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Boris Papandopulo (Honnef am Rhein, February 25, 1906 – Zagreb, October 16, 1991), Croatian composer and conductor. He was the son of Greek nobleman Konstantin Papandopulo and Croatian opera singer Maja Strozzi-Pečić.

Papandopulo studied composition in Zagreb and conducting in Vienna. He led the choruses Kolo in Zagreb and Zvonimir in Split. was director of opera at the Croatian National Theatre, conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the Croatian Radio, director of opera in Rijeka, and conducted opera in Sarajevo, Zagreb and Split.

Boris Papandopulo has one of the most extensive oeuvre in Croatian music (more than 440 works).

Selected works






Hommage à Bach (1972)
Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Op.79
Istarske freske
Podnevna simfonija


Concerto da Camera for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble, Op.11
Concerto for Double Bass and String Orchestra (1968)
Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra
Percussion Concerto (1969)
Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra

Chamber / Instrumental

Clarinet Quintet (1960)
Dialogue for Flute and Harpsichord
Elegie for Bassoon and Piano
Introduzione, Ariosa, Danza for Cello and Piano
Kleine Suite for 4 Trombones
Monolog for Violin Solo
Rhapsody for Cello Solo (1987)
Sonata for Viola and Piano (1963)
Sonata for Violin and Piano
String Quartet No.5 (1970)
Three Yugoslavian Dances for Guitar
Rapsodia Concertante for Cello and Piano


Contradanza for Piano
Hrvatski tanac (Croatian Dance) for Piano, Op.48
Osam studija (8 Etudes) for Piano
Partita for Piano
Passacaglia for Organ
Scherzo Fantastico for Piano


Čakavska Suita for (High) Voice and Orchestra
Hrvatska Misa (Croatian Mass) in D Minor for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Soloists and Mixed Chorus, Op.86 (1939)
Muka gospodina našega isukrsta , Oratorio for Soloists and Male Chorus a Cappella, Op.61
Marulova pisan
Osorski Requiem
Stojanka majka Knežopoljka for Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra

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