- Angelina Petrova
(b Ruse, Bulgaria, April 23, 1905; d Sofia, Bulgaria, March 29, 1977). Bulgarian composer and voice pedagogue. In his endeavour to create a pronouncedly Bulgarian vocal colour he composed some of the most popular works in Bulgaria during the 1930s and 1940s. Among others, ‘Sevdana’ and ‘Pastoral’ deserve a special mention.
He began his music education studying the piano at the Music Academy in Sofia (under Ivan Torchanov); he later studied voice in Vienna under T. Lirhamer (1925–9), and composition under Josef Marxs (1927); he was also Lirhamer’s assistant between 1936 and 1938. He taught at the Imperial Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (1936–8). In 1944 he became a teacher of classical singing, and in 1971 a professor in the State Bulgarian Conservatoire, Sofia. He was a well-known voice pedagogue and his name is often connected with prominent performers, such as Lyuba Velich and Lyubomir Pantchev (in the first half of the 20th century), and Anna Tomova-Sintova and Alexandrina Miltcheva (in the second half of the 20th century)....