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date: 17 October 2019

Krăstev, Venelinlocked

  • Lada Brashovanova
  • , revised by Milena Bozhikova


(b Dupnitsa, Bulgaria, Sept 22, 1919; d Sofia, Bulgaria, May 21, 2015). Bulgarian musicologist and critic. He graduated from the State Music Academy in Sofia in 1943 and carried on further studies in music history at the Institute of the History of Arts in Moscow (1948–9). Greatly influenced by Soviet musicologists of the 1930s and 40s, Krăstev returned to Sofia in 1949 to hold office in the Committee for Science, Art, and Culture (1949–52), and he held a senior position in the Ministry of Education and Culture (1958–63); for many years he was also secretary of the musicologists’ section of the Union of Bulgarian Composers. He was chief editor of Muzika Journal (1951–2). After holding positions as assistant lecturer (1948) and lecturer (1953) in music history at the State Music Academy in Sofia, he started working for the Institute for Musicology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in ...

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