Emil Adamič

Intro Slovenian composer
Was Musician Composer Music educator Conductor Critic Music critic Educator
From Austria-Hungary
Type Academia Music
Gender male
Birth 25 December 1877, Dobrova, Slovenia
Death 6 December 1936, Ljubljana, Slovenia (aged 58 years)
Star sign Capricorn

Emil Adamič Emil Adamič (December 25, 1877 – December 6, 1936) was among the most productive Slovenian composers. He wrote choral and orchestral music, altogether over 1,000 works. Adamič was born in Dobrova to Avgust Adamič (1843–1915) and Katarina Brus Adamič (1854–1915). He studied at conservatories in Trieste and Ljubljana. During the First World War, he was a prisoner of war in Tashkent. His works include the orchestral pieces Tatarska suita (Tatar Suite, 1918) and Ljubljanski akvareli (Ljubljana Watercolours, 1925) and the choral compositions Vragova nevesta (The Devil's Bride, 1925) and Smrt carja Samuela (The Death of Tsar Samuel, 1934). He also wrote songs that used elements of Slovenian folk music, such as Zimska kmečka pesem (A Farmer's Winter Song, 1903). His influences included Romanticism, Impressionism, and Expressionism. He died in Ljubljana. Plaque in Dobrova: "The Slovenian composer and music teacher Emil Adamič was born in this house (25 Dec. 1877–6 Dec. 1936)"

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