Yassen Vodenitcharov composes in many different genres. He graduated from two conservatories - the Bulgarian State Conservatory in Sofia and the Paris National Conservatory, and he is the recipient of many international awards and honours. He is the author of about fifty works, in all genres. In his work, Vodenicharov is inspired by various arts: cinema, literature, fine arts; he is interested in ancient cultures, myths and legends and creates interesting combinations of voices and instruments, achieving a lasting impact on the listeners. The programmes released by Gega New (GD 164, GD 345, GD 350, GD 395) feature works which illustrate his creative achievements and show his unique style of composition.
The two chamber operas and the Persian Miniatures, which are included in the new release, have been influenced again by literary sources: The Snow Woman is based on a Japanese legend, The Pied Piper of Hamelin comes from a medieval German legend, and Persian miniatures are written after some poems from “Golistan” (The Garden of Roses) by the Persian poet Saadi (13th century). The recordings include again prominent performers who have remarkable careers and are united by their affinity for contemporary music and in particular their admiration for the work of Yassen Vodenitcharov.

COMPOSITIONS BY YASSEN VODENITCHAROV (2CD)

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  • Track Listing

    CD 1
    LA FEMME DES NEIGES - THE SNOW WOMAN (2010)
    (Opéra de chambre en un acte - Chamber opera in one act after a Japanese medieval legend)
    1. Introduction 3:54
    2. La tempête de neige 2:32
    3. La mort du vieux bûcheron 5:33
    4. Le lendemain matin 2:50
    5. Un jour sur le chemin… 3:08
    6. Le bonheur conjugal 3:19
    7. Un soir de veillée de Noël 2:46
    8. La trahison du secret 1:46
    9. La révélation 2:35
    10. La tempête finale 3:24
    SENASREP SERUTAINIM - PERSIAN MINIATURES (2007) - live recording (Six songs after Saadi Shirazi’s “Golistan”, Persian poems from XIIIth century)
    11. Une fois j’ai vu des roses magnifiques… 4:40
    12. Le coq et le milan 1:12
    13. Les oreilles pourraient se passer des sons tendres des harpes… 1:27
    14. Mon amour pour Leïli 5:01
    15. Le vieillard à la barbe blanche 1:48
    16. J’ai passé ma vie… 4:18
    DDD 50:13

    CD 2
    LE JOUEUR DE FLUTE DE HAMELIN - THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN (2006) - live recording
    (Opéra-mystère en un acte - Opera-mysteria in one act after a German medieval legend)
    1. Introduction 4:36
    2. Récitatif : Il y a bien des années… 5:08
    3. L’invasion des rats 4:11
    4. Récitatif : …Un certain vendredi… 5:11
    5. Chœur parlé : …En entendant cet air… 1:55
    6. La noyade des rats 4:45
    7. Récitatif : Ainsi la ville fut purgée… 3:47
    8. Chœur parlé : Les rires des bourgeois 4:44
    9. Récitatif : Le vendredi suivant… 2:31
    10. Le péril des bourgeois 4:13
    11. Le pleur du nourrisson abandonné 5:32
    DDD 46:33

  • Participating


    Maya Pavlovska, Dorothée Lorthiois, Angèle Chemin, Pierre-Yves Artaud, Kanako Abé, Marc Hajjar, Ensemble l’Itinéraire, French Flute Orchestra