Marin Goleminov

Goleminov, Marin (Petrov) (Nov. 28/Oct.11, 1908, Kyustendil - Feb. 19, 2000, Espino, Portugal) - composer, conductor, pedagogue, music publicist

He belongs to the second generation of Bulgarian artists. He educated generations of Bulgarian musicians. His work initiated a music movement in Bulgarian culture marked by the use of Bulgarian traditional music elements interwoven with an original style and vision. He graduated from the State Academy of Music in 1931. He studied Violin with Professor Todor Torchanov and music theory subjects with Professor Dobri Hristov and Professor Nikola Atanassov. From 1931 to 1934 he studied at the Schola Cantorum in Paris majoring in Composition under Professor Vincent d’Indy, Paul le Flemm and Albert Bertlain. He attended composition classes of Paul Ducas at the Ecole Normale de Musique, as well as Theory of Music, Aesthetics and Literature classes at the Sorbonne.

In 1934 he returned to Bulgaria and joined the Contemporary Music Society. He played the second violin in the famous Avramov Quartet (1935-38). He was among the founding members of a chamber orchestra at Radio Sofia and his first conductor (1936-38). In 1938 he went to Munich to specialise in Conducting under Professor Karl Erenberg and Composition under Professor Josef Haas and Professor Knappe at the Academy of Music. Since 1943 for over four decades he worked as Professor at the State Academy of Music, teaching Music Instruments, Orchestration, Conducting and Composition. He was elected Rector (1954-56) and Director of the Sofia Opera (1965-67). He won the Gottfried von Herder Award of the Vienna University (1976). He joined the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and was promoted Academician (1989).

He wrote four operas, two dance dramas, among which The Fire-Dancing Woman considered to be a masterpiece; works for choir and orchestra, for voice and orchestra; four symphonies and other works for symphony and string orchestra; eight string quartets and other chamber works for various instruments; choral and solo songs. A great part of his works has entered the permanent repertoire of the Bulgarian performers.

He also wrote four music theory studies and textbooks, over 200 articles, essays, notices, etc. published in Bulgaria and abroad.

Devorina Camalova - Poulenc, Goleminov - Tchaikovsky - Schumann - Mozart (CD)

Devorina Camalova - Poulenc, Goleminov - Tchaikovsky - Schumann - Mozart (CD)

Devorina Camalova - Poulenc,Goleminov - Tchaikovsky - Schumann - Mozart - 42258 - Classical music..


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