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Nikolov, Lazar (Kostov )locked

  • Ann Leyy,
  • Gregory Myers
  •  and Angelina Petrova


(b Burgas, Bulgaria, Aug 26, 1922; d Sofia, Bulgaria, Feb 7, 2005). Bulgarian composer. Together with Konstantin Iliev he was a founder of Bulgaria’s postwar avant garde, and among the first composers in eastern Europe to subscribe to a modernist aesthetic and to the use of atonal techniques. His compositional aesthetic ran counter to the doctrines of the communist regime which was particularly oppressive at the start of his career in the late 1940s. For most of his professional life his work was censored....

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