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Posted by Terry Hopton on September 6, 2005, 6:10 pm
Has anyone have a Discography for LPs on the Balkanton label that they could let me see? (Precious little seems to have emerged on cd.)|
Having recently discovered Raichev's symphonies, further exploration in this area seems like a good idea. The Bulgarian Composers web site is very helpful, but does not give details of recordings. Does anyone else out there collect this music?
Posted by Peter Piessens on July 29, 2006, 5:34 pm, in reply to "Balkanton"
Yes, it's true, you don't find a lot about balkanton records. As for me I'm looking for a record, by a group/band or project called FSB on that label, hope that's the right one!I heard a song on the radio many years ago, I have it still on a cassette. It's the best new age music I ever heard!n But can't find it nowhere! don't know the title either. who can help me,|
Posted by Stef on March 23, 2007, 11:36 am, in reply to "Re: Balkanton"
Posted by Thanh-Tam Le on November 1, 2005, 11:42 am, in reply to "Balkanton"
Unfortunately, I was looking for the same thing and did not manage to find any. However, here are some of the works Balkanton has recorded on LP:|
* Vladigerov: everything was planned, at least several Piano Concertos, Violin Concertos No. 1 and possibly No. 2, the Cello Concerto, Symphony No. 1 and a number of orchestral pieces made it to a commercial recording
* P. Stainov: Symphony No. 1
* Nenov: Rhapsodic Fantasy, SOnata for violin and piano
* Pipkov: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 (No. 4 has been released on a Gega CD apparently), An Oratorio for our Time, the Wedding
* Goleminov: Symphonies Nos. 2-4, Nestinarka
* Sagaev: Symphony No. 6
* Raichev: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 which you know already (No. 2 is much more impressive and BBC Radio 3 broadcast it at night some time ago - they will probably do it again, they also broadcast No. 6 once I think)
* Iliev: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6 (the latter available on CD together with the Musical Moments)
* Jules Levy: Symphony No. 2
There are certainly many more.
I read very promising things about Tutev's 2nd symphony but the Bulgarian Radio CD seems to be impossible to find...
Posted by velio on December 1, 2007, 12:33 pm, in reply to "Re: Balkanton"
Balkanton indeed has recorded lots of songs and records ... I am a bulgarian and almost all of my records are theyrs . I was just listening to FSB and i know theyr songs . I have some too . If you want you can find me in msn email@example.com i could give you some old songs . Its realy rear to find old album on sail now .. Specialy from the ones made in 1970-ies .. FSB says that they will make another album this year but i don't know if they did make anything ... I know some nice songs are "visoko" and others ..|
Posted by pier giorgio leone on October 11, 2008, 11:57 pm, in reply to "Re: Balkanton"
But Balkankonton is still active as label?|
Posted by Tony Reinhardt-Rutland on November 27, 2008, 9:57 am, in reply to "Re: Balkanton"
Some Balkanton material has emerged on CD under other labels. |
Most accessible is probably the Mahler symphony cycle conducted by Tabakov with the Sofia Philarmonic on Capriccio: Most of the cycle (1-6 and 10) is stated as produced by Balkanton.
There is a similar situation regarding Bartok Piano Concerti 1-3 (Dikov, SPO, Manilov) released in the late 1980s on the obscure AVM label.
A final example: Brilliant Classics released a Bizet Carmen performed by Sofia forces. Although the information is omitted, this could well be another Balkanton production. The performance was licenced from Delta, who field the Capriccio label - some of Brilliant's stuff seems to go through several companies on its path to their label!
The Mahler and Bartok were reviewed by Gramophone - generally unfavourably. My ears detect competent performances - but dear old Gramophone 10 or 20 years seemed gripped by a prejudice against unfamiliar sources...a comment I think noted elsewhere on this notice board.
Posted by Alessandro pagliazzi on January 25, 2009, 6:37 pm, in reply to "Re: Balkanton"
I am half Italian half bulgarian. I have a great quantity of old but wonderfull LP balkanton, mainly Folk, Opera, Classic. Balkanton still esist, produces some CD, but really little production. In Bulgaria is much more active GEGA. I do not know the politic of Balkanton, I think it is still a state enterprise. They printed LP until end of the ´90. I bought a lot of Classic LP in Sofia still in 1997 ( very cheap 2/3 Dollars each. Best regards.|
Posted by Richard on April 7, 2009, 1:21 pm, in reply to "Balkanton"
Nikolai Stoikov (b.): Trio Serenade (clarinet, piano, percussion) Balkanton BKA 1300/459 |
clarinetist is Glavanov
I may have others
Posted by Terry Hopton on April 8, 2009, 2:48 pm, in reply to "Re: Balkanton"
Thanks to those who have replied. I have yet to find a catalogue for LPS issued on Balkanton. The LPs seem to crop up in various places and I probably have about 50 classical orchestral ones by Bulgarian compsers who are largely unknown in the West. But it would be nice to know what else is available. |
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