Anatoliy Kos-Anatolsky

1909-1983. Ukraine

Ukrainian composer, People's Artist of Ukraine (1969), laureate of the Taras Shevchenko State Prize of the Ukrainian SSR (1980). Member of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of the 8th and 9th convocations. Brother of the American mechanical engineer Mykhailo Kos.


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The Yabtsyo Jazz Chapel. From left to right: Stepan Humynilovych, Anatol Kos, Leonid Yablonsky, Bohdan Vesolovsky

He was born on December 1, 1909, in the city of Kolomyia, now Ivano-Frankivsk region, to a well-known Galician physician, Yosyp Kos.

While studying at the Stanislav Gymnasium, he created a choir and began recording songs. In 1931, he graduated from the Law Faculty of Lviv University, and in 1934 from the Lviv Conservatory. In the 1930s, together with Leonid Yablonsky, Bohdan Vesolovsky, and Stepan Huminilovych, he was a member of the then popular Yablonsky Jazz Chapel ("Yabtsio Jazz") in the Lviv region. From 1934 to 1937, he taught at the Stryi branch of the Mykola Lysenko Higher Music Institute. In 1938-1939, he worked as a lawyer in the town of Zaliztsi.

His first independent creative work was the musical arrangement of performances of the Lviv Music and Drama Theater (1941). During the war, he was in Western Ukraine. Since 1939, he worked as a concertmaster at the Lviv House of Pioneers and as a teacher at a music school. After the Second World War, he became a member and, from 1951, the chairman of the board of the Lviv regional branch of the Union of Soviet Composers of Ukraine, worked as a concertmaster at the Lviv Drama Theater, and from 1952 - a lecturer at the Mykola Lysenko Lviv Conservatory (from 1973 - professor).

He died on November 30, 1983 in Lviv. He was buried at Lychakiv Cemetery in Lviv (field # 3). The tombstone was made by sculptor Emmanuel Mysko.
Works by.

Anatolii Kos-Anatolskyi was the author of an opera, three ballets, symphonic works, a number of concerts and popular choirs ("Nova Verkhovyna", "On the Carpathian Mountains", etc.), solo songs, and romances. He made extensive use of Lemko song achievements and arranged Lemko songs, which are successfully performed by the Lemkowyna Choir.
List of works

"Toward the Sun" (libretto by Rostyslav Bratun, 1957, 2nd ed. "Zahrava", 1959);


"Dovbush's Shawl (libretto by P. Kovyniev, 1950),
"The Jay's Wing" (libretto by O. Herynovych after I. Franko, 1956),
"Orysia (libretto by O. Herynovych, 1964, 2nd ed. 1967);


"Spring Storms" (libretto by E. Kravchenko, 1960);

Vocal and symphonic works

Cantatas "Long ago that was" (lyrics by Taras Shevchenko, 1961), "Immortal Testament" (lyrics by him, 1963),
Oratorio "From Niagara to the Dnipro" (lyrics by R. Bratun, 1969),
The poem "Lviv Legend" (words by R. Bratunya, 1970) and others;

For symphony orchestra

Suites from his own ballets (1950-1964),
Concert overture "Gaudeamus" (1961),

Instrumental concertos

For piano - 2 concertos (1955, 1962),
Concerto for harp (1954),
Poem for violin and orchestra (1966),
Rhapsody for violin and orchestra "On the Hill" (1982);

For solo instruments

For violin - Transcarpathian Rhapsody (1952), Poem (1962);
For piano - "The Sound of the Verkhovyna" (1954), 12 Preludes (1955), "Hutsul Tokata" (1958), Scherzo (1959), "Bukovyna Suite" (1982);


Romances - "Nightingale Romance" (lyrics by the composer, 1954), "Oh, You, Girl, Are of a Nut Seed" (lyrics by Ivan Franko, 1956), "Oh, I'll Go Between the Mountains" (lyrics by the composer, 1958), "Two Streams from Chornohora" (lyrics by Petrenko), etc.

Songs - "Dumy Nimi" (lyrics by Lesya Ukrainka), "On the Carpathian Mountains", "Meeting on the Stubble" (both based on lyrics by P. Voronko, 1949), "Kolomyia-City" (1954), "Oh, if only I were a falcon" (both based on his own lyrics, 1957), "Hey, Brothers Opryshky" (lyrics by M. Ustianovych, 1965), "Lukashev's Flute" (lyrics by Y. Strutsiuk, 1981).

Pop songs - "White Roses" (lyrics by R. Bratun), tango - "Starry Night" (1965), etc.

Arrangements of folk songs.
Music for theatrical performances.

Musicological works

Kos-Anatolsky A. "S. P. Lyudkevych" - Kyiv, 1951.


2016: Piano music by Anatol Kos-Anatolsky performed by Oleksandr Kozarenko - Lviv, 2016. 56 min. 43 sec.

Orders, awards and honors

Order of Lenin
Order of the Red Banner of Labor
Order of Friendship of Peoples
Laureate of the Stalin Prize of the USSR (1951)
Laureate of the Taras Shevchenko State Prize of the Ukrainian SSR (1980)

Honoring him

A street in the Sykhiv district of Lviv.

Kos-Anatolsky Music School No. 3 in Ivano-Frankivsk

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