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Sofia Music Weeks. Archival Records

Author(s): Diana Danova-Damianova
Subject(s): History, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Music
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: Mounting a music festival necessitates spadework of various types of documents in different formats such as administrative documentation, print materials relating to announcements and reflection (programmes, posters, reviews), photographs, audio and video recordings, etc. Collecting, structuring and keeping all these facilitate research. Research on a large-scale festival supposes sets of documentation as complete as possible to compile a trustworthy calendar of events allowing an objective view of a festival. The extant archival sources are miscellaneous, but taken together with the informational texts and music criticism are instrumental in getting a fuller picture of long-gone events, historically more and more distant. The records of the high-profile Sofia Music Weeks International Festival and its history of five decades are difficult to be found and the bulk of these is presently kept at three institutions: Archives State Agency, Sofia Music Weeks International Festival Foundation and Pancho Vladigerov House Museum, Sofia. The article presents a stage in studying the archival records, suggesting possible lines of research.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 81-103
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: English, Bulgarian