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Three pieces op. 15
Sonatina Concertante op. 28
Improvisation and Toccata
Vardar, a Bulgarian Rhapsody op. 16
Dessislava SHTEREVA - piano
Rada CHOMAKOVA, piano
DDD 56'18''

Issued: 2001
Style: Classical Music
Company: Gega New, GD239

The recordings in the present release are dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pancho Vladigerov (1899-1978). The CD includes some of his most popular piano pieces: Vardar, a Bulgarian Rhapsody op. 16 – its piano transcription, Sonata Concertante 0p. 28, which is one of his most original works, Improvisation, Toccata, and the three pieces for piano: Prelude, Autumn Elegy, and Humoresque op. 15. Created in the 20s and 30s of the 20th century, they express his unique style and specific character. His works are closely related with Bulgarian folk music and at the same time they are greatly influenced by 19th-century German and French music. A brilliant pianist himself, who enjoyed an active concert-giving career during this period, his music is full of virtuosity and technical ornamentation.
Rada Chomakova graduated from the Pancho Vladigerov State Academy of Music. Later she attended piano lessons in Moscow, Paris and Prague. She is holder of many awards from home and international piano competitions. Beginning her concert-giving career at the age of 12, she is now both a remarkable pedagogue and concertizing artist. Since 1994 she has been directing an annual piano master class in Baden-Baden, Germany. Her repertoire includes a large number of chamber works and concertos for piano and orchestra, which she has performed with Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and other orchestras both nationwide and abroad. Her formation as a pianist has been much influenced by Pancho Vladigerov himself, under whose guidance she worked on some of the compositions recorded on this CD. Her manner of performance is marked by a stable touch, virtuosity, temperament, a fine sense of dynamics and details, and richness of tone colours. The release also features the performance of one of her pupils, Dessislava Shtereva, who is a concertizing artist at present. The two pianists in fact represent two successive generations in BulgariaÂ’s school of piano, thus drawing a bridge between the past and present trends of Bulgarian musical art. Their performance also reveals an original and fascinating interpretation of some of the best loved piano works of Pancho Vladigerov.

Three pieces op.15
• (1)Prelude
• (2)Authmn Elegy
• (3)Humoresque
Sonatina Concertante op.28
• (1)Con moto mosso
• (2)Andantino
• (3)Animato giocoso
• Improvisation
• Toccata
• Vardar, a Bulgarian Rhapsody op.16
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