Stoyanov, Pencho (Tsvetanov)
- Tomi Kurklisijsky
(b Sofia, Feb 9, 1931). Bulgarian composer and musicologist, son of Veselin Stoyanov. He studied the violin with Simeonova (from 1947) and composition with Khadzhiyev and Vladigerov at the Sofia State Academy (1951–6); thereafter he attended the Moscow Conservatory, where his teachers included Protopopov. In his composition, Stoyanov has developed a style that gives priority to text-setting and to using vocal lines as part of an orchestral texture; examples of this are found in the cantata ...