PANCHO VLADIGEROV (1899-1978): Piano Concertos No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 6 (Teodor Moussev [piano]), No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 22 (Krassimir Gatev [piano]), No. 3 in B Flat Minor, Op. 31 (Ivan Drenikov [piano]), No. 4 in G, Op. 48 (Drenikov [piano]) and No. 5 in D, Op. 58 (Pancho Vladigerov [piano]), 5 Silhouettes for Solo Piano, Op. 66 (Gatev [piano]).
Catalogue Number: 09W004
Description: Over the last 15 years, there have been a number of recordings of this most famous Bulgarian composer’s music on various labels but this is a bonanza: the CD premieres of his complete piano concertos at budget-price (how many of you have the Balkanton box-set of LPs?). As the notes succinctly put it: “In terms of style, despite his unmistakeable personal note it is not wrong to see them in succession to the great Slavonic Romantic concerto tradition, such as it was continued after Tchaikovsky by his Russian compatriots Rachmaninov and Medtner.” Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Vladigerov. 3 CDs. Original 1964 (No. 4 - mono) and 1972-78 Balkanton LP releases.