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Romanian modernist composer Pascal Bentoiu ws born on 22 April 1927 and studied with Mihail Jora and Theophil Demetriescu.
He wrote several dramatic operas which use contemporary techniques and folksong, but which also have diatonic qualities. He also wrote instrumental and orchestral works, and his music is characterised by its lyricism and colour.
Pascal Bentoiu died on 21 February 2016, aged eighty-eight.