Milos Raickovic

Miloš Raičković (1956, Serbia/USA) composer and conductor. He has lived and worked in Belgrade, Paris, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Hiroshima and New York. In Belgrade, Milos Raickovich was the founder of the Ensemble for Different New Music (1977), as well as one of the founders of the Borislav Pascan Youth Philharmonic. Raickovich’s music has been performed in Europe and the USA.
Milos Raickovich studied composition with Vasi­lije Mokranjac, Olivier Mes-siaen and David Del Tredici; and conducting with Borislav Pascan, Pierre Dervaux, and Herbert Blomstedt. He holds a Ph.D. in composition from the City University of New York, and has taught at several universities in the U.S. and Japan.
Milos Raickovich’s music is released on CDs: New Classicism (Mode Records), featuring the Moscow Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer; B-A-G-D-A-D and Far Away (Albany Records). Music critic Mark Swed describes Raickovich’s music as “a unique postmodern response to both minimalism and multiculturalism.”

Passacaglia & Double Fugue on B-A-C-H and B-A-G-D-A-D for string orchestra (2017) was originally written for keyboard (piano or harpsichord) in 2013. I have also arranged it for string quartet; as well as for oboe (flute), violin, harpsichord (piano), and an optional cello. In addition to the B-A-C-H motive, this work is using a quote from my antiwar composition titled B-A-G-D-A-D.