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Was born on May 16, 1928 in Lozova, Moldova.

Graduated in musicology (1952) and composition (1962) under Prof. Leonid Gurov, at the “Gavriil Musicescu” State Conservatory in Chisinau where she eventually taught for more than 40 years. As a Honored Artist of the Moldovan Republic (1974), she was awarded many others prizes and distinctions such as the State Prize of Moldova (1982), the The Order of Labor Glory (1987) among others.

Her work catalogue numbers more than 800 compositions in different genres, among them are operas, a ballet, symphonic and vocal-symphonic works, chamber music, children music including children operas, choruses and didactic works. About 600 compositions of Zlata Tkach were published in Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, as well as in UK, Germany, USA and Canada. Her scenic works were staged in many theaters of the former USSR. Zlata Tkach is rediscovered as one of Eastern Europe's most prolific woman-composers.

Zlata Tkach's output includes the following works:

Symphonic Music (Orchestra)

2 Suites from the "Andries" Ballet (1982-1983)

Double Concerto for flute and symphonic orchestra (1989)

3 Dispositions for chamber orchestra (1992)

Meditation: Symphonietta for chamber orchestra (1993), world premiere 8.04.1993, National Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Dumitru Goia

Panopticum (5 Preludes): Symphony for Timpani, Xylophone and String Orchestra (1999)

Concerto for piano and symphonic orchestra (2002)

Ballet

Andries: Ballet in 4 Pictures with Prologue, libretto by R.Sats and O.Melnic after Emilian Bucov (1979), world premiere1980, Samarkand, Opera and Ballet Theater (“The Magic Pipe” variant ), Chisinau, Opera and Ballet Theater

Opera

Floricica-floricea (The Flower with 7 Petals): Musical Fairy Tale, libretto by Victor Ciudin (after Valentin Kataev) (1981), premiered in 1984, Philharmonic from Chisinau

The Cook and the Boyar: Musical Novella, libretto by I.Veksegonova after Moldavian Fairy Tale (1981) premiered in radio version: 1982, Chisinau

The Goat and three her Kids” [Capra cu trei iezi] (Lupul impostor): Opera-Fairy Tale, libretto by Grigore Vieru after Fairy Tale by Ion Creanga, 3d version (1983), world premiere 1984, Chisinau, Opera and Ballet Theater

Tomcis-Chibalcis: Children Opera in one act, libretto by I.Veksegonova after C.Cerneak (1985)

[Un pas in nemurire]: Opera in 2 acts (6 pictures), libretto by Emilian Bucov (1985)

My uncle from Paris [Unchiul meu din Paris]: Opera in 2 acts (4 pictures), libretto by Vladimir Ceaikovski after novel by Aureliu Busuioc (1987)

Lenoasa: Children Comical Opera , in one act (5 pictures and Prologue, 2 interludes and Epilogue), libretto by Anatol Ciocanu after Moldavian folk Fairy Tale, ( in Russian) (1988-89)

The Little Prince: Musical Fairy Tale in 2 parts, libretto by I.Veksegonova after Antuan de Saint-Exupery (1988)

Lamento (Mother’s Monologue): Monoopera-Poem in one act after story by Paulina Ancel (in Russian) (1997), premiere in 1998 E

Elephant’s Birthday [Ziua de nastere a elefantului]: Musical Fairy Tale in 16 numbers, libretto by Angela Chicu (1997)

Vocal-symphonic Music

[Numele sau sfint]: Vocal Cycle, poetry by Ovsea Driz (in Yiddish, Russian) (1991)

Iad-Va-shem: Poem-Requiem, for voice, percussion and chamber orchestra (1993)

Kadis [Vajs gadol, vajs kados]: Poem-Requiem for baritone and orchestra, poetry by Moise Lemster (in Ivrit) (1995)

Music for Chorus

[Plai de cint, plai de dor]: Cantata-Rhapsody for female choir (or children choir), solists and organ, poetry by Simion Ghimpu (in Romanian) (1981)

vers. for children choir and chamber orchestra (1982)

[Plaiul soarelui]: Cycle in 4 pictures (Plaiul soarelui; Buburuza; Mai stejarule; Plai de soare) for mixed choir a cappella, poetry by Vladimir Rusnac, An.Ciocanu, A.Ciocanu (in Romanian) (1984)

2 Pieces (Adinca mare; La steaua) for mixed choir a cappella, text by Mihai Eminescu )in Romanian (1987)

[Idise oisiis], poetry by Ihil Shraibman (in Yiddish) (1992)

Go Home [A aijm = Domoj]: Ojf a barg, vu vint blonz, for choir a cappella, poetry by M.Lemster (in Yiddish, Romanian, Russian) (1996)

My Star [Majn starn = Moea zvezda]: Plu cam’funam imn, for choir a cappella, poetry by M.Lemster (in Yiddish, Russian) (1997)

[Si numai Pamintul-i neclintit in veci], after Biblical themes (in Romanian) (1997)

[Padure si iar padure], for female choir a cappella, folk poetry (in Romanian) (1997)

The Nistru’s Way [Drumul Nistrului], poetry by Vlad Codita (in Romanian) (1997)

Doina la fluer, Ciocirlia, for mixed choir a cappella, poetry by Vasile Romanciuc (in Romanian) (1998)

Music for Children Chorus

The Forest’s Story [Povestea codrului]: 6 Pieces a cappella (Povestea codrului; Ghiocel; Piine; Doina; Caluta; Drumul), for children choir, poetry by Mihai Eminescu, Vasile Alexandri, Grigore Vieru (in Romanian) (1981)

Instrumental Chamber Music


5 Pieces for string quartet (Batuta; Dans feminin; Umoresca; Balada; Dans barbatesc) (1981)

Sonata for clarinet solo Nr.1 (Andante espressivo; Moderato. Allegro) (1981)

String Quartet Nr.1 (In memory of Leonid Gurov) (1982)

Suite for 2 pianos (1983)

Children Album (cc 30 pieces) (1986)

5 Themes for String Quartet (1986)

Music for strings, viola and piano (1987)

7 Pieces for wood wind instruments and piano, for children (Din bucium; Moldoveneasca; Ceasul; La deal; Maringele; Invartita; Cadinja) (1987)

2 Moldavian Dances for violin (1990)

Concerto (in one part) for violin and piano, for children (1991)

From Jewish Folklore: 4 Pieces for piano (Frejlehs; Gas-nign; Ser; Bejghele) (1991)

5 Pesrevuri de Dmitrie Cantemir for string quartet (Andantino; Allegro; Allegretto; Sostenuto; Moderato) (1992)

2 Pieces for trumpet and piano (Ser; Gas-nign) (1994)

From Jewish Folklore: 4 Pieces for violin, violoncello and piano (Baj-gela; Shar; Gas-nign; Lobn mir zix ibarbatn) (1995)

From Jewish Folklore: 4 Pieces for string quartet (Baj-gela; Shar; Gas-nign; Lobn mir zix ibarbatn) (1991)

Sonata Nr.2 (monopartita) for clarinet solo (1995)

Perpetuum mobile for violin solo (1995)

Allegro: Trio for violin, violoncello and piano (1996)

Bocet for violoncello solo (1996)

Sonata-Impromptu Nr.1 (d-moll) for piano (1996), world premiere 1997, National Philharmonic

2 Pieces for violin solo and violin with piano (Humoresque; Dance) (1998)

Trio on Jewish themes for violin, violoncello and piano (2001)

Vocal Chamber Music

[Eu muzica as scrie]: Ballad for voice and piano, poetry by Robert Rojdestvenski (1983)

From Moldavian poets: Vocal Cycle in 7 parts (Alba dimineata; Culorile primaverii; Ninge; Cararuie; Norii; Ese soarele; Ceas de noapte), for voice and piano, poetry by L.Sobetchi, Em.Bucov, A.Busuioc, V.Codita, A.Ciocanu, G.Vieru (in Romanian) (1983)

Cycle of 5 Romances for voice and piano(De atitea ori; Zborul; Rugul; Iubeste-ma, frumosul; Din nou), poetry by Ludmila Doroshkova (in Russian) (1988)

The Alphabet singing [Alfabetul canta]: Musical ABC in 36 parts, poetry by Vlad Codita, Vladimir Rusnac, Gheorghe Ciocoi (in Romanian) (1989)

[Numele sau sfint (Dajn guter noman)]: Vocal Cycle, poetry by Ovsia Driz (Voua, oameni; Ploita; Visul; La egal; Cintec de leagan; Numele sau sfint -Ramul lasa-un rod) (in Russian, Yiddish) (1989)

Al Balter getto (Balta’s Ghetto), for voice and piano, poetry by M.Hardak (in Yiddish) (1990)

Slavatici: Scenes for voice and piano, poetry by Liuba Vassermann (in Yiddish) (1991)

3 Vocalizes (1991)

[Di klyngendyke oyses]: Musical ABC for voice and piano, poetry by Leib Kvitko, Ihil Shraibman (in Yiddish) (1992)

The Jewish Motif, poetry by Miroslava Metleaeva (in Russian) (1993)

Iad-Va-Shem: Poem-Requiem, vers. for voice and soloists ensemble (1993)

2 Romances for voice and piano (Atit de frageda; Kamadeva), poetry by Mihai Eminescu (in Romanian) (1993)

3 Ballads for female voice and piano (Harachaman; Rakefet; Shalom Aleichem), poetry by I.Praier, L.Kipnis (in Ivrit) (1993)

Ceai cu stele (Taj mit starn): Cycle in 3 Poems for voice and piano (Frumusete; Etele; Ceai cu stele), poetry by Ovsia Driz (in Russian, Yiddish) (1993)

Kadis [Vajs gadol, vajs kados]: Poem-Requiem for voice (baritone) and piano, poetry by Moise Lemster (in Yiddish) (1995)

Asenika: Poem for voice and piano, poetry by Paulina Ancel (in Russian) (1995)

The Staff’s History [Vandarstoks gesishta]: Triptych for baritone and piano, poetry by Moise Lemster (in Yiddish) (In onajb; In golas; Vas za vajtar) (1996), world premiere 6.10.1997, V.Vulpe (voice), Ars Poetica ensemble, “The Days of New Music” International Festival, Chisinau, edition YII

5 Romances (Mol’ba; Priznanie; Ia ne hociu zagadyvat’ vpered; Pautina; Otpuscenie greha), for voice and piano, poetry by Miroslava Metleaeva (in Russian) (1996)

Extinguished Stakes (Oslolki zizni; Potuhsie costry; cto budet za) : Vocal Cycle for soprano and piano, poetry by Emilia Slezingher (in Russian) (1996), world premiere 1997

Dos glekala (Van du bist di arsta; Dos glekala; H-val nit avakgejn), for soprano and piano, poetry by M.Lemster (in Yiddish) (1998)

Kadis [Vajs gadol, vajs kados]: Poem-Requiem, version for voice (tenor) and organ, poetry by Moise Lemster (in Ivrit) (1998)

From Yiddish Poetry [Fun idise poazie]: Vocal Cycle, poetry by L.Berinschi, Moise Lemster (Fenix; Splendid casket; Stea nu moara) (1999), world premiere 3.06.2000, S.Benghelsdorf (pf), I.Cvasniuc (baritone), “The Days of New Music” International Festival, Organ Hall, Chisinau

2 Jewish Songs (2000)

3 Lieds for vocal duet, text by Israeli poets (2000)

De profundis: Poem, text by Miroslava Metleaeva (in Russian) (2001 )

Zlata Tkach

Moldovan-Jewish composer Zlata Tkach (1928-2006) taught at Chisinau Conservatory for more than 40 years. During that time, she received the title of Honored Artist and was awarded many prizes and distinctions including the State Prize of Moldova.

Her output includes more than 800 compositions in different genres, among them are operas, symphonic and vocal-symphonic works, chamber music, music for children and numerous didactic works. Zlata Tkach’s compositions were published in Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, UK, Germany, USA and Canada.

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