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Lithuanian composer Bronius Kutavicius died on 29 September 2021

The Lithuanian composer Bronius Kutavicius died in Vilnius on 29 September 2021 at the age of 89. Kutavičius’ work implements elements of traditional and folkloric music, appealing to a wide audience for its idiosyncratic mysticism and poetry.
Born in 1932 in Molainiai in the Panevezys district, Kutavicius studied composition at the Lithuanian State Conservatory in Vilnius from 1959 to 1964. In 1995 he was awarded the Lithuanian State Prize and in 1996 the Probaltica Festival Prize in Torun (Poland). A special attraction of his works arises from the links to the music of ancient Lithuania.
Outstanding compositions by Bronius Kutavičius include the Dzukian Variations for chamber orchestra and the vocal works “On the Beach” for five female voices a cappella and “Two Birds in the Forest Thicket” for soprano, oboe, prepared piano and tape after texts by Rabindranath Tagore and Vytautas Nistelis.
 
Bronius Kutavicius
(13.09.1932 – 29.09.2021)
- Dzukian Variations for Chamber Orchestra
- Two birds in the forest thicket  
- “Two Birds in the Forest Thicket” for soprano, oboe, prepared piano and tape after texts by Rabindranath Tagore and Vytautas Nistelis