Makedonski, Kiril (1925-1984), his real surname Vangleov, Macedonian composer, one of the most remarkable representatives of the second generation of Macedonian composers.
Persuaded by his father and as a result of his musical talent, he started to study a violin at the age of 11.After finishing his elementary and secondary education in 1947, he enrolled at the Music Academy in Zagreb in the class of Krsto Odak, then in Sarajevo in the class of Ivo Brankovik. He defended his master thesis on the field of the composition in Ljubljana at the composer Lucijan Skerjani. He was six months resident in Warsaw in 1970, as a scholarship student of the Polish government and in 1974 he completed the International course for contemoporary music in Darmstat. Parallel with his composing, he was involved in the pedagogical activity and in the last years of his life, special accent was put upon the research in the field of the music psychology, more concrete - music therapy. Large part of his knowledge is presented in types of essays, in front of the foreign public, for which he received international recognitions. He is author of the first Macedonian opera Goce"( in four acts, 1954) with large historical importance for the Macedonian music and which represents a huge step ahead in conquering over the biggest music forms by our authors. Not taking into consideration the other things, it springs from our exist-ence, our folk music, reviving part of our historical past on the scene. K.Makedonski is author of two other music works: "Czar Samuil" (1968), where he reached his creative tops and with its first performance caused positive reactions; and "Ilinden" (1973) by which he rounded up his opera opus and his permanent interest for topics from Macedonian national history. He is one the first Macedonian composers of symphonies - symphonic poem "Dancer" (1951). Later there are five more symphonies (1956/78) and opus of other compositions that belong to different types: chamber (more than ten), choir (twenty), children songs, film music( for ten short-length and three long-length films) music for (ten) plays. He was preoccupied with the idea to create Macedonian national style, based on the characteristics of the folk music and on its synthesis with the music - technical achievements of music in XX century. He is winner of many international awards and recognitions.
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authors: Lence Andonovska, Naume Gorgievski, Blagoj Nikolov, Trajko Ognenovski, Gordana Pesevska, Aneta Stefanovska, Svetlana Taleska ; translation in english Vesna Milevska.
NIUL "St. Clement Ohridski": Municipality of Bitola