(b Bucharest, 22 Oct. 1898; d Paris, 12 Aug. 1985). Romanian-born French composer. He studied in Bucharest, and from 1919 to 1925 with d'Indy at the Schola Cantorum in Paris. In Paris he also took advice from his fellow-Romanian George Enescu, became part of a cosmopolitan group of younger composers which included Martinů, and married the pianist Monique Haas. Mihalovici's works include the operas Phèdre (after Jean Racine; broadcast 1950, staged Stuttgart, 1951), Die Heimkehr (Düsseldorf, 1954), Krapp (after Samuel Beckett; Bielefeld, 1961), and Les Jumeaux (Brunswick, 1963). He also composed ballets, orchestral works, sonatas and other pieces for many different instruments, and songs.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.