Temistocle Popa

Themistocles Popa (Romanian pronunciation: [temisˈtokle ˈpopa]; June 27, 1921 – November 26, 2013[1]) was a Romanian composer, musician, and film actor.[2]

Temistocle Popa
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Background information
Born(1921-06-27)June 27, 1921
Galați, Romania
DiedNovember 26, 2013(2013-11-26) (aged 92)
Bucharest, Romania
GenresRock, jazz fusion, electronica
Occupation(s)Composer, songwriter, actor
InstrumentsFlute, harp, saxophone
Years active1943–2013


Temistocle Popa studied flute, harp, and saxophone at the National University of Music Bucharest. He then worked with musicians such as Sergiu Malagamba and Ion Dacian, and was close friends with the popular Romanian singer Maria Tănase. Beginning in the early 1960s, he wrote music for many Romanian films.

He was married to actress Cornelia Teodosiu, and resided with her in Bucharest.[3] After the Romanian Revolution of 1989 Popa lost almost his entire fortune due to nationalization of assets.

In 2004 he received the Romanian National Order Legal Service, attaining the rank of Knight.

Popa died in 2013 and was buried at Ghencea Military Cemetery in Bucharest.[4]

List of film scoresEdit


  • Trecea fanfara militară (1989).


  1. ^ Mirabela Vlad – Lumea muzicală în doliu: Temistocle Popa s-a stins din viață!, 26 noiembrie 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.cinemagia.ro/actori/temistocle-popa-44645/
  3. ^ http://www.ziare.com/muzica/stiri-muzica/moculescu-despre-drama-lui-temistocle-popa-nu-e-vorba-despre-niste-trantori-1147915
  4. ^ "Composer Temistocle Popa dies". Nine O' Clock. November 26, 2013. Retrieved December 25, 2019.

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