Aleksandar Obradović (1927-2001) studied composition at the Academy of Music with Mihovil Logar (graduated in 1952). In 1955 he became an assistent at the Academy, in 1962 assistent professor, in 1969 professor and in 1975 full time professor. He wrote the first textbook about orchestration in Serbian language (An Introduction to the Orchestration), which was subsequently translated into Italian language. He pursued advanced studies with Sir Lennox Berlekey at the Royal Academy of Music in London (during the 1959/60 semester) and in New York at the Electronic Studio (1966-67). Among his numerous social functions, he was the Secretary General of the Union of Yugoslave Composers and Rector of the University of Arts in Belgrade (1979-83).

Aleksandar Obradović had a special affinity towards the large scale symphonic and vocal- symphonic works and concertos. In his opus of over 200 pieces, the most important works are the following: eight symphonies, Epitaph H for symphony orchestra and magnetophone, concertos for clarinet, violoncello, violin and piano, and cantatas Symphonic Epitaph and Sutjeska. He was among the first composers in Serbia who made use of electronic sounds.

Aleksandar Obradović won numerous recognitions for his work as a composer, including the October Award of the City of Belgrade for the cantata Symphonic Epitaph and the 7th July Serbian Award (1980) for his lifelong achievements.