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Chamber Music, page 52

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GEORGI MINCHEV - Concerto works for orchestra

GEORGI MINCHEV - Concerto works for orchestra
ID: GD344
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Viola

Georgi Minchev (b. 1939) is among the most renowned Bulgarian composers. His teacher was Marin Goleminov and he majored under Rodion Schedrin, Aram Hachaturian and Olivier Messiaen. His works have won awards in Europe and the USA and have been performed in Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Cuba, Columbia, Australia, Greece, Belgium, Austria, San Marino, USA, Holland, Spain, Japan, Great Britain and Finland. A great part of his compositions have been released by leading recording companies. Gega New also has released some of his works (GD 204). This new release presents the composer again and features his brilliants orchestral approach.
The music for orchestra in “Contrasts” was written upon invitation of Maestro Thomas Kalb for the Heidelberg Philharmonic Society. Its premiere was in 2002 in Heidelberg (Germany). The composer remarks about his work: “... I set myself the goal to create a piece which is masterly and bravura but at the same time emotional and poetic with different and permanently changing dynamics, tempo and character - aggressive in some places and calm in others, with powerful culminations followed by standstill noiselessness...”
“Monody and Concerto grosso” was also written by request of a famous musician - the violist Dimitar Penkov who has worked in Hannover for many years. The premiere was in Sofia in 2007. “Concert Music for Orchestra” was composed long before the other two works. It was written in 1976 by order of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Czech Radio in Prague. Its world premiere was also in Prague, in the same year.
The three compositions have been performed many times in Europe and have always aroused the interest of the audience and the reviewers.

Performed by: Dimitar Penkov - viola, Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductors: Vassil Stefanov, Plamen Djouroff, Rossen Milanov
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HOFFMEISTER, STAMITZ, TELEMANN - Viola concertos - E.Staneva, viola

HOFFMEISTER, STAMITZ, TELEMANN - Viola concertos - E.Staneva, viola
ID: GD334
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Viola

Composers usually regard the viola as a part of the orchestra and thus a few works for viola have been written. Recordings of talented viola players are very rare. In the limited number of works for viola, the listener can appreciate the beautiful sound and varied potentialities of the instrument.
Elissaveta Staneva is one of the renowned viola players world-wide. She was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, studied at the Secondary Music School in Plovdiv and continued her education at the State Academy of Music in Sofia and at the University of Music in Vienna. She attended many master classes with: Tabea Zimmermann, Thomas Riebl, Michael Kugel and Diemut Popen. From 1992 to 1996 she was a member of Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra under the direction of Claudio Abbado, and played later on in the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. She has been principle viola of the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra (Austria) since 2001. In addition to her orchestral engagement, she also participated as soloist and member of various chamber music groups throughout Europe and USA. She is holder of prestigious awards: Prize of the Nippon Foundation Japan, OESTIG Prize for the excellent Interpretation of Contemporary Austrian Music, etc. She is prize winner at national and international competitions.
The conductor Nayden Todorov was born in Bulgaria. He studied with Karl Osterreicher and Uros Lajovic in Vienna and has gone on to conduct major orchestras across the European and the American continents, and in Israel. He currently serves as a general manager and music director of the Rousse State Opera & Philharmonic. In addition he is the Music Director of the much-lauded Thracia Summer International Music Festival and since 2001 he has been paying regular guest visits to the National Opera and Ballet in Sofia. Nayden Todorov has also been a Principal Guest Conductor of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra since the 2003-2004 season.
The Thracian Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1998. The orchestra includes talented musicians from Plovdiv and the surrounding region. Many renowned Bulgarian and foreign solo players and conductors have performed in the orchestra since its foundation, and they have received high appraisal from the audience and critics.


With the participation of: Iliana Todorova - Baycheva, basso continuo (7-10)
Thracian Chamber Orchestra Plovdiv
Nayden Todorov, conductor

Recorded in 2005 in the studio of Radio Plovdiv
14.00 eur Temporarily out of stock

LISZT - SCRIABIN - PROKOFIEV - Pavlina DOKOVSKA - Vladimir GHIAUROV

LISZT - SCRIABIN - PROKOFIEV - Pavlina DOKOVSKA - Vladimir GHIAUROV
ID: GD318
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano

The interesting selection of three emblematic works for piano and orchestra on this CD is performed to perfection by the brilliant pianist Pavlina Dokovska, the distinguished conductor Vladimir Ghiaurov and the musicians of the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Pavlina Dokovska is well-known among music lovers. She received her musical education in Bulgaria where she studied with Lydia Kuteva and graduated from the Music Academy of Sofia as a student of Julia and Konstantin Ganev. After further studies with Ivonne Lefebure in Paris, she completed her Master of Music Degree at the Juilliard School in New York as a student of Beveridge Webster. She is a First Prize winner of the Claude Debussy International Competition in France and Italy’s International Piano Competition of Senigallia. Her concert tours have taken her to Europe, the Far East and throughout the United States. She has worked with renowned orchestras and conductors, given recitals in famous concert halls, participated in festivals, recorded for major recording and music publishing companies… She combines her extensive concert-giving activity with a teaching career in Mannes College of Music in New York. Known for her insightful and caring teaching methods which have produced many a competition winner, Ms. Dokovska was elected Chair of the Piano Department at the Mannes College of Music. In 1999 she founded and became artistic director of the annual Mannes Festival, which grew into a staple of New York’s musical life. She is also artistic director of the Southwest Virginia Festival for the Arts.
Vladimir Ghiaurov, son of the celebrated bass Nicolai Ghiaurov, has also had a very interesting career and his talent is greatly recognised in Europe and world-wide. He began his musical training as a pianist at the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Italy and continued his education in Austria at the Vienna Musik-Academie, where he studied conducting and composition. Mr. Ghiaurov made his conducting debut in Italy in 1980. Since then he has been invited by Opera Houses and Orchestras in France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Bulgaria, Spain, Norway, Switzerland, Japan and Taiwan. He was guest conductor at the Vienna State Opera, Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre, Berlin's Konzerthaus, Tokyo's Suntory Hall, Sofia Opera, the opera theatre in Dublin, Ireland. For almost ten years he served as a principal conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He has collaborated with many prominent artists such as: Jorg Demus, Aldo Ciccolini, Viktor Tretiakov, Juri Boukoff, Mirella Freni, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Ghena Dimitrova, Giorgio Zancanaro, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Ruggiero Raimondi, Carlo Colombara.
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Valery Afanassiev / Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg: Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 5

Valery Afanassiev / Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg: Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 5
ID: OC311
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano

L van Beethoven- Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 5 / Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 / Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Valéry Afanassiev (piano) / Mozarteum Orchestra Saltzberg, Hubert Soudant
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Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Gruppo Ocarinistico Budriese

Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Gruppo Ocarinistico Budriese
ID: CLS0301
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Chamber Ensemble

GRUPPO OCARINISTICO BUDRIESE. Prima ocarina: Giulio Boccaletti; seconda ocarina: Fabio Galliani; terza ocarina: Simona Vincenzi; quarta ocarina: Emiliano Bernagozzi; quinta ocarina: Fulvio Carpaneili; sesta ocarina: Gianni Grossi; settima ocarina: Claudio Cedroni. Chitarra: Claudio Cedroni Le oearine utilizzate sono quelle del costruttore Fabio Menagiio. This CD features a free Multimedia Booklet (PC/Mac compatible).


The group Ocarina Ensemble is a new born ocarina group in Budrio. They perform traditional italian music on typical instruments made by the Budrio maker Fabio Menaglio.

THE OCARINA is a globular flute, the origins of which can be traced back in time when masks, as well as seashells and tubular trumpets, were used to modify the voice. Spreading to all cultures practically all over the world, globular flutes soon became proper musical instruments with a whistle insufflator and finger holes. First they were carved out of gourds and pods or made out of eggshells, subsequently they were moulded out of clay, usually in zoomorphic or anthropomorphic shapes, so as to emphasize their descendence from masks and their former ritual and magical functions.
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XIX Century Fantasias for Flute and Piano - Vieri Bottazzini, Lilian Tonella

XIX Century Fantasias for Flute and Piano - Vieri Bottazzini, Lilian Tonella
ID: CLS0302
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Flute

14.00 eur Buy

STAGIONI - A.Vivaldi: The Four Seasons transcribed for solo flute and flute orchestra

STAGIONI - A.Vivaldi: The Four Seasons transcribed for solo flute and flute orchestra
ID: CLS0404
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Flute

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S. Richter - D. Fischer-Dieskau - Hugo Wolf - Mörike-Lieder

S. Richter - D. Fischer-Dieskau - Hugo Wolf - Mörike-Lieder
ID: MKM270
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Vocal Collection

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D. Oistrakh - L.Oborin -S. Knushevitsky: Schubert - Rachmaninov. Trios

D. Oistrakh - L.Oborin -S. Knushevitsky: Schubert - Rachmaninov. Trios
ID: MKM281
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Great Performers
Subcollection: Piano and Cello

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Yuri Bashmet and Sviatoslav Richter - Shostakovich - Benjamin - Hindemith - Viola sonatas

Yuri Bashmet and Sviatoslav Richter - Shostakovich - Benjamin - Hindemith - Viola sonatas
ID: MKM279
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Chamber Music
Subcollection: Viola

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