Kiurkchiysky, Krasimir, Bulgarian composer; b. Troyan, June 22, 1936. He studied composition with Vladigerov at the Bulgarian State Cons, in Sofia (graduated, 1962), then went to Moscow and took some lessons with Shostakovich. His music reflects Shostakovich’s influence in its rhapsodic compactness.
dramatic:Yula, opera (Zagora, 1969); incidental music. orch.: Piano Concerto (1958); Adagio for String Orch. (1959); Cello Sonata (1960); Symphony Concertante for Cello and Orch. (1960); Symphony-Requiem (1966); Diaphonous Study (1967); Concerto (1975). chamber: Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano (1959); String Quartet (1959); Violin Sonata (1961). vocal: Choruses.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire