In Memoriam, Prof. Elena Toncheva, D.Sc. (26. VІ. 1933–3. ІІ. 2011). A Life Devoted to Science Cover Image
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In Memoriam, Проф. д. изк. Eлена Тончева, (26 юли 1933 – 3 февруари 2011). Живот, отдаден на работата
In Memoriam, Prof. Elena Toncheva, D.Sc. (26. VІ. 1933–3. ІІ. 2011). A Life Devoted to Science

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

Summary/Abstract: The prominent scholar-musicologist Elena Toncheva passed away. Her name is linked first of all to the field of Old Bulgarian music. She set up the scientific grounds of this field, worked out important themes and problems related to it, restored a lot of its music, which started sounding on the stages. Among the subjects she worked out are these about St. John Koukouzeles, the repertory of “Bolgarskij Rospev” recorded in Ukrainian and Russian chant books in the 17th and 18th centuries, the chants designated as “Bulgarian” in sources in Greek from the 14th through the 19th centuries, the Putna manuscripts from the 16th century, and many others. Toncheva also, managed to establish a scientific school of talented musicologists who continued her study in the field of Old Bulgarian music. Her scientific achievements were appreciated very highly both in Bulgaria and abroad. She has got many national and international prizes among which the most prestigious is the international Herder Prize. Her life was devoted to science. Let her rest in peace!

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 88-94
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bulgarian