Stefan Remenkov

Stefan Remenkov

30.ІV.1923 - 30.Х.1988

Silistra - Bulgaria

composer

Stefan Remenkov graduated from the State Academy of Music in 1950 majoring in Composition under Professor Vesselin Stoyanov and Professor Pancho Vladigerov. From 1950 to 1956 he was assistant professor of Music Analysis at the State Academy of Music. He specialised in composition with Aram Hachaturian at the Moscow Conservatoire where he was warmly congratulated on his Concerto for piano and orchestra 1.

He composed over 80 works, among them a ballet; symphonies and other symphony works; two concertos and a concert rhapsody for piano and orchestra; concerto for violoncello and orchestra; concerto-fantasy for violin and orchestra; music for string orchestra; chamber music – piano and string quintet; sonatas for violin and piano, for flute, oboe and piano; six piano sonatas, sonatina and other piano works; choral and children’s songs; film music. Leading symphony orchestras, ensembles and soloists performed his works. A substantial part of them was recorded by the Bulgarian National Radio and the Bulgarian National Television and released on LP.

Works

Stage music:

Ballet:

Nepokornite (Untamed Youth) (1969, last version – 1971).

Choral-orchestral:

Hyperion – poem (ballad) for symphony orchestra with women’s chamber or children’s choir, after Eminescu (translated by Elisaveta Bagriana) (1967).

Dream Cantata (author’s retouch of the symphony poem Phaeton for symphony and women’s or children’s choir, 1968-69).

For symphony orchestra:

Symphony in Classical Style (1960); Children’s Symphony (1961).

Symphonies: 1 (1965); 2 (1968); 3 (1971).

Suite From Distant Lands (1952).

Sinfonietta (1960).

Divertimento (1962).

Symphonic Poem Phaeton based on Ovids Metamorphoses (1966).

Sinfonia Concertante (1968).

Ballet Suite 1 from the ballet Rebellious Youth (1970).

Concertos for:

piano and orchestra 1 (1953), ?2 (1969); violoncello and orchestra (1964).

Concertofantasy for violin and orchestra (1980).

Concert Rhapsody for piano and orchestra (1981).

For string orchestra:

Prelude and Dance (1957).

Chamber music:

Piano Quintet; String Quintet.

String quartets:

1 (1959); 2 (1959-60).

Sonatas for:

violin and piano (1955); flute, oboe and piano (1979).

Watercolour and Humoresqe for violin (viola) and piano (1950).

Vocal music:

Three songs for high voice and piano.

For piano:

Five pieces (1939); Two pieces (1941); Panorama (1948); Sonatina (1949); Ten Preludes (1955); Sonata Concertante (1963-64); Six Sonatas (1944, 1948, 1949, 1958, 1959-62, 1980).

Film music to:

People of Dimitrovgrad, directed by Nikola Korabov (1956).