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Revelation. A coincidence or destiny ...

Author(s): Nelly Pinteva-Bance
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Education, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, School education, Educational Psychology, Sociology of Art, Sociology of Education
Published by: Асоциация за антропология, етнология и фолклористика ОНГЬЛ

Summary/Abstract: The text “confessions” gathers the memories of a Bulgarian musician who has lived abroad, in France, for over 30 years. She is one among the thousands who were “officially migrated” by “the Bulgarian Music Depart¬ment”. These people were granted a passport and visas in exchange for a percentage of what they earned abroad. The Bulgarian musicians were very much appreciated and sought for in Europe and in the whole world and they made up the core of the most renowned symphony and opera orchestras in the world. As she confided in her memoir, the conductor Nelly Pinteva-Bance has always thought it was arduous to tell who she really is: on the one hand, she is convinced she is a citizen of the world as Music is a universal language, on the other, she feels entirely integrated into her French family and France that is for her the symbol of Liberty and Democracy. But, deep down in¬side, regarding her sensitivity and emotional world, she has the feeling she remains Bulgarian which entails for her the awareness that she must em¬body and perpetuate Bulgarian culture, the sole riches of her small and poor homeland. On the occasion of Bulgaria joining the EU, Nelly Pinteva-Bance con¬ducted a Bulgarian orchestra in a series of concerts in France as well as in Switzerland, at the United Nations building in Geneva and at the Town Hall in Bern, with members of the diplomatic corps and of the Swiss government as well as simple citizens and Bulgarians living abroad. The interpretations of classical Bulgarian music, which Western Europeans are hardly familiar with, received an extremely enthusiastic reception and emotion was at its highest when the public started chanting “Welcome to Europe”.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 210-217
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian