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Bulgarian choral art is known the world over. On their tours abroad, Bulgarian choirs are always met with the approval of the audience. The third CD of the series BULGARIAN CHORAL ART features performances of choirs which are laureates of international competitions. These are studio and live recordings made within a period of 30 years, thus presenting a review of choral art development in Bulgaria. The program includes mainly 20th-century songs, composed chiefly by Bulgarian authors. Many of the pieces were written specially for the choir which performs them.It is impossible to present in one release all choirs which have won awards at prestigious international competitions. This will continue in the next releases of the series, published with the assistance of the Bulgarian Choirs Union.


  • Track Listing

    [1] Let There Always Be a Song 2’25’’

    [2] Chorale 3’16’’

    [3] Three Miniatures 2’53’’

    [4] The Little Stork 1’08’’

    [5] Buzzy Beetle 1'12''

    [6] Mancho-Ancho 1’25’’

    [7] Horo-leader 2’43’’

    [8] Dilmano, Dilbero 1’36’’

    [9] Refrains from Western Bulgaria 3’31’’

    [10] If I Leave in the Morning 2’59’’

    [11] Sleep, Sleep, My Damiancho 5’09’’

    [12] You Beautiful Liliana 3’42’’

    [13] May the Maiden Be Mine 2’46’’

    [14] Look at the Fog 1’25’’

    [15] The Evening Watch 4’34’’

    [16] Longing 2’58’’

    [17] Politempy 3 7’30’’

    [18] Praise the Lord in Heaven 5’12’’

    [19] Dry Bones 2’10’’

    DDD 58'42''

  • Participating

    Soloists: Dimiter Grigorov, Violeta Yankova, Guna Ivanova, Olga Borissova, Ivailo Donkov, Lachezar Stoichev, Natalia Peneva, Yossif Gerdjikov, Stefka Evstatieva

    Choirs: "Bodra Pessen" Children’s Choir – Shumen, Children’s Choir – Dobrich, “Iskra” Children’s Choir – Kazanlak, "Prof. Georgi Dimitrov" Children’s Choir – Yambol, Plovdiv Boys Choir, "Druzhna Pessen" Children’s Choir - Sliven, "Detska Kitka" Choir – Plovdiv, Sofia Boys’ Choir, Bulgarian National Radio Children’s Choir – Sofia, "Emanuil Manolov" Male Choir – Gabrovo, "Lyubomir Pipkov" Sofia Chamber Choir, ("Vassil Arnaudov" Sofia Chamber Choir), "Sofia" Youth Choir, "Morski Zvutsi" Mixed Choir – Varna, "Sancta Sofia" Mixed Choir, "Polyphonia" Chamber a Cappella Choir – Sofia, Female Choir of the National Academy of Music and Dance Arts – Plovdiv, "Gousla" Male Choir – Sofia, "Rodina" Mixed Choir - Rousse

    Conductors: Veneta Vicheva, Zahari Mednikarov, Petya Pavlovich, Stefka Pastarmadjieva, Stefka Blagoeva, Metodi Grigorov, Zlatina Deliradeva, Adriana Blagoeva, Hristo Nedyalkov, Hristo Arishtirov, Vassil Arnaudov, Valentin Bobevski, Theodora Pavlovitch, Marin Chonev, Ivelin Dimitrov, Krikor Chetinian Piano: Ivelina Kazandjieva, Peter Hristov, Hachik Mihranian

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