Pancho Vladigerov, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pancho Vladigerov

Bulgarian musician

Date of Birth: 13-Mar-1899

Place of Birth: Zürich, canton of Zürich, Switzerland

Date of Death: 08-Sep-1978

Profession: composer, conductor, pianist, university teacher, choreographer, music pedagogue

Nationality: Bulgaria

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Pancho Vladigerov

  • Pancho Haralanov Vladigerov (or Wladigeroff, Wladigerow, Vladiguerov, Vladigueroff; Bulgarian: ????? ????????? ?????????? ['pant??o x?r?'?anov v??di'g?rof]; 13 March 1899 – 8 September 1978) was a Bulgarian composer, pedagogue, and pianist. Vladigerov is arguably the most influential Bulgarian composer of all time.
  • He was one of the first to successfully combine idioms of Bulgarian folk music and classical music.
  • Part of the so-called Second Generation Bulgarian Composers, he was among the founding members of the Bulgarian Contemporary Music Society (1933), which later became the Union of Bulgarian Composers.
  • Vladigerov marked the beginning of a number of genres in Bulgarian music, including the violin sonata and the piano trio.
  • He was also a very respected pedagogue; his students include practically all notable Bulgarian composers of the next generation, such as Alexander Raichev, Alexander Yossifov, Stefan Remenkov, and many others, as well as the pianist Alexis Weissenberg.

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