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Maqamat for Harp Solo
by composer Ami Maayani, performed by Agne Keblyte
Ami Maayani (1936 to 2019) was an Israeli composer, tutor, conductor and architect. Ami Maayani was born in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, Israel (then called British Mandatory Palestine), on January 13th 1936. He graduated from the Academy of Music in Jerusalem as a violinist and violist in 1953, and pursued studies in composition under the tutorship of Paul Ben-Haim and conducting under Eitan Lustig (1956 to 1960). After three years of military service in the Israeli Defence Force, he continued his academic studies at the Israeli Institute of Technology in architecture, graduating with a B.Arch. in 1960. From 1961 to 1962 and from 1964 to 1965, he furthered his studies in New York City, studying urban planning at the Columbia University, and music at the Electro-Acoustic Music Center with Vladimir Ussachevsky. He was involved in the site planning of some major projects in Israel and designing public buildings and dwellings, then studied philosophy at the Tel-Aviv University, graduating with a M.A. in 1974. He was the founder and conductor of the Israel National Youth Orchestra, the Tel-Aviv Youth Orchestra, the Haifa Youth Orchestra and the Technion Symphony Orchestra, and during the years 1970 to 1973 and 1976 to 1980 was chairman of the Israel Composers' League, also chairing the Israeli Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music. Among his many awards were the ACUM (Society of Authors, Composers and Music publishers in Israel) prize in 1974, an ACUM lifetime achievement award in 1994, first prize in the International Holocaust Competition 1978 (for his "Hebrew Requiem - Symphony No. 3"), and the "Landau" prize for the arts from the state lottery in Israel in 2001 (for his life works). Ami Maayani died from cancer in Israel on February 17th 2019, aged 83.
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Hundreds of very talented musicians pass away each year, some without much recognition at all. On "Rest In Peace", I aim to give them a fitting 'send-off', with a decent Tribute. I hope you will join me in marking their passing.....
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