Aurel Stroe: Concerto for clarinet and orchestra, part 1
Aurelian Octav-Popa, clarinet
Aurel Stroe (born May 5, 1932 in Bucharest – d. October 3, 2008 in Mannheim ) – was a composer, musicologist, teacher and Romanian. He has written contemporary classical music (symphonic, vocal-symphonic, chamber, choral), electronic music and music scene.
Aurel Stroe was awarded the Cultural Merit Order Fourth Class (1969). He was awarded the Romanian Academy in 1974. He was awarded the title Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres of France (1991). He received the 1998 Grand Prix of Composers and Musicologists Union in Romania and in 2002 became the winner of the Herder Prize (Vienna).
He was assistant (1962-68), lecturer (1968-1973), lecturer (1973-1985) and professor (since 1993) National University of Music Bucharest and taught orchestration and composition. He taught as associate professor at the University of Illinois (USA) between 1985-1986. He taught at the Normal School of the University of Strasbourg (1972) and summer courses held in Piatra Neamt (1982), Darmstadt (Germany) in 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994 and Hawaii in 1992. He has lectured, and published essays in scientific papers in Romania and abroad (France, Austria, Germany), radio and television.
He published studies, essays, articles, interviews: Music, Twentieth Century, Contemporary, Literary Romania, Tribune (Cluj), Music News, etc…