Milko Kelemen
1924 - 2018
M. Kelemen
Milko Kelemen (30/03/1924 - 08/03/2018), a Croatian composer (from Padravska Slatina), who studied with Olivier Messiaen in Paris and Wolfgang Fortner in Freiburg, among other teachers. The first stations of his activity in Germany were his work at the "Electronic Siemens Studio" in Munich and his invitation to Berlin as "Composer in Residence." He had already founded the "Zagreb Biennale" in 1959, having served as President of this festival since the early 1960s.
Milko Kelemen, who today lives in Stuttgart, has received many awards (Great Federal Cross of Service, prize of the ISCM, Great Yugoslav State Prize, the French order "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres"). Hans Sikorski International Music Publishers have published the essential works of Milko Kelemen since ca. 1980.
Drammatico, "Requiem voor Sarajewo"
Composed in:1994
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:Walt Whitman
Label(s):BIS - BISCD742

♫ Drammatico, "Requiem voor Sarajewo"
BIS Records CD-742

This requiem is for a speaker, 6 celli, large drums and 4 spotlights after a text from the American poet Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892). Duration: 19'32''.
W. Whitman