Symphonic

Symphony (1956) ca. 38′ in four movements for SO pic,2,2,2,2 – 4,3,3,1, perc, pno, hpd & str Sinfonietta (1964) ca. 26′ for ChO 2,2,2,2 – 2,2,1,0, perc, pno, hp & str Concertino (1964) ca. 18′ for vln & ChO 2/pic,2,2,2 – 2,2,2,0, perc, pno, hp & str Six Moldavian Tunes (1965) ca. 8′ for SO pic,2,3,2,2 – 4,3,3,1, perc, pno, hp, cel & str...

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Operas

Casa Mare (1966) ca. 114′ Opera in two acts for soloists, choir & orchestra Libretto by Victor Teleuke on a drama by Ion Drutze Pic,2,2,ehh,2,b-cl,2,dbn – 4,3,3,1,timp,perc(3), hp & str (MF 1970) Chamber Scenes from the Life of Susskind von Trimberg (1982) ca.60″ Chamber opera for soloists, choir, dancers & orchestra Libretto  by Recha Freier 3,3,0,0 – 0,3,3,0, perc, 3 rcds. vla d’amore...

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Biography

Mark Kopytman was born in 1929 in the former Soviet Union, where he received his early training in piano and music theory and later went on to study medicine. After graduating from medical school and while practicing medicine, Kopytman studied composition with Prof. R. Simovich at the Lvov Academy of Music and with Prof. S. Bogatirev at Tchaikovsky State Conservatoire...

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Music

Mark Kopytman is one of Israel’s foremost contemporary composers. His personal style is characterized by predilection for powerful dramatic gestures, pure melodic lines split into heterophony blending, variety of textures achieved through the super-imposition of multi-voice layers and by skillful handling of large orchestral masses. Jehoash Hirshberg, Israel Today In Kopytman’s hands, the heterophony flowers as a subtle and complex...

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Mark Kopytman 1929-2011

In 1986 Mark Kopytman was awarded the Koussevitzky International Record Critics Award for the composition of his orchestral work Memory. That year the award was split between Mark Kopytman and Witold Lutoslawski (for his Third Symphony). Since then, Memory and other of Kopytman’s chamber and orchestral works have gained wide international recognition. In fact, worldwide critics highly acclaimed him “as...

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