Ohana, Maurice

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Ohana, Maurice Gender: M
born on 12 June 1913 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Casablanca, Morocco, 33n39, 7w35
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 21°15' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 06°45 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 10°37'


Anglo-French composer of Sephardic Jewish origin.

He originally studied architecture, but abandoned this in favour of a musical career, initially as a pianist. He studied under Alfredo Casella in Rome, returning to France in 1946. Around this time he founded the "Groupe Zodiaque", which fought against prevailing musical dogma. His mature musical style shows the influence of Mediterranean folk music, particularly the Andalusian cante jondo.

Ohana's output includes the choral works, three string quartets, and two suites for ten-string guitar. He also wrote operas entitled Syllabaire pour Phèdre and La Celestina.

He is also known for his extensive use of microtonality; for example, third- and quarter-tones in pieces like Le Tombeau de Debussy and Si le jour paraît.

He died 13 November 1992.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Taeger quotes Snethlage for 21.00 LMT


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger