Octavian Nemescu

Octavian Nemescu

Born 29th March 1940 in Pașcani, Romania.
Romanian composer of orchestral, chamber, choral, electroacoustic, multimedia, metamusic, and imaginary works that have been heard throughout Europe and elsewhere.
Prof. Nemescu studied composition with Mihail Jora, harmony with Paul Constantinescu and orchestration with Alexandru Paşcanu and Anatol Vieru at Universitatea Națională de Muzică din București from 1956-63. Much later, he earned his DMus in musicology at the G. Dima Conservatory in Cluj-Napoca in 1978.
Developer of the Romanian Spectralism, alongside with Corneliu Cezar and.Horatiu Radulescu
His honors include the Aaron Copland Prize (USA, 1970), six prizes from the Romanian Composers Union UCMR (1970, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1992, 1995) and two prizes from the Concours International de Musique Électroacoustique de Bourges (1980, 1982). He has also earned the Prize of the Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences (1981) and the Prize of the International Confederation for Electroacoustic Music (ICEM) (1985).
His music has been performed throughout Romania, as well as in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Moldova, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and Switzerland, and has been broadcast throughout the world.
Prof. Nemescu initially taught at the University of Brașov, where he was an assistant from 1971-74 and a lecturer on analysis and counterpoint from 1974-78. From 1978-90, he was a professor of counterpoint, harmony and music history at the George Enescu Art High School in Bucharest and since 1990, has been Professor of Composition and doctoral advisor at Universitatea Națională de Muzică din București.


Octavian Nemescu Discography Tracks


ST-ECE 01981-01982 Fernando Grillo - Iancu Dumitrescu / Octavian Nemescu / Costin Cazaban / Horia Șurianu Fernando Grillo - Iancu Dumitrescu / Octavian Nemescu / Costin Cazaban / Horia Șurianu - Romanian Contemporary Music(2xLP) Electrecord ST-ECE 01981-01982 Romania 1982 Sell This Version
Octavian Nemescu Gradeatia - Natural Electrecord Romania 1984 Sell This Version
Octavian Nemescu - Daniel Kientzy Octavian Nemescu - Daniel Kientzy - Metabizantiniricon / Trisson Electrecord Romania 1991 Sell This Version
ED MN 2003 Octavian Nemescu / Costin Cazaban Octavian Nemescu / Costin Cazaban - Deus Ex Machina / Au-Delà De Vienne / Trellis(CD) Edition Modern ED MN 2003 Romania 1996 Sell This Version
ONCD - 1001 Octavian Nemescu Les États Du Temps Et De L'espace 1(CDr) Radio România ONCD - 1001 Romania 1998 Sell This Version
EDC 458 Octavian Nemescu Les États Du Temps Et De L'Espace 2: Quindecimortuorium Pour 1 Heure Du Matin / Negantidiadua Pour 2 Heures Du Matin(CD) Electrecord EDC 458 Romania 2002 Sell This Version
ADD 191 Octavian Nemescu Musique Pour Réveil(CD) Editura Casa Radio ADD 191 Romania 2007 Sell This Version
EDC 1036 - 1039 Diana Rotaru / Octavian Nemescu Diana Rotaru / Octavian Nemescu - Musique Pour Réveil 2 (Meditation Music)(4xCD + Box) Electrecord EDC 1036 - 1039 Romania 2011 Sell This Version
n/004, BR 1009 Octavian Nemescu Musique Pour Descendre(CD) Niklas Records, Bôłt n/004, BR 1009 Poland 2012 Sell This Version
EDC 1142 - 1145 Octavian Nemescu Musique Pour Descendre 2 (Meditation Music)(4xCD + Box) Electrecord EDC 1142 - 1145 Romania 2017 Sell This Version