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KRALEV, Stoyan - Conductors

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St. JOHN KOUKOUZELES - ORTHODOX CHANTS

St. JOHN KOUKOUZELES - ORTHODOX CHANTS
ID: GD101
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Cathedral Choir

The release presents both traditions. The chants have been recorded by church choirs, as well as choirs whose repertoire includes a lot of East Orthodox music.
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Peter Dinev - Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Peter Dinev - Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
ID: GD120
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Liturgy

The release contains one of the most significant compositions of Peter Dinev - a person with great services to the preservation and research of medieval Bulgarian music. As a musicologist and pedagogue, he dedicated himself to Orthodox music. For many years Dinev worked on the "translation" of the ecclesiastic characters into modern linear notation, which created opportunities for a number of liturgical works from the first centuries of Christianity in Bulgaria to be included in the repertoire. The recorded tracks are the composer's elaboration of old Orthodox chants done with mastership and inspiration. By interweaving of voices and timbres, the conductor, Stoyan Kralev has outlined the beauty of the choral songs laying the stress on the contrast between the sonority and elevation of the solo participation in prayers, rich in tenderness, humbleness and faith. With their emotionality and abundance of vocal skills and musical nuances the performances of Madrigal Chamber Choir draw the listener's attention, filling his heart with good will, kindness and love for people and God.

Soloist:
Bovarian, Alis - 1, 3, 4-7, 12, 14
Pankova, Nikolina - 1, 4-7, 10
Kostov, Sasho - 1, 2, 4-10
Alexander Darliev - 14
Karoleeva, Snezhana 14
Tsaneva, Iolanta 14
Gambourtsev, Dimitry 14

Digitally recorded in St. Alexander Cathedral in March 1998
Balance G. Nedyalkov, editing V. Ivanov
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SOFIA "MADRIGAL" CHOIR - Monteverdi - Gesualdo - Schütz - STOYAN KRALEV, conductor

SOFIA "MADRIGAL" CHOIR - Monteverdi - Gesualdo - Schütz - STOYAN KRALEV, conductor
ID: GD174
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Baroque
Subcollection: Choir

The CD includes works by famous composers from the epoch of late-Renaissance and Baroque. Claudio Monteverdi, the creator of the first important operas in the history of Europe's art of music, is represented by eight works. The songs and the psalms performed by the Sofia Madrigal Choir, specialised in the interpretation of Renaissance and Baroque music, demonstrate not only Monteverdi's exceptional ability to develop polyphonic compositions but also his mastery of the new emotional style strongly influenced by Italian folklore. Secular or sacred, these works are imbued with a sincere emotion and with the humanistic spirit of the time. They demonstrate a new attitude towards the text set to music and the melodic invention of Monteverdi, who lived and worked in the second half of the 16th and the first half of the 17th centuries. Carlo Gesulado, his near contemporary, also created models of madrigal art, sparkling with creative wit and invention, featuring virtuosity and poetry. And next to them ranks the German composer Heinrich Schutz, who laid the foundations of the Baroque style in German music. He is the author of many remarkable sacred works - passions, masses, madrigals, an opera, one ballet, vocal and instrumental opuses. The CD contains some of his secular songs, admirable for their melodiousness and beautiful vocal texture.


Soloists: Vanilia Kissyova (soprano), Nikolina Pankova (soprano), Assya Ivanova (soprano), Alis Bovarian (alto), Valentin Vassilev (tenor), Konstantin Marinski (bass), Stoyanka Slavova (harpsichord, spinet, organ), Vesselina Korchakova (spinet), Angel Stankov (violin), Yossif Radionov (violin), Bogomil Karakonov (cello), Nikolai Tonev (lute)
Stoyan Kralev, conductor
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APOSTOL NIKOLAEV-STROUMSKY - Liturgy

APOSTOL NIKOLAEV-STROUMSKY - Liturgy
ID: GD178
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Cathedral Choir

Prof. Stoyan Kralev is the founder of the Madrigal Choir, whose main objective is to popularise Renaissance and Baroque vocal art, as well as to present the most valuable pieces of Bulgarian and Slavic church singing. The Liturgy in this CD includes basic and traditional chants, arranged according to the canons of East-Orthodox Christianity. The fourteen parts are brilliant choral arrangements by Apostol Nikolaev-Stroumsky based on ages-old melodies and liturgical texts from the respective moments of the religious service. A long-standing chorus-master of the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Nikolaev-Stroumsky harmonized the old tunes with much taste and creative attitude. The Liturgy breathes spiritual elevation and purity, and devotion to God. The choir and the soloists interpret the style of the work with mastery and inspiration.
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BULGARIAN CHORAL ART - Vol. 2

BULGARIAN CHORAL ART - Vol. 2
ID: GD270
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Choral Collection
Subcollection: Choir

This is the second album of the Bulgarian Choral Art series (Vol. 1 - GD 244). The programme includes works by Bulgarian composers, created as arrangements on the basis of original folk melodies or inspired by the Bulgarian folk music traditions. Ever since their foundation, the choirs in Bulgaria included in their repertoires mainly medleys of Bulgarian folk songs. Since then dates the close connection between choral creativity and performance, and the folk song became one of the main intonational sources. Many of the folk-based songs thus created became emblematic for Bulgarian choral art.
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MNOGAYA LETA

MNOGAYA LETA
ID: GD313
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Sacred Music
Subcollection: Choir

Christian musical tradition in Bulgaria dates back long before Christianity was established as an official state religion (865). According to some records a Christian church convention took place in Serdica (Sofia) in the 4th century. It is believed that the church chants of that time differed from the Byzantium church music. When East Orthodox religion was adopted as a state religion in Bulgaria, King Boris I put an end to this tradition. The Byzantium liturgical services and chants were enforced. Byzantium church music was dominant up to the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century, in spite of the recurrent resistance of various groups of society. However, a few sources from that time show that there were attempts to create Bulgarian church music. The works of St. John Koukouzeles date from that time (13-14th c.). This tendency for developing Bulgarian church music was stopped when the country went under Ottoman rule (14th c.). At the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century a new movement for reviving the Bulgarian church tradition began. Some Byzantium chants were translated into Slavonic language, and parallel to that original Bulgarian Orthodox chants were created. After the liberation from the Ottoman rule (1878), the service liturgies of the Russian Orthodox Church became dominant. A large number of Bulgarian composers wrote works for the church. They used elements of Old Bulgarian chants and reached the level of the Russian liturgical music. Dobri Hristov, for example, wrote liturgies dedicated to priests and they are still performed at church services. In his first liturgy of St. John Chrysostom he uses Old Bulgarian intonations.
The liturgical chants of Dobri Hristov, Peter Dinev, Apostol Nikolaev-Stroumsky, etc. are a inherent part of church services, just as the Russian chants by Alexander Grechaninov, Pavel Chesnokov, Nikolai Bakhmetiev …

Soloists: Orlin Anastassov, Alis Bovarian, Nikolina Pankova, Sasho Kostov, Alexander Deyanov, Peter Petrov, Martin Pashovski, Vanilia Kissyova, Yuri Lefedjiev, Sunai Mouratov, Konstantin Mirinski, Nicola Ghiuselev, Priest Boncho Chakov, Protodeacon Stefan Markov, Iskander Turiare, Dimiter Bonev

With the participation of: The Seven Saints Choir, conductor Dimitar Grigorov, Sofia Priest Choir, conductor Kiril Popov, Sofia Orthodox Choir, conductor Miroslav Popsavov, Madrigal Sofia Chamber Choir, conductor Stoyan Kralev, Sofia Armenian Choir, conductor Bedros Papazian, Mixed Choir, conductor Miroslav Popsavov
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