Friday, May 6, 2011

Ivanovici, Ion(Josef or Jovan)

Iosif Ivanovici(1845-1902), Romanian military band leader and composer, best remembered today for his waltz "Wave of the Danube". He learned to play music instruments from early age, later he enrolled in the 6th Army Regiment, where he also learned to play clarinet. He later became bandmaster and toured Romania. In 1900 he was appointed the Inspector of Military Music, a position he held until his death.

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