The second CD of the series presenting the contemporary Bulgarian composers, project of the Soros Center for the Arts, includes music by five representatives of three generations of tonal masters. Their compositions demonstrate a rich palette of ideas and aesthetic preferences, so characteristic of the Bulgarian school from the last three decades of the 20th century. Alexander Tanev, known for his excellent choral works and cantatas, often combines in his symphonic works academic principles of construction with the most modern resources of our century, while the younger Alexander Kandov looks for a new expressiveness and has directed himself to original themes in his symphonic works. Simeon Pironkoff's Night Music is among the author's most representative and bright opuses, appealing to the listener with the refined sound and elegant melodic line. The same can be said about the Fantasia by Plamen Djouroff, a prominent Bulgarian composer and conductor. Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Haendel are representative of Krassimir Kyurkchiiski's art of composing. The author demonstrates his mastery of handling the Baroque forms, introducing in them the outlook and interpretation of a contemporary musician.

CONTEMPORARY BULGARIAN COMPOSERS, VOL.2

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  • Track Listing

    Krassimir Kyurkchiiski

    [1] Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Händel 20'00"

    Alexander Kandov

    [2] Music for Orchestra 12'40"

    Alexander Tanev

    [3] Construction Music 12'05"

    Simeon Pironkoff

    [4] Night Music 14'53"

    Plamen Djourov

    [5] Fantasia for Orchestra 15'11"

    DDD 75'04"

  • Participating

    Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Sofia National Opera Symphony Orchestra

    Conductors: Dimitar Manolov, Plamen Djouroff