Music from the Balkans

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Music from the Balkans

Post by alegitor » Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:22 pm

Hi,

Hope this thread might be an interesting addition. Most of the material I am going to post is perhaps of known scores, but I hope some new stuff may appear as well. Music by the greatest composers like Vladigerov and Enescu is intentionally omitted here, as those are an already exploited territory.

Vesselin Stoyanov's pieces attached here, this is an Album intended as a teaching material for young pianists.

(b Shumen, 20 April 1902; d Sofia, 29 June 1969). Bulgarian composer. A pupil of Schmidt in Vienna, he was a reflective composer whose works are distinguished by classical, formal logic, monumental scale, expressiveness and rich orchestration; they include three operas, symphonies, piano concertos and chamber music. Brother of the famous pedagoge Andrey Stoyanov, who was the teacher of many distinguished Bulgarian pianists.
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Post by alegitor » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:18 pm

Stoyanov - 3 Pieces.

Attachment was not complete, sorry. Removed it from here and posted again in a new message in this thread.
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Post by alegitor » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:26 pm

Dimitar Nenov (December 19, 1901 in Razgrad – August 30, 1953 in Sofia) was a Bulgarian pianist, composer, music pedagogue and architect. He studied music and architecture in Dresden, and attended masterclasses of Egon Petri. Nenov was a piano professor at the Sofia Conservatoire where he taught piano to noted Bulgarian pianists Genko Genov, Svetla Protich, Lazar Nikolov, Trifon Silyanovski, and many others.

A communist regime was installed in Bulgaria on September 9, 1944, a date that marked the end of World War II in Bulgaria. It was tough time then for Bulgarian culture. Prof. Nenov was fired abruptly from the Conservatoire, due to allegations of "having performed piano compositions by 'Nazi' composer Richard Wagner". Following a strong public outcry, he was reluctantly restored back to his position.

In 1953, when Prof. Nenov was already very sick and dying, one of his rivals- a communist protege- was appointed to Director of the Bulgarian National Radio, and soon afterwards he ordered to have all of Prof. Nenov's musical recordings erased and destroyed. Because of such ruthless hate crime that remained unpunished, only one single live recording of Prof. Nenov remains available today, in the archives of the Hungarian National Radio.
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Post by alegitor » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:40 pm

Paul Constantinescu, Romanian composer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Constantinescu

I understand that his music is still under copyright, but scores are extremely hard to obtain. If Moderators consider posting his music here an infringement, please remove the attached, NMS.
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Post by oren segev » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:54 pm

Nenov-Toccata (nms)
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Post by alegitor » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:07 pm

Lazar Nikolov, Bulgarian composer, graduated from the State Academy of Music in Sofia majoring in Piano and Composition under Professor Dimitar Nenov (1946) and Professor Pancho Vladigerov (1947). He taught Chamber Music at the National Music High-School in Sofia (1957) and Score Reading at the State Academy of Music (1961). He was promoted full professor in 1980. From 1992 to 1999 he chaired the Union of Bulgarian Composers.

He composed two operas; six symphonies; three concertos; Metamorphoses 1-4 and other chamber works; symphonies for 13 strings and other works for symphony, chamber and string orchestra; 25 sonatas for various instruments; choral songs; music to over 30 film and theatre performances composed during the period 1954-68.

His work played an important role in the development of the Bulgarian music in the second half of the 20th century. Together with Konstantin Iliev, he was among the pioneers of the Bulgarian music vanguard.
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Post by oren segev » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:11 pm

Some more by Nenov
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Nenov D - Theme & Variations for Piano.pdf
Nenov - Song for Piano.pdf
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Post by alegitor » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:22 pm

Liubomir Pipkov, Bulgarian composer, belongs to the second generation of Bulgarian composers. He was among the founding members of the Contemporary Music Society (1933), the predecessor of the Union of Bulgarian Composers. His impressive versatility as a composer, literary man and poet, journalist and public figure, pedagogue and socially involved artist with progressive ideas made his name as one of the leading personalities in the music culture and the intellectual elite in Bulgaria in the period 1930s-1970s.

He studied Piano with Ivan Torchanov and Henrich Visner. He graduated from the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris majoring in Composition under Paul Ducas and Nadia Boulanger and Piano under Yvonne Lef?bure. He returned to Bulgaria in 1932 and worked as accompanist at the Sofia Opera and was also actively involved in the work of the newly founded Contemporary Music Society. From 1944 to 1948 he was Director of the Sofia Opera. In 1948 he was appointed Professor of Vocal Ensembles at the State Academy of Music. He began publishing the magazine Music (1948) (siuce 1953 which was later renamed Bulgarian Music) and participated in a number of congresses and international juries. From 1945 to 1954 he chaired the Union of Bulgarian Composers.
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Post by alegitor » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:23 pm

oren segev wrote:Some more by Nenov
With many thanks to
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Thanks, Oren. Actually the Song & Musette are pieces from the Miniatures which I posted before here.

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Post by alegitor » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:27 pm

Tzvetan Tzvetanov, Bulgarian composer, studied Violin with Professor Vladimir Avramov. He graduated from the State Academy of Music majoring in Composition under Professor Parashkev Hadjiev and Professor Pancho Vladigerov. He worked as music publications editor at the Central House of the Bulgarian Armed Forces (1956-58). In 1956 he joined the staff of the State Academy of Music as a lecturer in Harmony, in 1976 he became professor of Composition and Harmony. He was Secretary of the Union of Bulgarian Composers (1976-77).
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