The present article, aims to present findings not only about the two famous songs unquestionably attributed to Nicolai, “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgernstern“ (“How brightly shines the morning star”) and “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” (“Awake, the voice is calling us”), but also a number of other works. In the first part, the subject […]
This article discusses the Automated Library Information System (ABIS) and its abilities to improve libraries’ function as information centers, preserving important musical heritage and information distribution. This system, existing at the NMA “Professor Pancho Vladigerov”, is being presented here, detailing its components, function and capabilities, in relation to acquisition, description, cataloging, and reader services.
This article deals with non-traditional sound sources, in particular, percussion instruments, in the music atelier. They are called “alternative” in order to emphasize their non-standard use, make, and method of sound production. This atelier is part of the “Affect” music club at “Angel Kunchev” University at the city of Rousse; a team of students, led […]
Malta’s history is quite known to some, but its cultural history appears somewhat hidden in St. John’s Knights’ Chronicles. Beside state rule, the Order of Knights Hospitalier (The Knights of Malta) functions as an art legislator too. Their important contribution is the emergence of young opera in Malta, beginning in the 17th century. Since then, […]
Mendelssohn – Krushev: “Songs without Words”. Transcriptions for Cello and Piano and for Two Cellos and Piano
This article examines Yovcho Krushev’s transcription of ten pieces of Felix Mendelssohn’s piano cycle “Songs without Words” (Lieder ohne Worte). Displayed is the way Krushev has “discovered” the cello and piano rendition concept; and how the cello is “heard” within context of the original piano score. For the sake of future performances, important artistic and […]
This article is devoted to Bulgarian pianist Anton Dikov’ special devotion to interpretation of Bartok Piano Concertos 1 and 2 that Dikov has premiered both in Bulgaria, also Rhapsody op. 1. He later has performed and recorded Bartok’s entire piano œvre. This has contributed greatly to Bulgarian cultural heritage, emphasizing Bulgarian culture as being part […]