Pianist Victoria Terekiev, who is of Italian-Bulgarian origin, lives in Milan and teaches piano and chamber music at Milano Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado. Along with her teaching, she also performs as a soloist at concerts and festivals, records piano works of different epochs and genres, and is also a member of a jury ... For several years she has dedicated her time to giving master classes – “The classical Bulgarian music with the colors of folklore”, where she can promote Bulgarian repertoire of the 20th century…
In the album Wind from the East, Victoria Terekiev presents three major composers in Bulgarian music culture. Each of them received musical education in various European countries. Returning to Bulgaria, they became actively involved in the country’s cultural life and composed in different genres. The period of their return coincided with the rapid development of professional musical art in the 1920s-1930s. Works composed during that time were often based on folk music traditions, but one of the characteristic features of the period is that along with vocal genres, other genres such as instrumental – symphonic, chamber, solo instrumental were also developed. Lyubomir Pipkov, Parashkev Hadjiev, Pancho Vladigerov belonged to this innovative generation. All three are remarkable pianists and each of them wrote piano works.
Victoria Terekiev has selected pieces that vividly illustrate the composers’ style and approach to folklore as a basis in their work. This is how the pianist explained her choice: ''I chose this repertoire to get closer to my roots. Rhythms of the Bulgarian folklore and classical music that meet with their vibrancy, colors and nostalgia...''.

WIND FROM THE EAST · VICTORIA TEREKIEV, piano

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  • Track Listing

    Lyubomir PIPKOV (1904-1974)
    Bulgarian Suite for Piano, Oр. 2
    [1] Lento 3:48
    [2] Moderato 3:09
    [3] Allegro ritmico 1:44
    [4] Andante a la marcia funebre 2:10
    [5] Andantino 2:03
    [6] Allegro molto 2:51
    Parashkev HADJIEV (1912-1992)
    Melodic Etudes
    [7] Etude No. 1 – Bavnichko (Slowly) 0:40
    [8] Etude No. 2 – Podvizhno (Lively) 0:30
    [9] Etude No. 3 – Shegovito (With humour) 0:17
    [10] Etude No. 4 – Veselo (Joyfully) 0:29
    [11] Etude No. 5 – Rachenitsa 0:47
    [12] Etude No. 6 – Umereno (Moderately) 0:54
    [13] Etude No. 7 – Barzo (Fast) 0:19
    [14] Etude No. 8 – Bavnichko (Slowly) 1:03
    [15] Etude No. 9 – Barzo (Fast) 0:26
    [16] Etude No. 10 – Spokoino (Calm) 1:06
    [17] Etude No. 11 – Buyno (Violently) 0:43
    [18] Etude No. 12 – Leko (Lightly) 0:47
    [19] Etude No. 13 – Mnogo barzo (Very fast) 0:40
    [20] Etude No. 14 – Surovo (Gravely) 1:17
    [21] Etude No. 15 – Leko (Lightly) 1:02
    [22] Etude No. 16 – Stremitelno (Headlong) 0:28
    [23] Etude No. 17 – Energichno (Energetic) 0:41
    [24] Etude No. 18 – Ne mnogo barzo (Moderately fast) 0:44
    [25] Etude No. 19 – Mnogo barzo (Very fast) 0:39
    Pancho VLADIGEROV (1899-1978)
    Bulgarian Songs and Dances, Op. 25
    [26] The forest is winding (Andante con moto) 5:13
    [27] Sitno horo (Small-steps horo) (Molto vivace) 1:55
    [28] Rachenitsa (Vivo) 3:33
    [29] Nine years have passed, Yonke (Andante tranquillo) 4:07
    [30] God’s horo (Allegro deciso) 4:09
    DDD 48:14