Petko Stajnow

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Petko Gruew Stajnow ( Bulgarian Петко Груев Стайнов ; born November 19 . Jul / 1. December  1896 greg. In Kazanlak ; † 25. June 1977 in Sofia ) was a Bulgarian composer .

Petko Stajnows grave in the Sofia Central Cemetery


Stajnow, who went blind as a child at the age of ten, trained as a pianist and composer at the Dresden Conservatory . From 1927 to 1941 he was a piano teacher at the State Institute for the Blind in Sofia. In addition, from 1933 to 1944 he was chairman of the Bulgarian composers 'association for contemporary music and head of the Bulgarian singers' association and from 1941 to 1944 director of the National Opera . From 1946 to 1953 he worked as a music councilor in the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture.

He composed two symphonies , two symphonic poems , two orchestral suites , a scherzo, a concert and a youth overture , chamber music works, choral works, dances, song cycles, songs and folk song arrangements .


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Individual evidence

  1. a b Svetlana Nejčeva:  Stajnov, Petko. In: Ludwig Finscher (Hrsg.): The music in past and present . Second edition, personal section, volume 16 (Strata - Villoteau). Bärenreiter / Metzler, Kassel et al. 2006, ISBN 3-7618-1136-5  ( online edition , subscription required for full access)
  2. Biography at Petko Gruev Staynov Foundation (English)
  3. a b CV on Petko Staynov: Music & Legacy (English)
  4. Life and work at Union of Bulgarian Composers (Bulgarian)