Brashovanova(-Stancheva) [Stancheva-Brashovanova; Braschowanowa], Lada
- Raina D. Katsarova
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(b Sofia, Feb 11, 1929). Bulgarian musicologist, daughter of Stoyan Brashovanov and the Swiss pianist Mathilde Kurz. She studied the piano with Dimiter Nenov and Lyuba Encheva at the Bulgarian State Music Academy in Sofia, graduating in theory (1951) and performance (1953). She began to publish musicological articles in 1949, and until 1965 also taught the piano. From 1967 she worked as a music editor and has lectured at international music conferences, universities and music schools and on the radio in Bulgaria and abroad (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Poland). Her chief subjects are the history of music in Bulgaria (particularly the Middle Ages) and western European music history; she has written books on Handel, Mozart and Berlioz, and is a contributor to the major music encyclopedias. She continues to work as a freelance music critic and publicist.Mozart (Sofia, 1958) Berlioz (Sofia, 1959, 2/1964)...