site.btaEmil Tabakov to Conduct World Premiere of Own Adagio, Another First-timer in October
Maestro Emil Tabakov will appear with the National Philharmonic as both a conductor and a composer in a programme including two premieres at Bulgaria Hall on October 17, the Philharmonic said.
For the first time ever in Bulgaria, Charles Gounod's Gallia will be heard along with two other familiar pieces by the same composer – Miserere and Messe brève pour les morts.
The programme also includes a Vocalise for solo viola and mixed choir by Tabakov and the world premiere of his Adagio for mixed choir and vibraphone.
Emil Tabakov's repertoire as a conductor, made his name with a rich repertoire ranging from Classicism and Romanticism to Modernism. He recorded for the Bulgarian companies Balkanton, Mega Musica and Gega New, as well as for Elan (USA), Capriccio/Delta (Germany), and Pentagon (the Netherlands) and EMI, Naxos.
As a composer, he has shown an affinity to large-scale works. He has composed in a variety of genres: two ballets, a requiem, six symphonies and other works for an orchestra; concertos and concert pieces; chamber instrumental works; solo and choral songs, etc. A number of his works were released on CD and several awarded and presented Bulgarian music abroad