This article analyzes 18th – 19th century cello performing art development. Baroque influences of instrument characteristics over playing technique and sound quality are examined in detail. Baroque cello schools are surveyed, analyzing their impact on cellists in Europe. Left and right hand performance techniques are studied to determine their capability and achievement in the Classicism. […]
This article deals with Eugine Ysaÿe’s Six Sonatas for Solo Violin, op. 27 in terms of repertoire, technical, intepretational and methodical point of view. This cycle, by itself a synthesis of Bach’s Six Sonatas and Partitas, musical and technical preferences of “portrayed” performers and Ysaÿe’s own “portrait”, reflecting performance novelties of his epoque, reveals violin […]
Sonata For Piano for Four Hands by Francis Poulenc is an early work, first of its kind in the genre of French piano duo. It has a fairly non-standard composition structure. This piece represents some distinctive features of his style – bouquet of fantasy, joie de vivre, splendid melodic lines and creative message. Therefore, it […]
Nenov’s Violin and Piano Sonata Originality and Comparison with Pieces by Franck, Szymanowski, Skryabin, Bloch
This article aims to shed some light on Nenov’s musical language in his sonata. Some rhythmic, structural, harmonic and melodic elements are being studied and emphasized, comparing them with some similar (or in some cases opposite) use of them in the musical Œvre of Franck, Skryabin, Bloch and Szymanowski. Thus the author attempts to accentuate […]
This article’s narrative is devoted to the interpretation of Sonatina for Violin and Piano (1979) by Lazar Nikolov – one of the most important representatives of “New Music” in Bulgaria. The author shares her personal experience regarding performance problems, since stereotypes of such type are not possible in this work. Violin dynamics, articulation and fingering […]
This article introduces the reader to the instrument carillon (unknown in Bulgaria) discussing its design and mechanism, its origins, playing techniques, music literature, as well as carillon organisations, traditions, etc.