Bulgarian Folk Dances

Artist: Petko Radev & Friends

Name: Bulgarian Folk Dances

Released: 2010

Label: Gega new

Format: Cristal

Total playing: 49'42

Bonus: Import Bulgaria

Price : 12.50 €

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Ref.: CR00480GEGA


Bulgarian Folk Dances (Petko Radev & Friends)

Petko Radev, clarinet, has a special place in Bulgarian music culture. On the one hand, he is one of the most renowned classical music performers. He played in the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra, in Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and the Milan Scala orchestra. His solo repertoire is impressive. Gega New has released recordings of his performances together with pianist Maria Prinz. Petko Radev is a professor in the Sofia Academy of Music.
Together with that, he is a legend in Bulgarian folk music. Being a brilliant performer, he skillfully combines his virtuosic technique with magnificent improvisations on samples of Bulgarian folk music. He founded a folk music orchestra and participated in the recordings of many folk singers: Staika Gyokova, Nedialka Keranova, Yovcho Karaivanov, Gruycho Dochev, etc. For a period of nearly 20 years, performing partners of Petko Radev are among the best instrumentalists in Bulgaria: Petko Dachev, Kosta Kolev, Emil Kolev, Ivan Kirev, Yordan Yotov, Ivan Hadjiiski. Recordings of that period have long been perceived as classics in Bulgarian folk music and the next generation of performers (some of them his pupils in the Academy of Music) feel respect and regard for the musician who created a new style in the folk genre.

Petko Radev & Friends - Musicians

  • Petko RADEV : clarinet
  • Petko DACHEV : accordion
  • Ivan KIREV : accordion
  • Ivan MIHOV : violin
  • Ivan SHIBILEV : accordion
  • Ivan HADJIISKI : trumpet
  • Emil KOLEV : accordion
  • Yordan YOTOV :accordion

Bulgarian Folk Dances - Sound extracts

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