He has written stage works, concertos for solo instrument and orchestra, cantatas, choral works and songs, as well as chamber music for various compositions.
ANATOLY KOS-ANATOLSKY (1909 Kolomyja – 1983 Lviv) graduated in law from Lviv University in 1931. He also studied piano at the Lysenko Music Institute, and composition with Vasyl Barvinsky and Adam Soltys at the Lviv Conservatory, from which he graduated in 1934. He was a music teacher, a lecturer since 1952, and a professor at the Lviv Conservatory since 1973. He was also Chairman of the Lviv Branch of the Composers’ Union of Ukraine.
His work was never innovative in nature. Nevertheless, Kos-Anatolsky shows in it a good sense of musical narrative, often inspired by folklore, especially Hutsul. He is the author of stage works (ballets, opera), concertos for solo instrument and orchestra, cantatas, choral works and songs, as well as chamber pieces for various ensembles. Today, his songs, which combine the color of Ukrainian folklore with vocal virtuosity, are particularly popular with performers.