Gega New Music Company gives a special place in its catalogue to the works of Bulgarian composers. The most famous of them present on the Gega New label are: Pancho Vladigerov, Marin Goleminov, Simeon Pironkov, Dimitar Tapkoff, Lazar Nikolov, etc. Many of them create their works especially for some of Bulgaria's leading musicians. One of the artists preferred by many composers is the cello player Anatoli Krastev, who has an active concert-giving carrier and has been soloist of all Bulgarian and a number of European and American leading orchestras. He has made a great number of recordings in Bulgaria and abroad, and is also member of the jury of prestigious international festivals. Currently, he is Professor at the Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of Music in Sofia and has directed master classes in the UK, France, Belgium, Greece, Brazil, etc. The release 20th Century Bulgarian Music for Cello Solo includes a part of the great number of works for cello solo written by Bulgarian composers of different generations. The CD is thus a kind of encyclopedia of styles, genres and ways of interpretation of the instrument, and also presents the development of the Bulgarian cello school.
MUSIC FOR CELLO SOLO · ANATOLI KRASTEV
Fantasia for Cello Solo, op.15 6'40''
 Sonata for Cello 7'27''
 "Kells" for Cello Solo 7'37''
 Reflected Meditation 3'30''
 Augsburg Polka 3'48''
 "Encore" for Cello Solo 3'20''
Sonata for Cello Solo
 Allegro 2'23''
 Cantabile 2'54''
 Rondo 2'04''
Introduction and Capriccio for Violoncello
 Introduction 6'04''
 Capriccio 4'41''
 Rhapsodic Improvisation No.1 4'07''
 Rhapsodic Improvisation No.2 5'13''
Sonata for Cello Solo No.1, op.39
 Prelude 2'25''
 Sarabande 2'11''
 Recitativo 2'15''
 Capriccio rustico 4'38''
ANATOLI KRASTEV, cello