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PIPKOV, Lyubomir - Composers

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Composer: PIPKOV, Lyubomir


ID: GD273
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

Plamen Djouroff, conductor

Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble was founded in 1962. Since its foundation 40 years ago it has been conducted by Vassil Kazandjiev (1964-1978), Emil Tabakov (1979-1988) and its present conductor - Plamen Djouroff, who has been connected with the work of the ensemble since 1988. Sofia Soloists has preserved throughout the years its image of an elite formation with an exceptionally rich repertoire from the 16-20th centuries, including works by Bulgarian composers. The present release features four pieces composed during the 1970s-1990s. Symphony No 4 by Lyubomir Pipkov (1904-1974) was written in the last years of the composer's life (1970). For this composition his choice fell on the chamber expression of the string orchestra. Meditations by Lazar Nikolov (b. 1922) was written for string quartet (1970) and a year later it was revised for string orchestra. Microsymphony (1922) by Dimitar Tapkoff (b. 1929) brings out the most concentrated expression of the symphonic model. The work is dedicated to Arthur Honegger and the use of his initials A, H has not only tonal and constructive role but also introduces semantically the question of tradition and stability of musical values. Requiem for an Unknown Young Man for 13 stringed instruments (1968) by Simeon Pironkov (1927-1999) combines the European liturgical choral tradition and the composition and technical devices of aleatory music. Sofia Soloists' conductor, Plamen Djouroff (b. 1949), graduated from the Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of Music in Sofia. He furthered his studies in conducting at the Vienna Academy of Music under Karl Osterreicher. Besides being conductor of Sofia Soloists, Mr. Djouroff is also one of the outstanding Bulgarian composers. His works have been performed and released in Bulgaria and abroad.
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Vassil Arnaudov and Sofia Chamber Choir - Bulgarian Composers

Vassil Arnaudov  and Sofia Chamber Choir - Bulgarian Composers
ID: GD284
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

The conductor Vassil Arnaudov is an example of high musical culture and mastership in the development of Bulgarian conductor art. Even today, 12 years after his death, we still remember his top achievements. During his creative art he visited many places in Bulgaria so as to help a lot of conductors and choirs. He passed his knowledge with deep love to his students, and a number of them have become famous choir conductors. His greatest achievement is with the Sofia Chamber Choir and the “Rodina” Choir in Rousse. Part of the magnificent performances of the Sofia Chamber Choir have been included in the present release, which is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Vassil Arnaudov’s birth. The programme features Bulgarian composers, whom the conductor had a great respect for. His collaboration with different composers has often provoked the creation of works specially written for the Sofia Chamber Choir. Admirers of choral singing will find some of them in the present release.
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PAVEL GERDJIKOV - Opera Arias & Duets

PAVEL GERDJIKOV - Opera Arias & Duets
ID: GD331
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Opera & Vocal Collection
Subcollection: Voices and Orchestra

The Bulgarian opera school is well-known throughout the world. Many Bulgarian opera singers perform at the most renowned opera stages and impress with their performance. One of them is the bass Pavel Gerdjikov. What makes him different from other famous Bulgarian singers is that he builds his career mainly in Bulgaria along with his numerous guest-performances which have made him world-famous.
Pavel Gerdjikov has taken an interest in music ever since his early childhood: he had violin and piano lessons, played in orchestras, sang in choirs, conducted… He studied at the Sofia Academy of Music under Prof. Anna Todorova and Prof. Ilia Yosifov and as he admits himself, many of his teachers in theoretical subjects left a lasting influence upon him: Prof. Stoyan Djudjev, Lyubomir Pipkov, Dragan Kardjiev. His first appointment was in the Berlin Comische Oper. In 1962 he was enlisted with the Sofia Opera and since then he has participated in all its productions. He has performed with the greatest opera names in Bulgaria: Lyubomir Bodurov, Dimitar Uzunov, Nikolai Ghiaurov, Nikola Nikolov, Alexandrina Milcheva, Raina Kabaivanska, Valeri Popova, Dimitar Petkov, Assen Selimsky, Milkana Nikolova, Liliana Bareva … He has worked with renowned conductors and directors in many countries world-wide: in almost all big European opera theatres and stages, in Japan, Australia, America. In one of his interviews Pavel Gerdjikiv mentions some of his participations: Don Juan - the performances in Salzburg with the Mozarteum Orchestra, The Queen of Spades in Gleinborn, some of his concerts in Melbourne and Sydney, the Tchaikovsky recital at the Richter Festival in Moscow. In the Mozart Sal in Vienna he sang in Shostakovich’s 14th Symphony, which was a premiere of the work outside the then USSR.
His repertoire includes all famous traditional bass parts. But besides them, he participates as a soloist in Bulgarian opera and cantata-oratorial works. He is deeply convinced that “it is impossible for a person to become a complete actor, singer or musician if he lacks in his own national musical culture… When I started studying at the Academy, I sang songs by Dobri Hristov, Pancho Vladigerov, Lyubomir Pipkov, Goleminov. After that I started singing the Fourth Symphony and The Boyana Master by Konstantin Iliev, The Apology of Socrates by Simeon Pironkov, Pentagram for bass and orchestra by Ivan Marinov. Still later I turned to the songs cycle “Foreign Poets” by Lyubomir Pipkov, and then I began to get interested in Shostakovich, his 13th and 14th Symphony… Thanks to the Bulgarian music, I began to get interested in Honegger, Bartok, Britten, Shostakovich (also the songs). Bulgarian music provoked me and opened my mind to the foreign contemporary music.
Pavel Gerdjikov is also an opera director. His preferences in this field are connected not only with the classical opera repertoire, but also with contemporary Bulgarian and foreign music. Besides developing his career as a singer and a director, Pavel Gerdjikov devotes a lot of time to his teaching activity. In 1970 he started teaching at the Academy of Music in Sofia and he is still one of the most loved teachers among the students. This is not surprising, having in mind that he is a great actor and a highly-accomplished person, with an affinity to the refined style of speaking. His students have the opportunity to know a really encyclopaedic personality, who reveals to them the vast world of art.

With the participation of: Milkana Nikolova, Liliana Bareva, Mincho Popov, Assen Selimsky
Chamber Orchestra, Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductors: Pasquale Rispoli, Alexander Vladigerov, Vassil Stefanov, Mihail Angelov
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