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date: 22 September 2020

Khristov, Dimitarlocked

  • Anda Palieva
  • , revised by Milena Bozhikova


(b Sofia, Bulgaria, Oct 2, 1933). Bulgarian composer and theorist. He studied composition with Goleminov at the Bulgarian State Music Academy in Sofia until 1956; later, in 1963, he spent six months in the BRD, France, the Netherlands, and the USA on a UNESCO scholarship. In 1960 he was appointed to teach counterpoint at the Sofiya Academy. Concurrently he worked at the Institute of Music (now the Institute of Art Studies) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1969–2005). He served as general secretary of the UNESCO International Music Council (1975–9), executive member of the ISME (1974–8) and of its research commission (1976–86), and as vice-president of the Union of Bulgarian Composers (1972–85). As a professor (starting in 1976) at the National Academy of Music, Sofia University, and New Bulgarian University, he taught courses in polyphony and music theory, among other subjects. He was awarded the honorary doctorate by the New Bulgarian University (...

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