Slavenski [Stolzer, Štolcer, Štolcer-Slavenski], Josip
- Bojan Bujic
(b Čakovec, May 11, 1896; d Belgrade, Nov 30, 1955). Croatian composer. His father gave him his first instruction in music, then in 1913 he entered the Budapest Conservatory where his teachers included Kodály and Siklós. His studies were interrupted in 1916 by army service and at the end of the war he was forced to return to his father’s business in Čakovec. In 1921 he went to study in Novák’s masterclasses at the Prague Conservatory. Having completed his studies in 1923 he returned to Croatia and taught for a year at the music school of the Zagreb Music Academy. In 1924 he moved to Belgrade, where he stayed for the rest of his life (except for a period in 1925–6 spent in Paris); he taught first at the Stanković School of Music, then at the music school of the Belgrade Academy (1937–45), becoming in 1945...