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For centuries the gadulka has been among the most favourite instruments in Bulgaria. While in the past it was used only in some folk regions, today it is widely popular throughout the country. Since the middle of the 20th century, it has been invariably included in the folk music orchestras in all regions of Bulgaria. This brought about a change in the musical concept of the folk musicians. They began to unite melodies and techniques characteristic for various folk regions or other genres. They managed to prove that even though the gadulka is a more primitive instrument, it can still compete technically with the classical string instruments.


  • Track Listing

    [1] Pashovo horo 4’59’’

    [2] Malka impresia 4’28’’

    [3] Po graovski 5’22’’

    [4] Veliko mome 3’57’’

    [5] Darakchiiska ruchenitsa 4’02’’

    [6] Kato ot Bech 3’51’’

    [7] Ne znam 4’23’’

    [8] Sulza 3’28’’

    [9] Razluka 4’50’’

    [10] Pletenitsa 5’16’’

    DDD 44’42’’

  • With the participation of:

    Theodosii Spassov (kaval), Stoyan Yankulov (percussion), Angel Dimitrov (guitar), Peter Milanov (guitar), Kostadin Kostov (tupan), Dimitar Bogdanov (vocals), Petar Ralchev (accordion), Hristo Yotsov (percussion), Nikolai Antov (guitar), Krassimira Paurova (violin), Borislava Vassileva (violin), Gergana Chukleva (viola), Theodora Teneva (violoncello), Nedyalko Nedyalkov (kaval)
    Bulgarian National Radio Folk Orchestra

    Hristofor Radanov, conductor


    Recorded at: JAM Studio, balance – Simeon Peshev, and Studio 2 of the Bulgarian National Radio


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