Friday, May 1, 2015

Vidu, Ion

Ion Vidu(1863-1931), Romanian composer and choral conductor. Under his influence the small town of Lugoj became a well-known center of music in Romania. He studied music at the Arad Conservatory, later at Caranesbes, and Iasi Conservatory of Music. He moved back to Banat, obtaining a post in Lugoj where he stayed the rest of his life. He organized the Banat Choral and Brass Band Society. He was a collector of folk music, his works were mostly based on Romanian folk tunes.He composed songs and choral music.

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