- Kandov, Alexander
- Kanev, Stefan
- Karaatanassov, Vesselin
- Karadimchev, Boris
- Karadjov, Dimitar Ivanov
- Karadjov, Dimitar
- Karastoyanov, Assen
- Karastoyanova, Helene
- Kaucki, Venceslav
- Kaufman, Nikolai
- Kazandjiev, Vassil
- Kazassian, Vili
- Kenov, Nikola
- Kerkelov, Peter
- Kiradjiev, Vladimir
- Klinkova, Jivka
- Kniazev, Nikolay
- Kochev, Boris
- Kochev, Mihayl
1.ХІІ.1896 - 25.VІ.1977
Kazanlak - Bulgaria
composer, pianist, conductor, musical public figure
In 1927 he and his family moved to Sofia. From 1927 to 1941 he taught Piano at the Institute for Blind People. For a while he was President of the Sofia choirs Gusla and Rodna Pesen. He was actively involved with the Contemporary Music Society. In 1940 he was elected full member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Arts after a report-proposition by Dobri Hristov. The Tsar appointed him Director of the National Opera, Deputy Director of the National Theatre and President of the State Philharmonic. He held these posts up to 1944. After 1944 he served as counsellor on music at the Ministry of Information and Propaganda (1945-48); counsellor 1st degree on music at the Committee for Science, Art and Culture (from 1946); Director of the Institute for Music (the today’s Music Department at the Institute of Art Studies) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (from 1948 to the end of his life). He was awarded the highest prizes.
His symphony works are connected with the traditional melody and rhythm. He composed two symphonies, two symphony dances, two symphony poems and other concert pieces; choral songs and ballads; chamber-instrumental works, etc. He consolidated the genre of the choral ballad a capella in Bulgarian music. His choral songs like “De bre, Dimo” or “Izgreyalo e yasno slantze” (Bright Sun Is Shining) are among the most frequently performed repertoire pieces of the Bulgarian musicians in Bulgaria and abroad. His Thracian Dances premiered on 4 January 1927 by the Bulgarian Popular Philharmonic conducted by Todor Hadjiev, became emblematic of Bulgarian music.
A number of articles of his dedicated to Bulgarian music, musical culture and music style topics were collected and published electronic archivesPetko Staynov FondationPetko Staynov Home
For symphony orchestra:
Symphonies: 1 (1945); 2 (1949).
Symphonic suites: Thracian Dances (1925); Fairytale (1930).
Symphonic poems: Legend (1927); Thrace (1937).
Concert overture Balkan (1936); Symphonic Scherzo (1938); Youth Concert Overture (1953).
h3(red-dot). For mixed choir:
Tragnala Liliana (Liliana Came Out) – medley (1915); San sanuvah (I Dreamed a Dream) for solo tenor and mixed choir, on a poem by Peyo Yavorov (1919); Pusti Dimo; De bre Dimo; Zasviri Dimo, on poems by Kiril Hristov (1928); Izgreyalo Yasno slantze (Bright Sun Is Shining) (1930); Two Christmas Songs (1930); Fatherland, lyrics by S. Poptonev (1957); My Fatherland, lyrics by I. Bovnev
Urvitch, on a poem by Nikola Rakitin (1934); Buyna Vita (Momini jalbi) (Turbulent Vita River (Maiden’s Sorrow), on a poem by Trifon Kunev (1936); Kum German, lyrics by D. Panteleev (1953); Comrade Anton, lyrics by Ivan Radoev (1954)
h3(red-dot). For male voices choir:
Taynata na Struma (The Secret of Struma), on a poem by Theodor Trayanov (1932) – ballad;Horsemen, on a poem by Nikola Furnadjiev (1933); Sto dvadeset dushi (A Hundred and Twenty Men Were They), on a poem by Pencho Slaveykov (1934).
For female voices choir:
Ela se vie, previva (Fir-tree Is Winding), lyrics by Trifon Kunev (1931); Three Paths, lyrics by P. Lalovski (1961)
For children’s choir:
Christmas Dance (1929).