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date: 22 September 2020

Khristoskov, Petarlocked

  • Anda Palieva

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(b Sofia, March 8, 1917). Bulgarian violinist and composer . He made his début at the age of ten. In 1936 he graduated from the class of Sasha Popov at the Sofia State Music Academy and from 1940 to 1943 he attended the Berlin Hochschule für Musik. During these years he made successful appearances in Berlin, Munich, Vienna and Salzburg. He was appointed leader of the Berlin Opera in 1943 but in the same year returned to Bulgaria, where he joined and later served as leader (1952–4) of the Sofia PO. From 1945 he taught at the Sofia State Academy. He has appeared regularly as a soloist in Asia as well as Europe, with his wife, the pianist Zlatka Arnaudova, and in a trio with Dimiter Nenov and Konstantin Popov. His compositions combine virtuoso writing, the non-diatonic quality of Bulgarian folk music and a contemporary means of expression involving chromatic use of harmony and inventive expressive melody....

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