Njagul Tumangelov received his musical education at the Music School for Gifted Children in Sofia and then went on to study at the National Academy of Music in Sofia, in the class of the renowned violin pedagogue Professor Boyan Lechev. He began his career as the principal concertmaster of Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1969 he received the position of principal concertmaster of the Austrian Radio and Television, and after that – of the Bavarian Radio and Television.

He is the founder and primarius of the Austrian Radio and Television string quartet, which is famous for its virtuosic performances of contemporary music. In the 1980s he began working also as a conductor. In 1990 he received the title “professor” for special merits to the Austrian music culture.

Gega New has released two compact discs which present the musician as a violinist and a conductor. Together with Bojidar Noev he recorded in 2000 Three Sonatas by Villa-Lobos (GD 224), and in 2008 he conducted Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (GD 332).

The new programme of the performer was recorded again in cooperation with Bojidar Noev and the Munich Rundfunkorchestra conducted by Heinz Wallberg.

BRUCH · ZAMECNIK · VLADIGEROV

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  • Track Listing

    MAX BRUCH

    Concerto No. 2 in D for violin and orchestra, Op. 44

    [1] Adagio ma non troppo 12’ 21’’

    [2] Allegro moderato 4’34’’

    [3] Finale. Allegro molto 9’12’’

    EVŽEN ZÁMEČNÍK

    12 Etudes for violin on technical problems in performing contemporary music

    [4] 1 0’55’’

    [5] 2 1’51’’

    [6] 3 0’44’’

    [7] 4 1’54’’

    [8] 5 1’51’’

    [9] 6 0’58’’

    [10] 7 1’22’’

    [11] 8 3’06’’

    [12] 9 2’43’’

    [13] 10 2’21’’

    [14] 11 3’01’’

    [15] 12 2’16’’

    PANCHO VLADIGEROV

    [16] Song by Bulgarian Suite, Op. 21 No. 2 6’13’’

    [17] “Vardar” Bulgarian Rhapsody, Op. 16 7’50’’

    DDD 63’22’’

  • Participating

    Bojidar Noev, paino

    Munich Rundfunkorchestra

     Heinz Wallberg, conductor