LYUBOMIR PIPKOV (1904-1974): Bulgarian Suite, Op. 2, PARASHKEV HADJIEV (1912-1992): 19 Melodic Etudes, PANCHO VLADIGEROV (1899-1978): Bulgarian Songs and Dances, Op. 25.
Catalogue Number: 10S056
Reference: GR 31
Description: Wow! Bulgarian music of the turn-of-the-century generation by more people than just Vladigerov! Pipkov’s six-movement suite from 1928 was based on melodies the composer had grown up knowing while Hadjiev’s Etudes (1950) are exquisite and catchy miniatures designed for young pianists to get familiar with the specific modes and meters of traditional Bulgarian music. Vladigerov’s come from 1932, three “dances” and two slower, more lyrical “songs”. Victoria Terekiev (piano).