PANCHO VLADIGEROV (1899-1978): Variations on the Bulgarian Folk Song “Proud Balkan Mountains”, Op. 3, Classic and Romantic, Op. 24, 4 Frescoes, Op. 69, 3 Bagatelles, Op. 70, 3 excerpts from Episodes, Op. 36, 2 excerpts from Aquarelles, Op. 37, Prelude from 3 Pieces, Op. 15.
Catalogue Number: 03V048
Reference: GD 412
Description: Recordings made between 1968 and 1984 by a pianist who was a lifelong friend and collaborator of Vladigerov. The works selected for this CD illustrate both the evolution and the many characteristics of Vladigerov’s inimitable style – such as capacious multi-layered sonorities, richness of harmonies and colors, the natural integration of folklore motives into the musical palette, unending creativity and invention, and enviable virtuosity. Krassimir Gatev (piano).