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Svetozar Ivanov has a successful international career as a pianist. He has made numerous appearances as recitalist and orchestra soloist in Europe and North America. Recent venues include Festival “Peter the Great” in the Netherlands, Robert Helps International Festival at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, Fox River Chamber Music Festival in Wisconsin, Chautauqua Music Festival in New York, Sequoia Concerts in San Francisco, The Steinway Series and the Encore Series in Florida and numerous concert series at universities throughout the USA. He is a piano professor at University of South Florida and serves on the Artist Faculty at Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Vermont and as Artistic Director of the Steinway Piano Series in Florida. Svetozar Ivanov was born in Bulgaria and is a graduate of the Pancho Vladigerov Bulgarian National Conservatory. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Michigan. The first CD of the pianist released by Gega New includes works by Debussy, Berg, Schoenberg and Scriabin. The second CD features pieces which present the development of music art within a period of four centuries. Svetozar Ivanov says about the present program: “In 1914 Erik Satie composed Perpetual Tango which was meant to be repeated eternally. Seventy years later John Cage wrote a piece with the same title, shape and structure as Satie's tango. Separately and superimposed, these two works encircle this CD endlessly. The title, Naked Tango is borrowed from a stunning work (reproduced on the cover) by Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca. I was very fortunate to know Robert Helps during the last few years of his life and he remains a great inspiration for me as a person and as a musician. His music, which is the heart of this CD, along with timeless sounds from the distant past (Tisdall, Rameau) is woven into the perpetual rhythm of the tango as expressed by Nazareth, Stravinsky, Shchedrin and Barber.”


  • Track Listing

    [1] Erik Satie – Perpetual Tango 2’57’’

    [2] Robert Helps – Radiance 5’48’’

    [3] Ernesto Nazareth – Tango The Ninth of July 4’25’’

    William Tisdall (1570-unknown)

    [4] Galliarda 3’26’’

    [5] Pavana Chromatica 5’31’’

    [6] Igor Stravinsky – Tango 4’00’’

    Robert Helps – Recollections

    [7] I. In Memoriam 3’59’’

    [8] II. Interlude 4’41’’

    [9] III. Epilogue 5’26’’

    [10] Rodion Shchedrin – A la Albeniz 4’10’’

    Jean-Philippe Rameau 

    [11] Les Tendres Plaintes 3’47’’

    [12] La Poule 5’15’’

    [13] Samuel Barber – Hesitation Tango 3’54’’

    [14] Robert Helps – Eventually the Carousel Begins 10’49’’

    [15] John Cage – Perpetual Tango 3’40’’

    (Erik Satie – Perpetual Tango)

    DDD 71’54’’

  • Participating

    Svetozar Ivanov, piano

    Dharshini Tambiah, piano

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