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The CD includes three of Ivan Spassov's last opuses, where the theme of death dominates. Deeply connected with the Bulgarian tradition, yet at the same time employing the avant-guard tendencies of the 1950s and 1960s, Ivan Spassov combined both trends in his music. One example of Bulgarian passion is Easter Music for Christ's Suffering, Death and Resurrection, rationalizing the drama of Christ from the Orthodox point of view. The typical for the Catholic tradition form Miserere was made (for the first time by a Bulgarian musician) into a splendid composition for choir, orchestra and soloists, bringing the meaning and the comfort of the psalm. The excellent recordings in the CD present the spiritual world of an exceptional musician and intellectual, who contributed for throwing a bridge between the Bulgarian and the West-European cultures.


  • Track Listing

    [1] Easter Music for Christ's Sufferings, Death and Resurrection for soloists, women's choir and organ on Bulgarian and Latin canonical texts and St. Luke's Gospel 27'36"

    [2] The Sanctification of the Heavenly Space 10'48"

    [3] Miserere after a Latin cult text for soloists, women's choir and orchestra 19'12"

    DDD 57'43"

  • Participating

    Soloists: Kalina Zhekova (soprano), Georgi Lazarov (bass-baritone),Stepan Byulbyulian (evangelist), Alexandrina Toromanova (organ), Tiha Genova (soprano), Donka Lozanova (soprano), Valeria Ilieva (mezzo-soprano)Female Chamber Choir with the Academy of Music and Dance Arts - Plovdiv,
    Chamber Orchestra with the Secondary School of Music - Plovdiv, Polyphonia Chamber a Cappella Choir, Orchestral Ensemble
    Conductors: Krikor Chetinian, Ivelin Dimitrov, Plamen Parvanov, Bedros Papazian

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