealed off from the rest of the musical world by political and cultural barriers. Then you meet a composer like Romania's Liana Alexandra, and you have to re-examine all those cherished prejudices. Alexandra resists describing herself flatly as either a traditional or an avant-garde composer." (Robert Finn, the Plain Dealer, Cleveland U.S.A.)
"A short consideration on a remarkable piece & It refers to the composition by the Romanian Liana Alexandra, a transfiguration of Romanian folklore, remarkable by its firm mastery, fascinating in statement. Worth mentioning: instrumental virtuosity serving the music". (Musica-West Germany).
Home address:
Liana Alexandra, Str. Rosia Montana nr.4, Bloc O5, scara 4, apt. 165, 77584 Bucharest, Sector 6, Tel. +40-1-772.3029, E-mail: <>


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