Rudolf Bruči

Croatian-Italian composer Rudolf Bruči - also spelt Brucci - was born in Zagreb on 30 March 1917 and began to play viola in various orchestras. After moving to Belgrade, he began to study with Vincent d'Indy student Petar Bingulac, and later studied in Vienna with Alfred Uhl.

In 1965, winning the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition for composers in Brussels put him on the map. Orchestral music was important to him, and he wrote four symphonies, plus operas, ballets and other orchestral works, mostly in a fairly conventional style but incorporating concepts like atonality, bitonality, polytonality and serialism.

Living in Novi Sad, Serbia's second city, he was the first dean of the Academy of Arts and became one of the city's most important composers.

Rudolf Bruči died in Novi Sad on 30 October 2002, aged eighty-five.


A selection of articles about Rudolf Bruči

Resounding Echoes by Robert McCarney - Imaginary Concert No 1