Tiberiu Olah

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Tiberiu Olah or Tibor Oláh (2 January 1928 – 2 October 2002) was a Romanian-Hungarian composer, teacher and musicologist.



Tiberiu Olah was born in Arpad, Bihor, and began his studies at the Cluj Conservatory in 1946. From 1949-54 he studied at the Moscow Conservatory, and in 1958 he took a position as a lecturer and later as a professor at the Bucharest Conservatory. Notable students include Doina Rotaru, Horațiu Rădulescu and Christian Wilhelm Berger.

Batăr Commune in Bihor County, Romania

Batăr is a commune located in Bihor County, Romania. The village is situated in south-western county, near the border with Hungary. The settlement lies along the river Crișul Negru and is composed of four villages: Arpășel, Batăr, Talpoș (Talpas) and Tăut (Feketetót).

Bihor County County in Crișana, Romania

Bihor County is a county (județ) of Romania, in Crișana. Its capital city is Oradea.

Gheorghe Dima Music Academy is an educational institution in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Founded in 1919, nowadays it has various sections, including composition, conducting, musicology, musical pedagogy, canto, coregraphic pedagogy, and opera. Notable alumni include Christian Wilhelm Berger, Boldizsár Csiky, Tiberiu Olah, and Anita Hartig.

Olah was a member of the Csodamalom Bábszínház Puppet Theater where he acted as a puppeteer. He received grants for research in musicology and presented studies and papers internationally. He also published reviews and articles in journals including Studii de Muzicologie, Muzica, România Literară and Melos. He died in Târgu Mureș. [1]

Csodamalom Bábszínház of Miskolc, Hungary was formed by puppeteer Tibor Korzsény in 1986 as an amateur company. The name "Csodamalom" preserves the name of Fábián Mill, which was the former building of the company since then they had moved to 11, Kossuth Street. The theatre functioned as semi-official since 1988 and as official from 1992. Above the 50 play repertoire there are two or three premiers a year, usually a dramatizing classical folk tales. Uniquely in Hungary, they play musical puppet shows, including the puppet-pantomimes staged for adults, such as Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky, Bolero by Ravel and Carmina Burana by Orff.

Târgu Mureș City in Mureș, Romania

Târgu Mureș is the seat of Mureș County in the north-central part of Romania. It is the 16th largest Romanian city, with 134,290 inhabitants as of the 2011 census. It lies on the Mureș river, the second longest river in Romania.


Olah was known for popularizing the oratorio. [2] Selected compositions include:

His music has been recorded and issued on media including:


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  1. Vă mai amintiţi de... Tiberiu Olah, 29 March 2011
  2. Strimple, Nick (2002), Choral Music in the Twentieth Century, Amadeus