Kostic, Vojislav, Serbian composer; b. Belgrade, Sept. 21, 1931. He studied in his native city; adopted a sophisticated style of utilitarian music. His Karakteri for Clarinet, Piano, and 18 Percussion Instruments (1958) had numerous performances in Yugoslavia. He also wrote a Divertimento for Wind Quintet; Suite for Bassoon and Piano; Ciganska pri-ča (Gypsy Tale) for Men’s Chorus and Chamber Orch., to Gypsy texts (1964).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire