Krek, Uroš

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Krek, Uroš

Krek, Uroš, Slovenian composer; b. Ljubljana, May 21, 1922. He studied composition with Skerjanc at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, graduating in 1947. He worked for the Ljubljana Radio (1950–58), then did research for the Ljubljana Ethnomusicological Inst. (1958–67), and subsequently taught at his alma mater (1967–86). He was made a member of the Yugoslav Academyof Science and Art (1977) and the Slovene Academy of Science and Art (1979). His style of composition is classical in form, but contains some elements of folk modalities.


orch.: Violin Concerto (1949); Bassoon Concerto (1954); Mouvements concertants for Strings (1956); Horn Concerto (1960); Inventiones ferales for Violin and Orch. (1962); Piccolo Concerto (1966); Sinfonia for Strings (1973); Cello Concerto (1984). chamber: Violin Sonata (1946); Capriccio for Viola and 10 Instruments (1971); Sonata for 2 Violins (1971); La Journée d’un bouffon for Brass Quintet (1973); Clarinet Sonata (1976); Trio for Violin, Viola, and Cello (1977); String Quartet (1979); Cello Sonata (1984); Espressivo for Flute and Piano (1985); Jeux pour quatre (1986). vocal:Old Egyptian Stanzas for Tenor and Orch. (1967); choral pieces. other: Film scores.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire