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With this release Gega New presents an interesting programme, which includes some European composers from different schools of composing. The Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, one of the leading formations in the Balkans, conveys magnificently the style and creative conception of the works. With its concert activities throughout the country, numerous successful tours abroad and extensive recording career, the orchestra has long become a model of high artistic and professional standard. Milen Nachev is one of the most talented young Bulgarian conductors. He graduated from the Sofia State Academy of Music in 1979. Following a competition, he began his studies at the Saint Petersburg Conservatoire, in Prof. Ilya Mussin's class in conducting, from which he graduated with honours, majoring in choral and orchestra conducting. After graduation, he began work at the Rousse Opera Theatre. In 1989 he specialised with Prof. Gennady Rozhdestvensky at the Chigiana Academy of Sienna, Italy. In the same year he was appointed principal conductor and artistic director of the Rousse Opera. In 1992 he was on an ANFIAC (UNESCO) internship and his managing practice was with the Paris Symphony Orchestra. He graduated in 1993 from the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France and began working as conductor at the Sofia Opera. In 1994, Mr. Nachev was invited to conduct the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra and in the following year he headed this orchestra as its principal conductor. It was with this orchestra that Maestro Nachev has toured successfully in Germany, France and Spain and has made numerous recordings, world premieres including, of contemporary works for the sound collection of the Bulgarian National Radio. As visiting conductor he has worked with the orchestras of the Paris National Opera, the Klagenfurt Philharmonic (Austria), the Accademia Concordi Orchestra - Rome (Italy), the Bucharest National Radio Orchestra. In 1999 he was also appointed Principal Conductor of the Belgrade Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra. He has directed master classes in conducting at the Lyceo Academy in Barcelona, Spain and in Opava, the Czech Republic.


  • Track Listing

    Suite from the ballet "El sombrero de tres picos"
    [1] Los vecinos 3'21''
    [2] Danza del molinero 2'44''
    [3] Danza final 5'42''
    Daphnis et Chloé (Suite No. 2)
    [4] Lever du jour - Pantomime - Danse generale 14'41''
    Symphony "Mathis der Maler"
    [5] Engelnkonzert 8'20''
    [6] Grablegung 4'14''
    [7] Versuchung des heiligen Antonius 13'10''
    DDD 52'12'
  • Participating

    Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra

    Milen Nachev, conductor

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