Bulgarian Chamber Music CD

Bulgarian Musical Evenings in Munich

Ivajla Kirova, piano
Nadejda Vlaeva, piano
Marian Kraew, violin
Maria Hristova, viola

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Ivajla Kirova CD

Ivajla Kirova: Bach-Busoni, Beethoven, Brahms

Ivajla Kirova, piano
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Recording of the Year - MusicWeb International

Bulgarian Musical Evenings in Munich

"…an audience-friendly aesthetic."
"…the works are all tremendous fun, …a very attractive disc."

--Fanfare

“This CD is a surprise.”
“It captivates through its direct style, an original nature and, without a doubt, craftsmanship.” “In any case, this recording is a repertoire extension and indeed a worthwhile one.”

--klassik-haute.com

“If you’re not familiar with Bulgarian music, or some of its chamber music, then this CD could be an ideal way to get started. The performances and recording are all tip-top, and Vladigerov’s Violin Sonata could hold its own against many others. Even if not highly-innovative from the formal standpoint, its twenty-five minutes or so of drop-dead gorgeous melody should certainly lift the spirits – and surely we can all do with that from time to time.”

--MusicWeb

    Alexander Raichev (1922-2003): Three Fragments from the ballet "Rebel's Song"
    1. The Night
    2. The Sycophants
    3. A Haydouk Dance

    World premiére recording

    Yovcho Krushev (1957-): Sonata-Elegy for Viola and Piano
    4. Andante misterioso
    5. Maestoso tempo moderato

    World premiére recording

    Pancho Vladigerov (1899-1978): Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 1
    6. Agitato
    7. Andante cantabile
    8. Allegro con brio
    9. Vladigerov: Bulgarian Rhapsody "Vardar" for Two Pianos op. 16

Ivajla Kirova

    Johann Sebastian Bach - Ferrucio Busoni
    1. Chaconne d-moll aus BWV 1004
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonate cis-moll op. 27 Nr. 2 "Mondschein"
    2. Adagio sostenuto
    3. Allegretto
    4. Presto agitato
    Johannes Brahms - 5-31. Variationen über ein Thema von Paganini op. 35 (Heft 1 & 2)