Tzvi Avni

(b. 1927)

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(b Saarbrücken, 1927).

Ger.‐born Israeli composer, teacher, and writer. Emigrated to Palestine 1935. Dir., AMLI Cent. Mus. Library, Tel Aviv, 1961–75, EMS, Rubin Acad., Jerusalem, from 1970 (prof. from 1976 and head of dept. of theory and comp.). Awarded prize for life's work 1986. Works incl. 7 ballets (1969–78); orch. and chamber works; 2 str. qts. (1962, 1969); pf. sonatas (1961, 1979); and unacc. choral works.

Subjects: Music.

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