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Sofia National Philharmonic Orchestra

Sofia National Philharmonic Orchestra

Sofia National Philharmonic Orchestra

The Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra was established as an institution and a structure after several transformations. The first orchestra was formed by initiative of Sasha Popov – at the time he was a professor of violin at the Music Academy. At the end of 1928, with the cooperation of the Academy’s rector Dimitar Hadzhigeorgiev, the Academic Symphony Orchestra was founded. The orchestra , consisting of 65 musicians, was approved by the Ministry of Education. There were 32 students, 28 soloists and pedagogues, and 5 outside musicians. The orchestra’s concertmaster was Mihail Balkanski. Its first rehearsal was held on December 18 of the same year; S.Popov was the conductor and its first concerts were given in Plovdiv and Stara Zagora in May 1929. In August the orchestra took part in the Varna Summer Music Celebrations (now known as Varna Summer). Over the years the orchestra has been a cradle for musicians who have later become important figures in Bulgarian music life: Vasil Stefanov, Vasil Chernaev, Petar Hristoskov, Stefan Sugarev, Stefan Magnev, Atanas Margaritov, Phillip Kutev, Dimitar Obreshkov, Marin Goleminov, etc.

By 1935 the orchestra already had over 100 concerts with soloists such as Dimitar Nenov, Panka Pelishek, Tamara Yankova, Mihail Lefterov, Nedyalka Simeonova, Vasil Chernaev, Petar Hristoskov, Ivan Tsibulka, Konstantin Popov, Lyuben Mazarov, etc. Some of the outstanding guest performers were pianists Paul Wittgenstein and Marcel Ciampi and the violinist Henri Marteau. In 1936 with the help of Sasha Popov the Ministry of Defence initiated a recruitment competition for the Guards Orchestra and a part of the Academic Symphony Orchestra was transferred to it. That gave an opportunity for musicians to do their military service in the orchestra. The members of the orchestra wore military uniforms and had a rank. Sasha Popov was the orchestra’s chief conductor, and Mihail Lefterov was assistant conductor. Later on the orchestra was named Royal Military Symphony Orchestra and was placed under the direct command of the Defense Minister.

The first performances abroad were in 1939 at the Doge’s Palace in Venice, Basilica di Massenzio in Rome and the Boboli Gardens in Florence. In 1942 the orchestra had a tour in Romania and Pancho Vladigerov wrote his Horo Stacatto inspired by Dinicu. Some months later the orchestra toured Hungary, Croatia, Macedonia and the Aegean region. The names of the guest conductors and soloists are a credit to the orchestra: conductor Bruno Walter, pianist Dinu Lipatti and Carlo Zecchi among many others. The orchestra retained its status until 1944. During the bombing raids the orchestra was evacuated and later continued its rehearsals with conductor Atanas Margaritov in the studio of the Sofia Radio. In January 1945 the orchestra changed its patron organization again. It was transformed into a State Symphony Orchestra of the Radio Broadcasting Directorate at the Ministry of Information and Arts, and since August 1st of the same year Sasha Popov once again became its chief conductor.

In 1947 the orchestra became an independent institution – the Bulgarian People’s Philharmonic Orchestra, and since 1949 it’s been called Sofia National Philharmonic Orchestra. The Philharmonic Orchestra has worked with some of the best artists of Bulgaria: until 1956 Sasha Popov remained its chief conductor, and between 1946 and 1954 Vasil Stefanov was the assistant conductor. During the period the orchestra had also been conducted by Veselin Pavlov, Vladi Simeonov and Dobrin Petkov. After 1956 Konstantin Iliev was appointed chief conductor and artistic director of the Philharmonic Orchestra. His lead was of historic importance to the institution in terms of repertoire selection and quality of performance in the years 1956-1972 and 1978-1984. Between 1972 and 1978 young Dimitar Manolov took over the orchestra. In 1981 Yordan Dafov became conductor of the orchestra. In 1985 Emil Tabakov took over as a conductor. In 1987 he became chief conductor of the orchestra and between 1988 and 2000 he was its artistic director. Since 1981 a choir was added to the National Philharmonic Orchestra, which is now called the Svetoslav Obretenov National Philharmonic Choir. From its initial staff of 101 people the philharmonic ensemble grew to 300: 120 musicians, 100 singers, and soloists – Anton Dikov, Bozhidar Noev, Ivan Drenikov, Marta Deanova, Stoyka Milanova, Mincho Minchev, Ventseslav Nikolov, Stefan Popov, the Dimov Quartet.

With Emil Tabakov in the lead, the orchestra entered another important stage in its history: it had clear repertoire policy and a series of guest performances abroad (six times in Germany, four times in Great Britain, three times in Spain, twice in Yugoslavia, twice in France, twice in the USA, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Greece, Turkey etc.). It made recordings for Balkanton, Gega New, Supraphone, Elan, Frequenz, Koch, Mega, Capriccio, Delta.

The Philharmonic Society holds regular popular music lecture courses. More than 50 symphonic works have been recorded by the Sofia Philharmonic, including works by: Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Berloiz, Liszt, Smetana, Dvorak, Rossini, Franck, Saint-Saens, Reger, R. Strauss, Mahler, Skryabin, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Rimskij-Korsakov, Mussorysky, Sibelius, Chabrier, Ravel, Prokopiev, Schostakovich, Khachaturian, Briten, Schonenberg, Kalomiris, conducted by Sasha Popov, Konstantin Iliev, Dobrin Petkov, Dimiter Manolov, Jordan Dafov, Emil Tabakov, Vassil Stefanov, Rouslan Raichev, Vassil Kazandjiev, Emil Tchakarov, Heinz Bongartz, and H. Shimshek. The Sofia Philharmonic has recorded approximately 50 symphonies, instrumental concertos and different orchestral works by the Bulgarian composers L. Pipkov, P. Vladigerov, M. Goleminov, V. Stoyanov, P. Stainov, Ph. Koutev, D. Nenov, K. Iliev, L. Nikolov, A. Raichev, S. Pironkov, G. Toutev, V. Kazandjiev, K. Kyurukchiiski, and S. Dragostinov.

The Sofia Philharmonic has recorded approximately 25 instrumental concertos by Bach, Telemann, Tessarini, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Paganini, Tchaikovski, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Bartok and Jolivet. These works were performed by Anton Dikov, Nikolai Evrov, Marta Deyanova, Milena Mollova, Zheny Zaharieva, Georgi Badev, Mincho Minchev, Yuri Boukoff, Yoko Sato, Erick Friedemann, and the piano duos of Julia and Konstantin Ganev, and Hans and Kurt Scmidt. Operas include recitals by the Bulgarian singers Nicolai Ghiaurov, Nicola Ghiuselev, Ghena Dimitrova, Anna Tomova-Sintova, Raina Kabaivanska, Alexandrina Milcheva, Stoyan Popov, and Dimiter Petkov. The Sofia Philharmonic has made complete recordings of the operas “Tosca” and “Madam Butterfly” by Puccini commissioned by the “Frequenz” Company- Rome, conducted by Gabriele Bellini with the participation of soloists from ” La Scala”, Milano.

“I am especially grateful to the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra for the great pleasure they gave me by the wonderful performance of my musical works under the Konstantin Iliev’s skilful.”
Dmitrij Shostakovich

“My congratulations for the wonderful execution of my works!”
Krzysztof Penderecki

“It was a great artistic joy for me to work with the musicians of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and with conductor Konstantin Iliev.”
Mstislav Rostropovich

“To the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra – many great artistic achievments to come and very many fruitful results.”
Sviatoslav Richter

“Leaving Bulgaria, I carry away with me the most pleasant impressions for my fruitful work with the wonderful Philharmonic Orchestra of Sofia. Thank you friends and colleagues, for the joy of making music together”.
David Oistrach

“To the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra – with warmest thanks and sincere admiration.”
Carlo Zecchi

“I was extremely delighted with my work with the orchestra.The Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra has musicians with great talents.”
Bernandino Molinari

“Both concerts of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra at the Festival of Prague Spring 58 belong to the best things we have had the chance to listen to in the past few years.”
Karel Ančerl

“I was surprised by the quality of the work of this first- class symphonic orchestra, the achievements of which level it with the most famous orchestra from the West.”
Charles Bruck

“It was a great pleasure to make music together with you and to conduct such a professional and joyful orchestra. Best wishes to all of you, see you again.”
Edward Dawn

“The achievements of the Sofia Philharmonic are those of a wonderful first class symphonic ensemble, of which many countries could be proud of.”
Herman Abendrot

“I am elated by the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. This is one of the best orchestras of Europe which I have ever conducted. With all my heart – bravo- bravissimo to this excellent symphonic group.”
George Sebasti

Since the visit of Pierre Boulez and the Cleveland Orchestra long time ago, it has not been proposed a better thing till now.
Kalamazoo Gazette, USA

Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra at Warwick University Arts Centre, Warwick:
The visiting Bulgarian musicians gave us a pleasant taste of their colorful approach in an energetic, yet warm, account of Dvorak’s familiar Ninth Symphony which concluded the concert.
In Tabakov’s own new Concert Piece, which opened the program the strengths of the orchestra were admirably displayed. The piece had a sense of ruffed openness and symphonic breadth, yet served as a dramatic alternative to the overture with which the concert conventionally began.
The strings of the Sofia Orchestra were throughout responsive and warm, while the woodwind played with character and individual color.
Altogether the Impression of a wish to communicate musically somehow made up for minor problems, so that the audience felt involvement and gained from the attitude of the dedicated musicians.
Stephen Daw

My congratulations to Oxford Pro Musica for giving us, through their enterprise, the unforgettable opportunity to hear the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra here in Oxford.
Last night’s concert at the Sheldonian was in every sense a total success.
This top Bulgarian orchestra, conducted by Emil Tabakov, went straight to the heart of Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances Op.46 Nos. 1 and 8 and Op. 72 No. 2, which they invested with an intuitive energy and drive that rather belied their somewhat staid exteriors.
Pianist Ivan Drenikov’s marvellous performance of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto was both dramatic and sensitive, with a brilliant virtuosity a heartfelt lyricism, the orchestra never overpowering despite its size.
At the end of Rimski- Korsakov’s ravishing Scheherazade, they must have asked themselves if the applause would ever stop; leader Angel Stankov, for his impressive violin solos, and indeed the entire band, certainly deserved such rich praise for this tremendous performance.
Oxford Mail, Noreen Petrie, England

“Its woodwind, especially the suave flute and clarinet principals, combine high ensemble skills with soloistic flair, as their sophisticated dispatching of the Arabesque in Rimski- Korsakov’s Scheherazade demonstrated. More surprisingly was the “Western” timbre of both brass and woodwind sections: banished are the slightly antique muffled tone and wobbly horns that once, it seemed, characterized all orchestras East of Berlin.
This suggests that the orchestra’s new principal conductor, the 40-year-old Emil Tabakov, is well aware of current worldwide trends and standards in orchestral playing. He gives the impression of being determined and skilled operator. Three Dvorak Slavonic Dances were given well- drilled, punchy performances.
The Times, Richard Morrison, England

“The Sofia Philharmonic is an orchestra that scores high in all the important performing aspects – discipline, interpretive skill and virtuosity – while maintaining a smooth, relaxed ever flowing sound.”
The Independent and Gazette, Richmond USA

“The new-style Bristol Proms got off to an encouraging start on Saturday with a nearly full house and an exciting performance.
The Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra from Bulgaria has that typical East European glossy string sound and amazing discipline.
Their playing of the Dvorak The Slavonic Dances was a bit on the showy side but real quality of the playing came out in the Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 where the soloist was the lyrical Stoika Milanova. Her performance was a poetic one, fluent and rhapsodic.
The orchestra had its real chance to shine in Rimsky- Korsakov’s Scheherazade where the woodwind playing and crisp work from the brass had the audience in raptures and crying for an encore.”
Hellen Reid

More than 50 symphonic works have been recorded by the Sofia Philharmonic, including works by: Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Berloiz, Liszt, Smetana, Dvorak, Rossini, Franck, Saint-Saens, Reger, R. Strauss, Mahler, Skryabin, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Rimskij-Korsakov, Mussorysky, Sibelius, Chabrier, Ravel, Prokopiev, Schostakovich, Khachaturian, Briten, Schonenberg, Kalomiris, conducted by Sasha Popov, Konstantin Iliev, Dobrin Petkov, Dimiter Manolov, Jordan Dafov, Emil Tabakov, Vassil Stefanov, Rouslan Raichev, Vassil Kazandjiev, Emil Tchakarov, Heinz Bongartz, and H. Shimshek.

The Sofia Philharmonic has recorded approximately 50 symphonies, instrumental concertos and different orchestral works by the Bulgarian composers L. Pipkov, P. Vladigerov, M. Goleminov, V. Stoyanov, P. Stainov, Ph. Koutev, D. Nenov, K. Iliev, L. Nikolov, A. Raichev, S. Pironkov, G. Toutev, V. Kazandjiev, K. Kyurukchiiski, and S. Dragostinov.

The Sofia Philharmonic has recorded approximately 25 instrumental concertos by Bach, Telemann, Tessarini, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Paganini, Tchaikovski, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Bartok and Jolivet. These works were performed by Anton Dikov, Nikolai Evrov, Marta Deyanova, Milena Mollova, Zheny Zaharieva, Georgi Badev, Mincho Minchev, Yuri Boukoff, Yoko Sato, Erick Friedemann, and the piano duos of Julia and Konstantin Ganev, and Hans and Kurt Scmidt.

Operas include recitals by the Bulgarian singers Nicolai Ghiaurov, Nicola Ghiuselev, Ghena Dimitrova, Anna Tomova-Sintova, Raina Kabaivanska, Alexandrina Milcheva, Stoyan Popov, and Dimiter Petkov.

The Sofia Philharmonic has made complete recordings of the operas “Tosca” and “Madam Butterfly” by Puccini commissioned by the “Frequenz” Company- Rome, conducted by Gabriele Bellini with the participation of soloists from ” La Scala”, Milano.

PIPKOV
Symphony No 2
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

STOYANOV, Vesselin
Violin Concerto
Soloist: Dina Schneidermann
Conductor: Vassil Stefanov
© Balkanton

RAYCHEV, Alexander
Oratorio For Our Time
Words: Vladimir Bashev
With “Svetoslav Obretenov” National Philharmonic Choir, with conductor Georgi Robev, and “Bodra Smiana” Children Choir, with conductor Boncho Bochev
Soloist: Pavel Gerdjicov – Bass
Reciter: Mila Pavlova
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

KAZANDJIEV
Violin Concerto In G
Soloist: Boyan Lechev
Conductor: Vassil Kazandjiev
© Balkanton

PAGANINI
Violin Concerto No 1
Soloist: Emil Kamilarov
Conductor: Vassil Stefanov
© Balkanton

KHRENNIKOV
Violin Concerto No 1
Soloist: Emil Kamilarov
Conductor: Vassil Stefanov
© Balkanton

KHRENNIKOV
Piano Concerto Op. 1
Soloist: Kihon Khrennikov
Conductor: Dobrin Petkov
© Balkanton

KHRENNIKOV
Violin Concerto Op. 14
Soloist: Yoko Sato
Conductor: Dobrin Petkov
© Balkanton

SAGAEV, Dimiter
Violin Concerto No 1
Soloist: Georgi Badev
Conductor: Ivan Vulpe
© Balkanton

WAGNER
Opera Overtures
Tannhauser, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Lohengrin (Prelude to Act III)
Der Fliegende Hollander, Parsifal
Conductor: Dobrin Petkov
© Balkanton

BRAHMS
Symphony No 1
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

BRAHMS
Symphony No 4
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

CHRISTOFF, Dimiter
Overture
Conductor: Dobrin Petkov
© Balkanton

CHRISTOFF, Dimiter
Sinfonietta For Strings
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

PIPKOV
Piano Concerto Op. 48
Pastoral And Antique Dance
Soloist: Nikolai Evrov
Conductor: Dobrin Petkov
© Balkanton

SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No 6
Symphony No 9
Conductor: Dobrin Petkov
© Balkanton

IVANOV, Georgi
(TUTEV, Georgi)
Symphony
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

ILIEV, Konstantin
Symphonic Variations
Conductor: Dobrin Petkov
© Balkanton

PIPKOV
Symphony No 3
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

KAZANDJIEV
Concerto For Piano, Saxophone And Orchestra
Soloists: Olga Shevkenova – Piano and Konstantin Chilev – Saxophone
Conductor: Vasil Kazandjiev
© Balkanton

MARTINU
Concerto For String Quartet And Orchestra
Soloists: Dimov Quartet
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

IKONOMOV
Divertimento For String Quartet And Orchestra
Soloists: Dimov Quartet
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

LOCATELLI
Concerto For String Quartet And String Orchestra (Concerto Da Camera)
Soloists: Dimov Quartet and Snejina Galabova – Cemballo
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

GOLEMINOV, Marin
Symphony No 2
Conductor: Kamen Goleminov
© Balkanton

GOLEMINOV, Marin
Violin Concerto No 1
Soloists: Boyan Lechev
Conductor: Dobrin Petkov
© Balkanton

KUTEV
Symphonic Poem “Gherman”
Symphony No 1 (Youth Simphony)
Conductor: Vassil Stefanov
© Balkanton

RAYCHEV, Alexander
Symphony-Cantata “He Does Not Die” (after the ballad of Hristo Botev)
With “Svetoslav Obretenov” National Philharmonic Choir, with conductor Georgi Robev
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

BARTOK
Piano Concerto No 1
Piano Concerto No 3
Soloist: Anton Dikov
Conductor: Dimiter Manolov
© Balkanton

BARTOK
Piano Concerto No 2
Rhapsody For Piano And Orchestra
Soloist: Anton Dikov
Conductor: Dimiter Manolov
© Balkanton

PIPKOV
“Wedding” – Revolutionary Symphony For Choir And Orchestra
With “Svetoslav Obretenov” National Philharmonic Choir, with conductor Georgi Robev
Conductor: Dimiter Manolov
© Balkanton

LIZST
Piano Concerto No 1
Piano Concerto No 2
Soloist: Youri Boukov
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

STRAVINSKY
Concerto For Piano And Wind Instruments
Capriccio For Piano And Orchestra
Soloist: Nikolai Evrov
Conductor: Dobrin Petkov
© Balkanton

FRANCK
Symphony In D-Moll
Conductor: Dimiter Manolov
© Balkanton

CHAUSSON
Poem For Violin And Orchestra
Soloist: Stoyka Milanova
Conductor: Dimiter Manolov
© Balkanton

TANEV
Constructional Music
Conductor: Dimiter Manolov
© Balkanton

GOLEMINOV, Marin
Piano Concerto
Soloist: Anton Dikov
Conductor: Marin Goleminov
© Balkanton

RACHMANINOFF
Piano Concerto No 1
Soloist: Marta Deyanova
Conductor: Dimiter Manolov
© Balkanton

KYURUKCHIYSKI
Concerto For Orchestra
Conductor: Dimiter Manolov
© Balkanton

MENDELSSOHN
Symphony No 4 “Italian”
Hebrides Overture
Conductor: Hikmet Simsek
© Balkanton

SCHUMANN
Symphony No 4
Manfred Overture
Conductor: Hikmet Simsek
© Balkanton

MOZART
Piano Concerto KV 271
Konzert-Rondo D Dur, KV 382
Soloist: Nikolai Evrov
Conductor: Dimiter Manolov
© Balkanton

TEKELIEV
Symphony No 2
Conductor: Kamen Goleminov
© Balkanton

TCHAIKOVSKY
Violin Concerto
Soloist: Eric Fridman
Conductor: Dimiter Manolov
© Balkanton

TCHAIKOVSKY
Violin Concerto
Soloist: Mincho Minchev
Conductor: Dimiter Manolov
© Balkanton

SCHUMANN
Symphony No 2
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

BRAHMS
Piano Concerto No 2
Soloist: Jenny Zaharieva
Conductor: Vassil Kazandjiev
© Balkanton

BARTOK
Concerto For 2 Pianos And Orchestra
Soloists: Piano-Duo Ganev
Conductor: Dimiter Manolov
© Balkanton

DVORAK
Symphony No 8
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

GOLEMINOV, Marin
Symphony No 1 (On Childern’s Themes)
Conductor: Kamen Goleminov
© Balkanton

RAYCHEV, Alexander
Concerto For Orchestra
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

RAYCHEV, Alexander
Sonata-Poem For Violin And Orchestra
Soloist: Georgi Badev
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

J. S. BACH
VIVALDI
MOZART
Violin Concerto No 2, E DUR
Violin Concerto No 6, Op. 3, A Moll
Violin Concerto No 3, G Dur
Soloist: Vasko Vassilev
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

GOLEMINOV, Marin
Concerto For Strings
Conductor: Yordan Dafov
© Balkanton

BEETHOVEN
Piano Concertos 1 – 5
Soloist: Anton Dikov
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

GLIER
PIERNE
Harp Concerto
Piece Concertante Pour Harpe Et Orchestre
Soloist: Suzana Klincharova
Conductor: Yordan Dafov
© Balkanton

HAYDN, Joseph
Piano Concerto D Dur
Piano Concerto G Dur
Soloist: Nikolai Evrov
Conductor: Yordan Dafov
© Balkanton

GOLEMINOV, Marin
Symphonic Impressions On Some Paintings Of Vladimir Dimitrov – Maystora
Words: Georgi Strumski
Soloist: Nadya Dobrianova – Soprano
Conductor: Yordan Dafov
© Balkanton

TELEMANN
TESSARINI
HAYDN
Concerto For Trumpet And Strings D Dur
Sonata For Trumpet And Strings D Dur
Trumpet Concerto Es Dur
Soloist: Yordan Kojuharov – Trumpet
Conductor: Yordan Dafov
© Balkanton

JOLIVET
Concerto For Trumpet, Piano And Strings
Soloist: Yordan Kojuharov – Trumpet whit Peter Belneev – piano
Conductor: Yordan Dafov
© Balkanton

GOLEMINOV, Marin
Nestinarka – Suite
Symphonic Variations On A Theme By Dobri Christoff
Conductor: Kamen Goleminov
© Balkanton

TCHAIKOVSKY
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Capriccio Italien
Capriccio Espagnol
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Balkanton

TABAKOV
Symphony No 1
Concert Piece For A Big Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Balkanton

RACHMANINOFF
Symphony No 2
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Balkanton

STRAUSS R.
Eine Alpensinfonie
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Capriccio / Balkanton

BACH C.  P. E.
MOZART
Flute Concerto C Dur, KV 314
Flute Concerto D Moll
Andante For Flute And Orchestra C Dur, KV 315
Soloist: Georgi Spassov
Conductor: Vassil Kazandjiev
© Balkanton

ILIEV, Konstantin
Musical Moments
Conductor: Konstantin Iliev
© Balkanton

LISZT
Piano Concerto No 2
Soloist: Dimiter Nenov
Conductor: Vassil Stefanov
© Balkanton

GERSHWIN, George
Porgy And Bess – Symphonic Picture
Arrangement: R. R. Bennett
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Balkanton

BARTOK
Piano Concerto No 1
Soloist: Robert Gromeau
Conductor: Yordan Dafov
© Balkanton

BARTOK
Piano Concerto No 2
Soloist: Robert Gromeau
Conductor: Yordan Dafov
© Balkanton

BRUCH
Violin Concerto
Soloist: Dina Schneidermann
Conductor: Dimiter Manolov
© Balkanton

BEETHOVEN
Leonora Overture
Conductor: Dimiter Manolov
© Balkanton

Opera Choruses
Verdi – Aida
With “Svetoslav Obretenov” National Philharmonic Choir
Conductor: Georgi Robev
© Balkanton

Opera Choruses
Verdi – Nabucco, Don Carlos, Macbeth
With “Svetoslav Obretenov” National Philharmonic Choir
Conductor: Georgi Robev
© Balkanton

Opera Choruses
Bellini – Norma
Donizetti – Don Pasquale, Lucia Di Lammermoor
With “Svetoslav Obretenov” National Philharmonic Choir
Conductor: Georgi Robev
© Balkanton

Opera Choruses
Puccini – Turandot
Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana
Leoncavallo – Pagliacci
With “Svetoslav Obretenov” National Philharmonic Choir
Conductor: Georgi Robev
© Balkanton

SCRIABIN
Symphony No 2
Symphony No 3
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Balkanton

CHOPIN
Piano Concerto No 1
Piano Concerto No 2
Variations on ” La Ci Darem La Mano” (Mozart – Don Juan)
Krakowiak Op. 14
Grande Polonaise Brillante Op. 22
Fantasy On A Polish Themes
Soloist: Arturo Lima
Conductor: Dimiter Manolov
© Balkanton

ORFF, Carl
Carmina Burana
With “Svetoslav Obretenov” National Philharmonic Choir
Conductor: Georgi Robev
© Balkanton

BEETHOVEN
Violin Concerto
Soloist: Nel Gotkowsky
Conductor: Victor Jampolski
© Balkanton

BEETHOVEN
Piano Concertos 1 – 5
Soloist: Anton Dikov
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Delta

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No 4
Conductor: Vladimir Ghiaurov
© Balkanton

TCHAIKOVSKY
Violin Concerto
Soloist: Alexander Ilchev
Conductor: Andrey Andreev
© Balkanton

TCHAIKOVSKY
SHOSTAKOVICH
Variations On A Rococo Theme For Cello And Orchestra
Cello Concerto
Soloist: Nathaniel Rosen
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Balkanton

MUSSORGSKY
Pictures At An Exhibition
Night On The Bare Mountain
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Balkanton

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Scheherazade
Capriccio Espagnol
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Balkanton

RAVEL
SAINT-SAENS
CHABRIER
DUKAS
Bolero, Ma Mere L’Oye
Danse Macabre
Espana
L’ Apprenti Sorcier
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Balkanton

KANDOV
Apotheose
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Balkanton

BERLIOZ
Symphonie Fantastique
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Balkanton

BOIELDIEU
SAINT-SAENS
PIERNE
Harp Concerto C Dur
Harp Concerto G Dur
Piece Concertante Pour Harpe Et Orchestre
Soloist: Suzana Klincharova
Conductor: Dimiter Manolov
© Balkanton

DVORAK
Symphony No 9 “From The New World”
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Pentagon (Mega for Bulgaria)

BRAHMS
Symphonies No 1 to No 4
Academic Festival Overture
Tragic Overture
Haydn Variations
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Pentagon (Mega for Bulgaria)

BRAHMS
Ein Deutsches Requiem
With “Svetoslav Obretenov” National Philharmonic Choir, conductor Georgi Robev
Soloists: Sonia Marinova, Jivko Pranchev
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Pentagon (Mega for Bulgaria)

BRAHMS
Piano Concertos 1 and 2
Soloist: Dimitris Sgouros
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Pentagon (Mega for Bulgaria)

PUCCINI
Tosca
With “Svetoslav Obretenov” National Philharmonic Choir, conductor Georgi Robev, and “Bodra Smyana” Children Choir with conductor L. Bocheva
Soloists: R. Kabaivanska, N. Antinori, N. Portella, E. Dara, R. Doykov, L. Botcheva
Conductor: Gabriele Bollini
© Frequenz

PUCCINI
Madama Buterfly
With “Svetoslav Obretenov” National Philharmonic Choir, conductor Georgi Robev
Soloists: R. Kabaivanska, A. Milcheva, N. Antinori, N. Portella, R. Doykov
Conductor: Gabriele Bollini
© Frequenz

PUCCINI
Turandot (Excerpts)
With “Svetoslav Obretenov” National Philharmonic Choir, conductor Georgi Robev
Soloists: G. Dimitrova, R. Bareva, D. Damyanov, A. Selimsky
Conductor: Boris Hinchev
© Balkanton

VERDI
Attila
With the National Opera Choir with conductors L. Karoleev and Chr. Kazandjiev
Soloists: N. Ghiuselev, M. Krikorian, B. Zvetanov, L. Videnov, B. Bogdanov
Conductor: Vladimir Ghiaurov
© Balkanton

MAHLER
Symphonies No 1 to No 10
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Capriccio

PROKOFIEV
RACHMANINOV
Piano concerto No 3
Piano concerto No 3
Soloist: Santiago Rodriguez
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Elan

LISZT
SIBELIUS
SMETANA
STRAUSS R.
Preludes
Finland
Valtava
Till Eulenspiegel
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Balkanton

SKRIABIN
TABAKOV
Reveries
Concerto For Strings
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Balkanton / Elan

TABAKOV
Third Symphony
Astral Music
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Elan

STRAVINSKI T.
TABAKOV
Firebird
Concerto For Orchestra
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Gega – New

TABAKOV
Concerto For Violin, Vibraphone, Marimba, Bells And Choir
With “Svetoslav Obretenov” National Philharmonic Choir, conducted by Georgi Robev
Soloist: Mincho Minchev – Violin
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Mega

TCHAIKOVSKY
GRIEG
LIZST
Piano concerto No 1
Piano concerto
Piano concerto No 1
Soloist: Santiago Rodriguez
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Elan

VERDI
Requiem
4 Pezzi Sacri
Soloists: Olga Romanko, Stefania Toszynska, Vicente Ombuena, Franco de Grandis
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Capriccio / Gega – New

BEETHOVEN
Un Ballo in maschera & La Forza del Destino Medley
Soloists: Olga Romanko, Irina Tschistiakova, Elizabet Carter, Boyko Tzvetanov, Roberto Servile
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Capriccio

BARTOK
Concerto for orchestra
The Miraculous Mandarin
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Pentagon / Mega

Italian Operas Medley
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
© Capriccio

KOWALSKI, Jochen
Contratenor
Russian Album
From the operas: Glinka/Ruslan and Lyudmila, A Life for the Tsar Mussorgski/Boris Godunov, Rimsky-Korsakov/Snow Maiden
With the participation of Olga Schalajeva – Soprano
Conductor: Michail Jurowski
© Capriccio

SWENSSON, Peter
Tenor
The Wagner Album
From the operas Rienzi, Tannhauser, Lohengrun, Meistersinger, Walkure, Siegfried, Gotterdammerung, Parsifal, Der Fliegende Hollander
Conductor: Yordan Dafov
© Capriccio

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