Pletenitsa

Artist: Peyo Peev

Name: Pletenitsa

Released: 2008

Label: Gega new

Format: Cristal

Total playing: 44'00

Bonus: Import Bulgaria

Price : 12.50 €

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Ref.: CR00347GEGA

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Pletenitsa (Peyo Peev)

For centuries the gadulka has been among the most favourite instruments in Bulgaria. While in the past it was used only in some folk regions, today it is widely popular throughout the country. Since the middle of the 20th century, it has been invariably included in the folk music orchestras in all regions of Bulgaria. This brought about a change in the musical concept of the folk musicians. They began to unite melodies and techniques characteristic for various folk regions or other genres. They managed to prove that even though the gadulka is a more primitive instrument, it can still compete technically with the classical string instruments.

Peyo Peeev is among the most renowned young gadulka players. Born and brought up in the heart of Trakia (Southern Bulgaria), the musician’s first interest in music was connected with the children’s ensemble Zagorche, then he studied at the Philip Koutev Secondary School of Music in the town of Kotel (1989-1994) and the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv (1994-1998).

He gives concerts actively and participates in different projects with the world-famous musician Theodosii Spassov and the virtuoso players Ivo Papazov, Petar Ralchev, Stoyan Yankulov, etc. These musicians also participate in the present release. Peyo Peev has also performed with different groups throughout Europe, the USA, Japan, and has made a lot of recordings.

The ten pieces included in this release are unique in their style and characterise his musical concept and creative imagination. They are real jewels, which skilfully combine both the traditional and contemporary approach.

Peyo Peev - Musicians

  • Peyo PEEV : gadulka
  • Stoyan YANKULOV : percussion
  • Angel DIMITROV : guitar
  • Bulgarian national radio folk orchestra, conductor : Hristofor RADANOV
  • Peter MILANOV : guitar
  • Kostadin KOSTOV : tupan
  • Dimitar BOGDANOV : vocals
  • Peter RALCHEV : accordion
  • Theodosii SPASOV : kaval
  • Hristo YOTSOV : percussion
  • Nikolai ANTOV : guitar
  • Krassimira PAUROVA : violin
  • Borislava VASSILEVA : violin
  • Gergana CHUKLEVA : viola
  • Theodora TENEVA : violoncello
  • Nedyalko NEDYALKOV : kaval

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