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VOICES OF EXILE - Richard Blackford

VOICES OF EXILE - Richard Blackford
ID: QTZ2018
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subkolektion: Voices and Orchestra

World Premiere recording of Richard Blackford's acclaimed new secular oratorio based on songs, poems and recordings from countries around the world where issues of exile and freedom are dominant themes.
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MIRROR OF PERFECTION - Richard Blackford

MIRROR OF PERFECTION - Richard Blackford
ID: QTZ2046
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subkolektion: Choir

Music by Richard Blackford Texts by St Francis of Assisi

Mirror of Perfection

Mirror of Perfection was commissioned by the Royal Ballet School and first performed at the Royal College of Music in March 1996. The words are settings of hitherto unknown poems by St Francis of Assisi and cover a wide expressive and emotional range: from hope to despair, longing to serene acceptance, love to bitterness, delight in Creation to an impassioned plea for peace amongst mankind. In the sixth of the seven parts the word "amore" appears no less than forty-eight times in a passacaglia setting of immense power and vocal dynamism. The cantata is no pious word-setting of an ancient saint; rather it is a passionate and vibrant evocation of a man who remains a symbol of hope in an age of spiritual emptiness and cultural decline.

It is paradoxical that the tiny chapel of the Porziuncula in which St Francis found solitude for much of his life was, four centuries later, overlayed in marble and gilt and enclosed within the massive superstructure of the church of Santa Maria delle Angeli. That the simplicity and goodness for which he stood should have survived the pomp of his canonization, the commercialization of Assisi and what in our world passes for glorification is nothing short of a miracle. Yet Francis remains a beacon of spiritual light in our technological, ego-based, psychologically-oriented twentieth century, and suggests that perhaps it is only poetry and the celebration of life in all its beauty and horror that offers any possibility of redemption as we face the new millennium.

During the composition I returned again and again to the image of Francis' little chapel, stripping away everything inessential, rhetorical, searching within for music that was a mirror of the saint's simple and profound delight in Creation.
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RAINA KABAIVANSKA IN CONCERT

RAINA KABAIVANSKA IN CONCERT
ID: GD166
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Voices and Orchestra

This CD contains some of the few Bulgarian recordings of the celebrated opera singer. It is a combination of performances made at different times and with different orchestras. Kabaivanska has made a selection of crown performances in her artistic career. It is a fact well-known to opera-music fans that after Maria Callas she is considered to be the greatest interpreter of the part of Tosca, as well as those of Adriana Lecouvreur, Mimi from "La Boheme", Elisabeth from "Don Carlos". Thus the CD acquires the value of a retrospective registration of Kabaivanska's vocal style in a later stage of her artistic career.
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MUSIC OF GIDEON WALDROP - COMPOSITIONS - Sofia Philharmonic - REMUS GEORGESCU, conducting

MUSIC OF GIDEON WALDROP - COMPOSITIONS - Sofia Philharmonic - REMUS GEORGESCU, conducting
ID: GD155
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Voices and Orchestra

Gideon Waldrop (b. 1919, Texas) is presented in this release with five compositions created in the decades after World War II: Symphony No. 1 (1951), Suite for Orchestra from the Southwest (1964), Songs of the Southwest for Baritone and Chamber Orchestra (1983), Prelude and Fugue (1963), and Pressures (1955). In the compositions one can clearly trace the influence of the American folklore and, according to the composer's words, that of the Mexican songs, Waldrop's skills in orchestration, as well as the combination of primitive melodies and interesting modal patterns, the counter-pointing European techniques and his mastery in building up complicated polyphonic figures.
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GEORGI ARNAOUDOV - COMPOSITIONS

GEORGI ARNAOUDOV - COMPOSITIONS
ID: GD187
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Voices and Orchestra

Georgi Arnaoudov is a composer who stood out in the generation which entered Bulgarian musical life in the 1980s. His works are marked by originality evident in both the manner of structuring and the characteristic features of sound-combinations, modes and timbres. He is the author of symphonies, concerto opuses, ballets and a number of chamber-instrumental works. What interests him most are the deep roots of Bulgarian folk music, Gregorian religious art, as well as the ancient Asian cultures. For his CD he has selected some of his most popular compositions, which have been included in the repertoire of recording companies and a number of Bulgarian instrumentalists. Titles like "The Circle of Rites", "Ritual" suggest the author's ambition to give new musical meaning to ancient messages, carried on throughout the centuries. Each of the compositions begins in a peculiar way, from one tone only; then it becomes a thread, which - being drawn out, twisted and re-twisted - turns the initial "silence" and inaction into an exciting musical flow and ends into the "silence" from the beginning again.


Soloists: Emilia Maximova (soprano), Christo Pavlov (flute), Boyan Vodenicharov (piano), Kalina Krusteva (cello)
Musica Nova Ensemble
Plamen Djouroff, conductor
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CANCIONES SEPHARADICAS - Alta, alta es la luna

CANCIONES SEPHARADICAS - Alta, alta es la luna
ID: GD210
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Vocal and Piano

The famous Bulgarian composer Jules Levy has adapted for voice and piano several Sephardic songs (the songs of the Jews who lived in Spain and Portugal). Banished from there in the 15th century they settled in different parts of Eastern Europe, in particular in Bulgaria. Jules Levy, a Sephardic Jew himself, has transformed skillfully the melodies, lyrical and dancing in character, into wonderful musical creations. These are songs of love, youth, beauty, songs which have been carried from generation to generation through the centuries.
The programme includes nineteen songs, performed in Ladino. Each of them is memorable because of the lovely interpretation of the two performers, and the taste and mastership with which they recreate the character and the moods that are mostly amorous-nostalgic but also lively and vivacious. This CD documents part of an original folk legacy.

Julia Milanova-Steiner, soprano
Nina Aladjem, piano

Recorded in Bulgaria Concert Hall, Sofia, July 1999
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PASSING WITH THE TIME - Popular Bulgarian Folk Songs

PASSING WITH THE TIME - Popular Bulgarian Folk Songs
ID: GD295
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Folk Music

Recorded in MS Music Agency Studio, USA, 2001-2003

The new release "Passing with the Time" makes an interesting accent in the catalogue of Gega New. The CD includes songs which are popular and loved by listeners, and have been recorded close to the original works - by using voice without accompaniment, or only one instrument, or voice and instrument. The programme is a result of a two-years' work by Milen Slavov, who is composer, music producer, accordionist and has been living in the USA since 1997. Milen Slavov taught at the California University of Los Angeles and has twice received Performing Arts Fellowships in Music Composition; from the California Arts Council, and the Mississippi Arts Commission. The programme also contains the performance of Zhivka Papancheva - a singer, who has also been living in the USA for some years now and takes part in all concerts of Milen Salvov. Some other colleagues of his from Bulgaria are also featured - Petyo Kostadinov (who is at present soloist of the Bulgarian National Radio Folk Orchestra), Lyuben Dossev (who currently teaches at the Academy of Music and Dance Arts in Plovdiv, and is also conductor of Ensemble Trakia's Orchestra), and Teodor Dimitrov.
The release stresses especially on the ancient vocal and instrumental performance, reminiscent of the unique and authentic Bulgarian folklore style.

Performed by: Milen Slavov (accordion), Zhivka Papancheva (vocals), Petyo Kostadinov (gaida), Lyuben Dossev (kaval), Teodor Dimitrov (gadulka)
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GROZDANA - Trakia Folk Ensemble - Plovdiv

GROZDANA - Trakia Folk Ensemble - Plovdiv
ID: GD228
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Folk Music

During the 1950s, musical life in Bulgaria witnessed a phenomenon which opened up a new stage in the development of Bulgarian folk music: the establishment of the first State Ensemble for Folk Songs and Dances "Philip Koutev". The phenomenon was quick to win numerous admirers and followers. Similar ensembles uniting the talent of numerous singers and instrumentalists, composers, conductors and choreographers cropped up throughout Bulgaria. And when the art of these ensembles had reached its both national and international triumph, the Trakia Folk Ensemble - Plovdiv emerged, to show that there exist other ways and means of presenting the Bulgarian folklore. Its founders, Prof. Kiril Djenev (one of the leading choreographers in Bulgaria) and Stefan Mutafchiev (a talented composer of non-traditional musical ideas), laid their hopes on the young (the average age of the company is 22 years), the professional training of each of the performers and, first and foremost, on syncretism, the main characteristic of traditional art. Their first stage appearance literally set the audience on fire! Everyone from the ensemble sang, played a musical instrument and danced on the stage. The audience witnessed a true folk show. And it has been so for 25 years now! Although the directors and conductors of the ensemble have changed, the ensemble's young and innovative spirit has been preserved.
The programme of this jubilee album released by Gega New is diverse and selected with much taste. It varies from the deep tribute in respect to Stefan Moutafchiev, one of Trakia Ensemble's founders, through the works of the already established composers Kosta Kolev and Krassimir Kyurkchiiski, to the music of the younger Todor Prashtakov, Tsvetan Tsvetkov, among others. The ensemble's directors together with soloists, choir and orchestra represent with mastery and inspiration the different folk regions of the country (Thrace and Strandja, the Rhodope Mountains, the Shoppe region, the Pirin region and North Bulgaria).

Director and choreographer: Daniela Djeneva
Conductor of the choir: Dimiter Hristov
Conductor of the orchestra: Tsvetan Tsvetkov

Soloists: Maria Tsvetkova, Stanka Argirova-Kurshumova, Peter Zahariev (tamboura), Mitko Popov (tarambuka and tupan), Ulyana Raikova, Rumyana Angelova, Peter Kostadinov (bagpipe), Zlatka Stefanova, Boika Sekeranova, Temenuga Mincheva
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ACADEMIC FOLK CHOIR - OF THE PLOVDIV ACADEMU - OF MUSIC AND DANCE ARTS

ACADEMIC FOLK CHOIR - OF THE PLOVDIV ACADEMU - OF MUSIC AND DANCE ARTS
ID: GD229
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Folk Music

"Extraordinary finesse of performance", "crystal sound", "refined manner of sound production", "artistic freedom", "stable intonation" - these are only part of the definitions that Bulgarian and foreign critics give to the interpretations of the choir. The Flemish critic Hugo Heugebard exclaims: "… Ms. Spassova's conducting is exciting and masterful … from a little song, she creates a masterpiece…"
Founded in 1980, the Academic Folk Choir gained fame in a relatively short period of time with its high artistic level and highly professional approach to interpretation. The choir has been at the forefront of the "new folklore wave", a phenomenon characterized by folk intonations, asymmetrical rhythms and enrichment of musical folklore with contemporary expressive means. The achievements of the choir are due mainly to its conductor professor Vassilka Spassova and her assistants. Mrs. Spassova is respected both as a conductor and lecturer. Her lectures on the problems of Bulgarian choral art and arrangement of folk songs have evoked great interest in a number of prestigious music institutions and universities in Poland, the USA, Switzerland, Sweden, etc. Many works have been written especially for the choir. A part of them are included in the present release: Mehmetyo, My Love by Ivan Spassov, Pilentse pee by Krassimir Kyurkchiyski, The Sun Sets by Nikolai Stoikov, Listni se goro by Stefan Moutafchiev, and many others, a real example of great professionalism.


Vassilka Spassova, chief conductor
Kostadin Bouradjiev, conductor
Hristina Vuleva and Radka Stefanova, choirmasters
Soloists: Veselka Stambolieva, Tanya Doseva, Tsonka Dimitrova, Diana Ivanova, Reneta Georgieva, Stoimenka Uchikova, Danka Tsvetkova
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KALUDI KALUDOV - VERDI RECITAL

KALUDI KALUDOV - VERDI RECITAL
ID: GD271
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Kolektion: Vocal CollectionSubkolektion: Voices and Orchestra

Sofia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Metodi Matakiev, conductor

"Such a voice has not been heard for many years lately - crystal-clear in all ranges, reminiscent of the young Carlo Bergonzi …" - these are lines from an Italian review. Kaludi Kaludov delights the critics and the audience not only in Italy, but all over the world. His international career is really impressive: Great Britain, Austria, Italy, France, and in 1985 a contract with La Scala in Milan. He is also well-known in Gernmany, Spain, the USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazilia, Japan, etc. as well as on many prestigious international festivals in Europe, Asia and America. He has appeared in performances with the world's most famous singers for the last 15 years and conductors like Claudio Abbado, Charles Mackeras, Riccardo Mutti, Fabio Luisi, etc. His repertoire includes over 60 tenor parts in operas by Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti, Rossini, Bellini, Bizet, Ponchielli, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Giordano, and from the Russian classics - Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky. The tenor's concert repertoire features an impressive list of works including Requiems by Mozart and Verdi, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Stabat Mater by Rossini and Dvorak, along with Janacek's Glagolitic Mass. His numerous recordings have been released on many labels and he has also recorded for radio stations and video programmes. Parallel to his engagements on the world opera stages, Kaludi Kaludov also has an active teaching career mainly in Poland and Bulgaria.
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