Kostov, Georgi, Bulgarian composer; b. Sofia, Jan. 21, 1941. He studied composition with Vladigerov and Stoyanov at the Bulgarian State Cons. in Sofia, graduating in 1966, and pursued his studies at the Moscow Cons. (1972). He then taught at his alma mater.
dramatic: Ballet: The Broadside of “Aurora” (1967). ORCH.: Clarinet Concerto (1958); Viola Concertino (1965); Concerto for Horn, Strings, and Timpani (1966); Youth Overture (1967); 3 Diaphonous Dances (1972); Poem for Trumpet, Percussion, and Strings (1973); Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue (1974); Rhythmic Movements (1974); Antiphonous Dialogues (1974); September Ballad (1974). other: 2 cantatas: The Communist Man (1964) and We Are Proud of You, Our Party (1975); 2 oratorios: Glorious Days (1969) and Alive He Is (1976); chamber music; choral songs; popular music.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire