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Iliev, Konstantinlocked

  • Anna Levy,
  • Gregory Myers
  •  and Milena Bozhikova

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(b Sofia, Bulgaria, March 9, 1924; d Vidin, Bulgaria, March 6, 1988). Bulgarian composer and conductor. Together with Lazar Nikolov he was among the first composers in eastern Europe after World War II to engage with a modernist aesthetic in music and to experiment with non-tonal techniques. His formative years coincided with the rise of the communist dictatorship in Bulgaria, and as a result of being at the forefront of Bulgaria’s avant garde he was subject to harsh criticism and censorship; the vast majority of his compositions are unpublished....

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