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While the first CD of the "Dobroudja" Ensemble (GD 140) includes music not only from Dobroudja but also from other folk regions in Bulgaria, this programme is dedicated to the region which has given its name to the ensemble. Recorded and released 40 years after the ensemble's foundation, it pays tribute to the Dobroudja musical tradition. The selection of repertoire and authors brings evidence to the good taste of artistic director Kostadin Bouradjiev and his assistants. The singers from the women's choir have given a brilliant reading of the complex scores and the remarkable orchestra and its soloists complete the virtuoso picture with the most characteristic Dobroudja dances: Ruka, Opas, Sborenka, etc.


  • Track Listing

    [1] Song (Impression) - music Kostadin Bouradjiev 2'10''

    [2] Orchestral Suite - music Kostadin Bouradjiev 7'00''

    [3] Ivan Said to Rada - music Nikolai Kaufmann 3'23''

    [4] Opas from Silistra - arr. Kostadin Bouradjiev 3'47''

    [5] Christmas Songs & Dances - music Kostadin Bouradjiev 3'51''

    [6] Two St. Lazar's Day Songs - music Nikolai Kaufmann 2'13''

    [7] Kasumsko Horo - arr. Kostadin Bouradjiev 2'46''

    [8] The Forest Wept - music Anastas Naumov 3'47''

    [9] Slow Song & Sborenka - arr. Kostadin Bouradjiev 4'14''

    [10] Todorka's Mother - music Kostadin Bouradjiev 2'14''

    [11] Ruka from Mali Izvor - music Kosta Kolev 1'58''

    [12] I Have A Haiduk Lover - music Anastas Naumov 4'13''

    [13] Two Snakes are Fighting in the Forest - arr. Kostadin Bouradjiev 2'05''

    [14] Selections From the Music and Dance Suite "Dobroudja - Song and Love" - music Kostadin Bouradjiev 7'47''

    DDD 52'32''

  • Participating

    Soloists: Vasil Andonakiev (kaval), Kina Miteva, Ivanka Ruseva, Violeta Ilieva (vocals), Alexander Djigov (gaida), Petko Jeliazkov (gadulka), Jivko Jelev (kaval), Stefan Georgiev (harmonica), Atanas Panaiotov (gadulka), Plamen Dimitrov (vocals), Ivelina Kuncheva, Ginka Dobreva

    Head Artistic Director and Conductor: Kostadin Bouradjiev

    Head Choreographer: Zdravko Daskalov

    Choirmaster: Maria Dimitrova

    Conductors: Ivanka Ruseva, Jivko Jelev

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