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Иванка Влаева: „Творческите избори на Любомир Денев и импровизацията”
Ivanka Vlaeva: The Creative Choices of Lyubomir Denev and the Improvisation”

Author(s): Rumyana Karakostova
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The book of Dr. Ivanka Vlaeva The Creative Choices of Lyubomir Denev and the Improvisation inscribes itself an original way into the genre of contemporary musicological presentations, revealing the personal realization, the interests and the creative activity of the Bulgarian composers born in the second half of 20th century. Inspired by the pluralistic creative personality and the original culminant achievement of the composer (the opera-mystery Cain by Byron, which after Vlaeva “most likely will become emblematic for certain creative predispositions and aspirations for synthetism of Bulgarian music from the end of 20th and the beginning of the 21st century), the author constructs a retrospective model of parallel layers in multidirectional and multi-genre creative path of Lyubomir Denev, guided by the research thesis for his professional choices and the creative role of the improvisation in his entire realization as a complex musician – composer, conductor and performer. From the first pages of the book, the researcher’s vision, generally oriented towards the newest artifacts of the contemporary Bulgarian music, polemically directs reader’s attention to a series of rhetoric questions. They are relevant, on one hand to the documentation of the artifacts, and on the other – to the global problems of socialization of the Bulgarian composers’ body of work in a rapidly changing cultural situationand the adequacy of the musicological assessments at the moment of its appearance; for the conjunction of diverse research approaches, dialogizing among themselves, as well as for a concrete research object.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 124-126
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Bulgarian