The CD includes several, now cherished as a valuable archive, recordings of the great Bulgarian choral conductor Prof. Vassil Arnaudov, director of long standing of the Sofia Chamber Women's Choir. These are the enchanting Winter Reflections by Todor Popov, a composer closely associated with Arnaudov, just like the other authors in the CD - Lyubomir Pipkov, Konstantin Iliev, Alexander Tekeliev, Alexander Tanev and Ivan Spassov. With the exception of the latter's Triptych, all the songs were created for and first time and performed by the choir, on the initiative of Vassil Arnaudov, who was an invaluable promoter and friend of Bulgarian vocal music. After his death (1991), the choir not only took his name but also carried on his ideas and trends championed by his pupil Theodora Pavlovitch (who is presently the choir's conductor) and Irina Shtiglich, choir-master, pianist and vocal pedagogue.

QUIET SONGS · BULGARIAN COMPOSERS

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  • Track Listing

    LYUBOMIR PIPKOV  

    Subdued songs (lyrics by Marina Tsvetaeva)

    [1] A drop fell from the sky 1'03"

    [2] You, who are looking for a ford 3'29"

    [3] My mouth will not sing and argue forever 3'11"

    [4] To Grandma 4'42"

    KONSTANTIN ILIEV 

    Quiet songs (lyrics by Nikolai Liliev)

    [5] I know a dearly cherished place 2'40"

    [6] Bright morning 0'40"

    IVAN SPASSOV  

    Triptych (lyrics by Nikolai Liliev)

    [7] Quiet evening 1'50"

    [8] White, white snow 1'47"

    [9] Dawn came in the sleepy gardens 3'42"

    ALEXANDER TEKELIEV  

    [10] Reverie (lyrics by Elissaveta Bagryana) 2'37"

    [11] Meet it is (Dostoino est) 2'47"

    ALEXANDER TANEV  

    [12] We sing Thee (Tebe poem) 5'32"

    [13] Our Father (Otche nash) 3'22"

    [14] Let the maiden be mine (lyrics - popular) 2'45"

    MILKO KOLAROV  

    [15] Autumn was coming - (lyrics by Ivan Davidkov) 3'03"

    [16] Winter (lyrics by Vatyo Rakovski) 1'44"

    TODOR POPOV  

    Winter reflections (lyrics by Vladimir Golev)

    [17] It's snowing, it's snowing 1'56"

    [18] Snow is falling like a memory 2'03"

    [19] The snow is so cold 1'41"

    [20] Like snow, like snow, indeed 2'43"

    DDD 54'16"

  • Participating

    ''VASSIL ARNAUDOV'' SOFIA CHAMBER CHOIR
    Conductors: Vassil Arnaudov, Theodora Pavlovitch