Lubomir Pipkov: Complete Piano Music, Volume One
Label: TOCCATA CLASSICS
Format: COMPACT DISC
Lubomir Pipkov (1904–74) was one of the leading members of the so-called ‘second generation’ of Bulgarian composers. In later life he became fascinated with the ancient heritage of Bulgarian folk-music, writing a series of what he called ‘metro-rhythmical studies’ – piano miniatures that combine melodic immediacy and rhythmic complexity, with a character that might be loosely characterized as sounding like ‘Prokofiev in the Balkans’. These works are performed by pianist and musician photographer Dobromir Tsenov.