Composer Emil Cossetto Dies in Zagreb

Croatia – One of Croatia’s best loved composers and directors, Emil Cossetto, passed
away in Zagreb. He was born in Trieste in 1918, grew up and was educated
in Zagreb.

He was the founder of the Joza Vlahovic and the Mose Pijade Jewish choirs
in Zagreb and was a leading force in Croatian choral singing.

He composed many pieces, the best know of which in the international folk dance community was “Ladarke”. also “Moja Diri Dika”, “Posavski Drmes (Kisa
Pada)”, “Dobri Denek”, and many others from Croatia and other former Yugoslavian peoples.