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date: 20 October 2020

Kandov, Aleksandarlocked

  • Anda Palieva


(b Sofia, June 2, 1949). Bulgarian composer. At the Bulgarian State Music Academy in Sofia he studied composition with Tapkov and the piano with Lyuba Obretenova. Appointments followed as music editor at Bulgarian Radio and at the publishers Muzika, and as lecturer in counterpoint at the Sofia Academy. In 1990 he moved to Spain, where he has since taught and secured work as a composer. He began composing in the late 1960s, and by the end of the 70s he had become one of the most original Bulgarian composers of his generation. Between 1982 and 1990 he was head of the Association of Young Composers and one of the founders of the Bulgarian Society of New Music. His works are regularly performed at the New Bulgarian Music festival, and he has thrice received the prize of the composers’ union. His Muzika za orkestar (1985), Oda (‘Ode’, ...

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