Robert Kurka

Biography

Born: December 22, 1921; Illinois   Died: December 12, 1957; New York, NY  
An American composer whose untimely death cut short a promising career. Kurka's opera =Good Soldier Schweik= is one of the important 20th-century works in this genre. His style is reminiscent of those of Prokofiev and Shostakovitch. An American composer whose untimely death cut short a promising career. Kurka's opera =Good Soldier Schweik= is one of the important 20th-century works in this genre. His style is reminiscent of those of Prokofiev and Shostakovitch. Read less
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