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За тематичния брой „История в документи“
About “History in Documents”

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

Summary/Abstract: Dedicated to two significant anniversaries – 80 years since the foundation of Bulgarian Composers’ Society “Contemporary Music” and 65 years since the establishment of musicology within the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, this thematic issue is focused mostly on the disclosure of unknown archive documents. The introductory blocs include unpublished so far documents from the family archive of Petko Staynov – the first chairman of the Bulgarian Composers’ Society and the first director of the Institute of Music at BAS, founded to a great extent thanks to his remarkable personal initiative. Commented by Prof. D.Sc. Elisaveta Valchinova-Chendova, these documents are a matter of particular interest in terms of current scientific findings as well as in relation to systematic research method in working with personal archives, which rationalizes in a new way given facts and events associated with the history of music. The other two items, which also dwell on particular archive materials, include a study by Ass. Ph.D. Stefk a Venkova, devoted to Apostol Nikolaev-Sturmski, a conductor and composer, seen as one of the most significant 20th century church music activists in Bulgaria, and a debut article by Mariya Valchanova-Lyubenova, a PhD student at the Institute of Art Studies, who deals with church musical archives in the town of Shumen in the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition, the segment entitled 65 Years Musicology in Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Prof. D.Sc. Lozanka Peycheva notes the 75th anniversary of Lyuben Botusharov, a long time contributor in the Institute. Section Reviews in this issue present new publications (volumes and monographs) in the fields of musical medieval studies, ethnomusicology and musical anthropology, as well as the winner publications listed in the Union of Bulgarian Composers’ award “Book of the Year 2012”. In conclusion, In memoriam gives a last respect to our colleague, the prominent Bulgarian ethnomusicologist Prof. D.Sc. Svetlana Zaharieva.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 3-4
  • Page Count: 2
  • Language: Bulgarian